Sharka roadtrip day 3: Chicago – Lotsa walking and no driving.
I saw some sights and museums and cool stuff today. I drove not one bit. It was awesome. The snow was less awesome, but at least I didn’t have to drive in it.
I brought snow from Columbus. Chicago was fine when I got here, and then I woke up to this. Again, at least I didn’t have to drive (thanks Dave and April!)
First stop was The Art Institute of Chicago. It is well worth the trip. I highly recommend it. Young and old, human and uglydoll – all will have a good time. Target soaked up the culture.
Seeing paintings in person that I’ve only ever seen in textbooks or on computer screens is always fun, but Sunday Afternoon on La Grande Jatte is one of my top 5 paintings. It was moving. I’m going back. That’s all there is to it. And I *have* to go back. Most of the modern art was off exhibit due to construction. May 16, 2009 is when it opens. I’ll be there!
There was a room full of miniature rooms, set back into the wall and lit via “ambient” light coming through the windows in the tiny rooms. It was astoundingly cool. It was a totally unexpected exhibit to me. I went downstairs expecting a photography exhibit (which was also under construction) and got something way more cool.
You just can’t take Uglydolls anywhere….
Tomorrow, if the weather lets me, I’ll make my way to Des Moines!
Stay and see Sue. Clancy demands that you pay his respects to his “girlfriend.”
May 16, 2009? …sounds like a date!
and…seeing art in person (this coming from mr. rome) is completely different than txtbook understanding, no?
Dog Tags using a Silver Cross Pendant -This is a new trend that is certainly
being seen by troops and soldiers world wide. Started being a punk rock insignia inside the 70s has now spawned in to a fashion statement plus a counter culture item which signifies a negative ass attitude towards life.
Precious metal clay (PMC) is surely an ideal material
to make jewellery.