Done. Off the To-Do list. Ready for the mail!
The Hammer Museum has two shows on right now that I particularly enjoyed.
“Joan Didion: What She Means is an exhibition as portrait, a narration of the life of one artist by another. Organized by .. Hilton Als.” The exhibition includes works from about 50 artists, on until mid-February.
You can see a small quote from one of Joan Didion’s works in the center of the photo above. The quote is from a story she wrote about when she left New York and came back to California. On the right are paintings that reflect life in New York and on the left are photographs from California. All the walls have this form, with a quote and selected art works, not all of the relationships quite as obvious as this one.
There is also an exhibition of Picasso’s ‘Cut Papers’. I think they are wonderful! What a prolific guy. During my last trip I saw big Picasso shows in two different cities.
Alex and Carol are leaving in a week or two with Paul and Karyn on P&K’s boat for a couple months sailing to Mexico. Paul and Karyn quit their jobs, sold up, and fitted their boat for an open-ended sail for as long as it’s fun. Alex and Carol are going to offer encouragement and experience as P&K begin their adventure. You go guys!
For Bill’s first time at the Getty Center, we went on the last day of the Cy Twombly exhibit and although I’m not such a big fan I’m still really glad to have seen it. Above is a photo of Twombly with statues in front of the photo to give a cool 3-d effect.
Cheryl didn’t come to LA this time and since I didn’t get a picture of Bill while he was here, I snagged this off their facebook.
Flying over Amsterdam it was interesting to see all the windmills. We expect windmills but there were more than I expected. moreMore. And oh my goodness the Amsterdam Airport. Yikes. These were the longest lines I had ever experienced in an airport. It wasn’t Quite as frustrating as others though, because up until the last 10-15 minutes they had one longLong switch-backed line that shuffled along. At the end the one line broke into several lines and then you (me), of course, will get in the worst line.
As of Saturday I’ve been home for 4-5 days, slept off and on, did a little of this and that, saw a few people briefly, Cecilia came to clean the house, and I just had a normal night’s sleep, so YAY!
I wanted to replace the two 3/4 dead white roses and I went with 3 different lavender plants. When I got home only one of them was in good shape and the other two were, again, like it’s my fate, 3/4 dead. So, more alive than dead, which is good?
The left is from before my trip and the fruit on the right is when I got back. That red persimmon was Done.
The Meyer Lemons before and after. It’s losing leaves but the fruit is hanging on.