Opera scarf in progress

Composing, adding details and choosing colors all at once for this exciting new opera scarf based on shoes I found under the stage at the Met Opera last week...  I paint the design to scale on watercolor paper and then separate the colors for each silkscreen via the computer.  Very hands on-old school and a little toooooo time consuming!  It's getting very dramatic with these strong trompe-l'oeil shadows.  I’ll post the finished design with color combinations next week and you’ll be able to wear it in September :)






Shoes of the Opera


Very excited to be doing a new commission for the Metropolitan Opera.  I went into the archives under the stage and photographed about a hundred shoes from productions like Othello, Carmen, Magic Flute and the Ghosts of Versailles.  So I'm creating a fanciful 'Shoes of the Opera' scarf!  Will keep you posted when its finished, the whole process of designing, coloring, silk screening, sampling and sewing takes a long time ...  Each scarf is lovingly made... Here’s a tiny selection of what's under the stage along with my first thumbnail sketch.  Do you recognize Caruso’s shoe from Pagliacci, one of his signature roles… It fits me, I love it! 



Give my regards to Pluto

A short animation (with whisk in hand, got there before New Horizons!)   If you're receiving this via email click here to view the video:


Trip to Pluto from nadia roden on Vimeo.


My Animated backdrops for the theatre (moving paintings)

here's a link to a great article that just came out in Stage Directions Magazine, by Lisa Mulcahy- about animated backdrops I have created for the theatre!  If you're interested in commissioning me, thats great!    


Menu for last nights Pluto event

For all those who missed last nights descent from Pluto, heres the tasting menu, each inspired by one of Pluto's five moons (each moon is named after a figure form the underworld in Roman Mythology) and of course Pluto himself,  whom I fell in love with and gave the most delicate of flavors… A really fun night!  (will post up the short animation soon)


Come see whats up in the sky and taste a bit of it too!

Come see whats up in the sky and taste a bit of it too in the basement of Cornelia St cafe this Sunday at 6    Here's where to book

a frame from my short animation "Give my regards to Pluto" Passing one of it's 5 moons, Hydra, named for the gigantic 9 headed water serpent.  For each head cut off, it grew two more... It's poisoness breath and blood will be transformed into a granita for you to enjoy... xx 



Pluto and the Ice Princess - together at last!

A fun evening in store, I'm teaming up with the brilliant astronomer Jason Kendall and creating a taster plate from that remote cold space that's Pluto.. Come and see what's up in the Sky! and be prepared to have your taste buds frozen in delight! For tickets go to

Jason Kendall is an urban astronomer who’s held star parties in the Bronx where tattooed gang members, homeless men in plastic bags and fur-wearing women walking Afghan hounds, all stood next to each other and looked at Saturn in a telescope. He’s shamed NYC Parks into turning off park lights for the International Year of Astronomy, and recently started a stint on a Weather Channel show, telling viewers what to see in the sky. When he’s not taking his 15” Obsession telescope into the wilds of Inwood Hill Park, he stealth-teaches astronomy at William Paterson University to mostly-unsuspecting undergraduates.

Tonight Pluto is his beat, and he teams up with Nadia Roden, a visual artist who crosses the realm into ice wizardry. She has published two award winning books on the subject of shaved ice and creative ice pops and has taken her polka dot Ice mobile cart onto the Highline where she has enchanted people with her imaginative flavors. Oprah Magazine named her the ‘Ice Princess’. Tonight Nadia will share her creative process and then take a trip to Pluto and its 5 moons. Be prepared to have your taste buds frozen in delight as the voyage returns to earth bringing flavors from that remote cold space directly to your table at Cornelia Street cafe’s basement.

 $10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum ,

From Me to You

I just figured out how to put animations up here... very exciting... I hope it works... This is for you x



from me to you from nadia roden on Vimeo.


Potato queen


Traveling towards 2015



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