Monday, December 31, 2012

Field Trip - Cleveland Museum of Art

I've been wanting to visit the art museum for a while.  They opened the new atrium a while ago and it has restored the flow of traffic through the museum.  It's gorgeous.  They also have a new gift store which has a fantastic selection of art books and gifts.



We went down to see the Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andies exhibit.  It focuses on the art of this civilization that existed in Peru between 600 and 1000. It's a great exhibit and fills 4 rooms.  The pictures are from the CMA website.

This urn is about 3 feet tall.  It's huge.  This piece was found in fragments and was reconstructed.

The tapestries and weavings were amazing.  Most of the pieces had ~250 threads per inch.

Silver warrior plaque

 Inlaid shell,wood, stone and silver.  This guy was little...about 5" tall.

  This is a handbag with real human hair.  It had coca leaves inside....it's an ancient coke bag.

I have to make the time to get down there more often.  It really is a great museum.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Books on my Wish List

I'm always scouring the internet for sources of inspiration and books are one of my most favorite things. 

Here are some books that I have on my wish list for this year.  Just a little light reading and a little drool...LOL


 
 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

All Done...

My shows are done for the year.  LOL...I only had two but both were in the last two months.  This last show was at the Screw Factory in Cleveland.  I love this show.  It's the whole warehouse setting and the transformation from factory to shopping bazarre in a couple hours. 


I have a differnt set-up here.  I only use three tables and put them in a "V".  It's an easier layout to manage.



Part of the ambiance of the show is the factory setting. The estimate was that ~4000 people came to the show. 

 
Now like Santa I'm ready for a long winter's nap.  Actually it feels like I'm coming down with something so I really am ready for that nap...zzzzzzz.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Pretty Lights.....

 
 
This year there seems to be more Christmas lights up around the neighborhood.  Of course we haven't put any up.....who has the time.  It's the end of the year and I find myself wondering once again....where did it go.  I looked under the couch...its wasn't there.  It's just gone....another year. 
 
Enjoy the lights!!
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Sunday, December 9, 2012