Saturday, December 11, 2010

~Early December> John Alexander lectured at the Corcoran on the 9th (the Good Doctor Tripplaar + the Inimitable Madame Cheung hooked me up with gifts from their Off the Walls table)> dead fox curbside during a fun visit to the Mall with Alissa + Miss Harper :D

~The very tail-end of NOvember sunlight presages one's descent into winter dark / one's mental + physical growth into new human capacities + one's pursuit of new interests across the board + one really looks forward to finishing shaking off the old skin of habits

~End of NOvember Chelsea/Manhattan daytrip

Thursday, November 25, 2010

~NOvember: This year my parents both turned 70, so we had an amazing celebratory dinner at Basic Necessities, then Gomi + I hit the VMFA to see the new wing + the enthralling Sally Mann not-retrospective retrospective



~NOvember: JFM + I hit the gardens at Dumbarton Oaks to see Patrick Dougherty's sculpture--very cool. He had an installation in Providence when she was in school, + I believe Lyt's neighbor Jeanne Drevas has worked with him before, so I felt how connected the world is when I was experiencing the work.
The apple pictured is a deliciously crisp Arkansas Black grown by Lyt (it also relates to gardens methinks ;).

~October into NOvember: JFM in the NGA elevator; Calder; Shira walking through my photo of Julie Wolfe's debut Hemphill exhibit; not-yet-laden bookshelves with pix of dear friends (+ a Mary Early work on paper); an autumnal evening sky portends of dark winter days to come.

~October: JFM at Hemphill for the last day of Renee Stout's outstanding exhibit; Beltway construction; Old Rag from near Lyt's home; Rappahannock pruning; my dad checking out Renee's work at Hemphill.

~September/California outtakes: Venice Beach; JFM with orange backdrop; Villa garden view; JFM hugging a sculpture copy installed for visitors to touch.

Friday, October 08, 2010

~September: Was a month of change--change is always good + also emotional. Was treated to a trip to Los Angeles, Santa Monica to be precise. It was a miserable trip to be sure, but at least it left no doubt as to the demise of that part of that relationship.
Sure was pretty out there though--The Getty deserves another trip (the Villa wasn't as interesting to me), + when I get back there I'll definitely hit the Norton-Simon + LACMA, + would love to sometime get to hit La Jolla to visit Louis Kahn's Salk Institute.

~September: A cousin's wedding in Albemarle functioned as a Bain reunion, bringing distant family from far away + long ago into one place--a fun day.