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Merry Christmas from Phoebe New York

Phoebe at Christmas. Artwork by mixed-media collage artist Libby Schoettle. Libby is the subject of a new documentary filming now.
You can follow PhoebeNewYork on Instagram and Tumblr.

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Phoebe New York – Our Favorites 2014

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Phoebe comes to life each day in a 7th floor walk-up in Manhattan with the help of scissors, paper, photos and the creative mind of artist Libby Schoettle. Below are our 10 favorite Phoebe collages and line drawings from 2014.

You can follow Phoebe on Instagram and Tumblr.

Libby Schoettle is the subject a new documentary we are filming now.

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Fed up ©2014 libby Schoettle

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Welcome home ©2014 libby Schoettle

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The sad thing is ©2014 libby Schoettle

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You were meant for me ©2014 libby Schoettle

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Jan Brady ©2014 libby Schoettle

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Choose a positive thought – ©2014 libby schoettle

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Ari Cohen’s Muse: Mimi Weddell

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We are really excited for Ari Seth Cohen whose fabulous blog, Advanced Style has inspired a documentary of the same name.  The documentary ‘Advanced Style‘ examines the lives of seven unique New Yorkers whose eclectic personal style and vital spirit have guided their approach to aging.

Ari Seth Cohen met Mimi Weddell, the subject of Canobie Films’ documentary, ‘Hats Off‘, in his hometown of San Diego when director Jyll Johstone and Mimi were on tour for the film. He was  a member of the audience and he stood up and told Mimi he was moving to New York City in the fall and could he come by and visit her? She of course said, “Absolutely.”

Unfortunately, when he got to the city and called Mimi, she didn’t remember him! He was very persistent and eager to meet with her so Ari reached out to Jyll and she connected them. He has always called Mimi, “my muse,” and has since gone on to write a book, and collaborated with filmmaker Lina Plioplyte on the documentary.

When you’re together with family over the holidays, Advanced Style is a great film to inspire the grandparents and spark some spirited conversation around aging.

Happy Holidays!

Watch the trailer for Advanced Style on YouTube:

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Libby Schoettle on Phoebe

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Phoebe is a complex character created by collage artist Libby Schoettle. She is up to something new everyday – you can follow PhoebeNewYork on Instagram and Tumblr. We asked the artist to reveal a bit more about the meaning behind the collage ‘I hate this’.

Artist Libby Schoettle says, “Phoebe rarely shows her full face. This collage is titled, ‘I hate this’ because she is very insecure about how her face looks and can’t wait to get back behind the curtain. At the same time, her egotistical side is loving and craving the attention from the audience.”

Can you relate?

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