Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
How to sell knitting patterns. Lesson 1.
Take one incredibly cute model. (He is incredibly cute. I am not biased.)
Or maybe two photos.
As long as we have the incredibly cute model around anyway, quickly knit up an elf hat (Enchanted Knits, again) with the left over organic cotton used for his special blanket (counting additional brownie points for Using Up My Stash) so the ICM (incredibly cute model) will have warm ears while walking around a beach town. Photograph the ICM. Again.
Friday, April 25, 2008
"Hey, Uncle Mike! What's that?"
"It's called a Rubik's Cube. It's really fun to play with and interesting to look at."
Thursday, April 24, 2008
The olive trees are just now putting out their new green olivey fruits.
Rose bushes line the walk leading from the Entry Pavilion to the Arrival Balcony that overlooks the front of the museum.
There are several small ponds with grasses, water lilies and pads floating on the surface and among the ripples.
My favorite spot--the lavender-filled terraces stepping up the sides of the outdoor theater!
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
The coloring on this bird interested me.
In Women and Children in Antiquity permanent display cases, there were hair ornaments and jewelry. I found the intricate work on this comb brooch stunning.
No display of Women and Children would be complete without a painting or statue depicting the fiber work women have always done. Here is a statue of a woman spinning fiber. The pieces she is holding in her hands are missing, but it is obvious that she is spinning with a drop spindle.
Of course I would find the ONE piece in the museum that had a connection to FIBER in some form.
Tomorrow--Getty Villa Gardens.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
The architectural details are stunning. I spent a lot of my time looking up at the dental decorations and the ornate columns.
After taking a quick tour through several galleries and pedometer-counting walk through the gardens, we ate lunch in the Getty Cafe. Don't our lunches look delicious?
There was so much to see that I am going to have to wait until another post to show you the gardens and a few of the museum pieces that I particularly liked.
But I have to ask you, "How would you like to live in a place where you woke up every morning and looked out on this view of the Pacific Ocean?"