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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Art to Admire

I went to Chicago a while ago to help my sister move, and to visit the great city one last time. I am going to miss Chicago (and the western suburbs). I decided I have visited her over the course of the last 13 years at least 10 times. (PS, I used to live in Iowa. So a 5 hour drive was nothing when the rest of the family was 1100 miles and 2 mountain ranges away). Here's to freezing Chicago weather, yummy ethnic restaurants, Gino's deep dish pizza, great shopping, and lots of deep talking. 
Here are my favorites this time from the Art Institute of Chicago. Every time I have been, different pieces of art hit me profoundly.  I love this sculpture so much. I am going to have to figure out how to incorporate it into one of my paintings. 
I also loved this painting of children at the beach. So free and open, and so much movement. I didn't write down the artists.......bad, very bad.....slap my wrist please. I am sure they are very famous and well known. I try not to notice.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Spring Must be Here!

My tulips are here! I just planted them in the fall and this is when you test if you are able to delay gratification. I planted over 100 in my front yard. I literally smile every time I pull into my driveway. I wish they lasted all
 summer....but then maybe we wouldn't appreciate them as much. Maybe I'll do another hundred this year.