Friday, November 30, 2012

Friday exposure.

The Nov/Dec issue of Selvedge arrived yesterday. I love these prints by artist Rinne Allen! Not only are they beautiful, they remind me of summer and sunlight, something that is seriously lacking in the Pacific NW right now. Happy Friday!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Good book.

This was my favorite book that I read on vacation.  If you get a chance, it's good!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


One last post from Dallas. I was there for the 49th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination. So while we were downtown visiting the art museum we stopped by Dealey Plaza (2nd photo). Three shots were fired from the sixth floor of the Book Depository building in this first photo. It's a very somber place with nothing more than an X on the street where the President lost his life, and a small museum in the Book Depository building.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Texas landscapes.

I saw some beautiful wide open spaces while in Texas!
Wishing I was still there and not heading back to work this morning.
Happy Monday!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Fort Worth.

I also saw two of the many museums in Fort Worth, the Kimbell and the Amon Carter. Here are a few pieces I could take photos of...
A Guatemalan vessel from the Early Classic period, 250-600 AD (above).

"The Cheat with the Ace of Clubs" by Georges de La Tour, circa 1630 (above).

A Matisse (above) and a Miró (below).

This one was my favorite of the day. A Landscape in wood by George Morrison, 1967.

The Kimbell ArtMuseum was designed by architect Louis Kahn and it was the last of his work he ever saw completed. It's just an amazing building.

And the Amon Carter Museum of American Art is just as beautiful. They had an exhibition, "To See as Artists See...American Art from the Phillips Collection" and they have eight photographs from Seattle photographer, Edward Curtis in their permanent collection. The latter was especially nice after seeing Tim Egan speak about his book on Curtis just a couple of weeks ago.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Dallas Museum of Art

I just got back from a week in Dallas! I got to spend Thanksgiving with my sister and her family, and with my dad who was also visiting. I had sunny 70-degree days while they were having record rainfall at home in the Pacific NW. I took a few walks, read a few books, got hooked on BBC's "Sherlock," saw a few football games, the new James Bond movie, and a few other words, I relaxed. Here are a few pics from the Dallas Museum of Art. Photos were not allowed except of permanent collection paintings or sculpture, so I can't show you the fabulous Posters of Paris, but they were amazing!
The café with a fabulous Rauschenberg collage/painting and Chihuly glass in the window.

One from one of my favorites, Modigliani...

Outside, a beautiful courtyard (looked like Paris) and the entrance.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day.


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sunday crafting.

Making cards from recycled tea wrappers...

and cutting out lots of letters for Thanksgiving mobiles...

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Eagle Harbor.

I took a little trip into Seattle this week and snapped this pic as the ferry departed Eagle Harbor. The trees are so beautiful right now. I got lucky and missed the raindrops that day, not so lucky today. And I'm off to work on a Saturday!

Enjoy the extra hour of sleep tonight!  I know I sure will.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Reusable bags.

A plastic bag ban goes into effect today in our little town. Here are some ideas for reusable ones. I have a couple like this first one...they're great because they fold up and fit in your purse so easily! The other bags I tend to forget to bring with me.

And by the way, Happy November!