Thursday, July 5, 2012

A day at the MET

I've been a little late in updating the blog lately. But with summer in full swing I've been taking some time to enjoy it. I had the most wonderful day last week. My girl and I got up early and headed out to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art. As we climbed the majestic stairs to enter the cool grand lobby, she gasped "oh momma, this is the most beautiful place I've ever seen". Oh yes, just wait until you see all the treasures it holds. Once inside we traveled to Ancient Egypt, Renaissance Italy and saw "real princess rooms" in 18th century France. Nothing restores me like a trip to the MET. You must see the Ellsworth Kelly exhibition of plant drawing. It's sublime, no joke. Now all I want to do is move to the country for a period of time and make drawings. One day, I'll make it happen. I hope you are feeling inspired. I'm leaving you with some pics of the day.
 American Arts and Crafts Pottery
Sampler by Sally Cornelius (1792-1877), Somers, NY, 1806, Silk on Linen
Egyptian reliefs...amazing colors!
No photos allowed in the Kelly show. I found this image here.
Finally, can't leave without posting a flower pic. A most favorite bouquet made for a favorite bride. For Emma.


Bow Street Flowers said...

I always forget how inspiring a trip to the MFA can be.
I've never been to the Metropolitan. High time, I think!!! AND really beautiful bouquet!

Amelia said...

What a lovely way to spend the day, I think it's the best way to teach child. She looks enchanted, and enchanting. Bouquet is as always, gorgeous.

Mr Paul said...

The Egyptian reliefs are quite incredible and a beautiful bouquet to finish the post, perfect.


Jin said...

ah just catching up on your blog... you took ruby to the met! yay!!