Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
My favorite of her series of paintings of the Scottish countryside.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
The Pulizter is only open to the public a couple of days a week, so it's not always the easiest thing to get over there. I had visited the exhibit a few months ago during the day, and found how the lights changed the space to be delightfull. I knew though, that the effect must be so much more dramatic at night. Thankfully the museum expanded their hours to include evening visits and I jumped at the chance to visit at night and photograph the lights.
How disappointed was I then, when a well meaning docent politely let me know that photographs are not allowed in the building? This, I find to be rather strict as both the Met and the MoMA in New York allow photography as long as the flash in turned off.
I was glad I was able to take a few photos before being informed of the embargo - and maybe just a couple of surreptitious ones after!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
There is just something wonderful about spending time with a 5 year old. It's my favorite age and I get no end of fun talking with Joseph and spending time with him. By the way, those yellow sunglasses he's wearing have smiling sun stickers sticking out on either side. I think that level of un-selfconciousness is going disapear in about 2 years.
We saw elephants, kangaroos, bald eagles, clydsdale horses, llamas, camels and monkeys. This little guinea pig, however, is what actually captured Joeseph's attention. He was in love!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
My grandparents at the local market buying food for dinner.My lovely cousin, Yvonne and my sister, Caroline, posing in front of the house with my grandmother.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Armed with new bedding, I had my mom come over to help me rearrange my bedroom - along with the addition of another bookcase given to me by a friend. All it took was an afternoon and I now feel like I have a brand new space. And I think the final cost was under $100 total. Awesome!
Photos of my old bedroom for reference. These pictures actually look nice, I think. But believe me when I say that the whole room had become dingy and completely overwhelmed with books. Now, I love my books and will never throw or give them away - so I was stuck with about 5 three foot stacks of them behind my bedroom door. The new room fits them so well now!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Anne Lislegaard This last installation, was based on the dystopian novel, Crystal World by James Graham Ballard in 1966. In the book, a doctor working in Africa runs in to a village that has an infection which is slowly turning everyone to crystal. The projected images contained excerpts from the book allong with images of a house slowly becoming more angular or "crystal-ish". You can see my sister, Caroline, in the above picture in the red jacket taking it in.
Last but not least, Elena, Caroline and myself spent some considerable time looking for the last of the 4 outdoor installations, one called Sunset by Spencer Finch. We walked past an ice cream stand about half a dozen times before giving up and walking to our car. Apparently, it was the ice cream stand. Yikes. So, no pictures of that work. Sorry!
Monday, October 6, 2008
Ranier and Sebastian began by requesting donated lamps from St. Louisians in the surrounding area, carefully listening to their stories as the lamps were being deposited. They chose the site of a burned out church about one block away and began constructing a new "roof". I thought it was absolutely delightful!
It's a one time exhibit and I am so glad I was able to see it. The Light Project will be on view through October 17th.
It was delicious! One complaint I have about being single is that making full out dinners and desserts feels like a collossal waste of time, since you're really only cooking for one. Thankfully, I had a friend over that night and I was able to take the leftovers to my family the next day, who all smacked their lips and paid me millions of compliments. ya!