This is the third installment of photos from my trip to the Metropolitan Museum in New York City. We only covered the furniture and decorative arts section of the American Wing. Here are more photos, this time of miscellaneous things that caught my eye.
A few nights ago, we watched one of the "Orville" episodes on Hulu. This episode was about finding a lost cell phone from a "time capsule" on earth and how someone recreated that world on the Holodeck. He fell in love with the girl on the phone, but of course, it couldn't work. Past is … Continue reading FROM DUST WE COME, TO DUST WE RETURN – Marilyn Armstrong
In the course of time, I've accumulated a lot of stuff. Much of the stuff is old Asian art -- mostly Chinese and some Japanese porcelain from Han to Qing dynasties. I have no idea what it's worth. I didn't buy it from major art houses and much of it has no provenance, so I … Continue reading EVALUATING ART – Marilyn Armstrong
FOWC with Fandango — Masterpiece They gasped at its originality. The family matron was bowled over by its original design and creative conceptual images. Even the family teenagers were completely awestruck by its astonishing combination of colors and textures. They took pictures of it and sent them all over the internet. The artist was unimpressed. She … Continue reading IT’S A MASTERPIECE! – Marilyn Armstrong
I recently spent two days with friends in Portland, Oregon, the Vermont of the West. Pot is legal and the arts are thriving, all over town. Our friends drove us and walked with us all around town so we got a good overview of the city. On our drive through town, I took a picture … Continue reading PORTLAND STREET ART – BY ELLIN CURLEY
On my recent trip out West, we went to Disneyland in Anaheim, CA for a day. I was struck by the beautiful design elements and artistic touches I saw all over the California Park. There were also many California Craftsman style pieces as well as Art Deco, often in the most mundane places.
Share Your World -10-22-18 QUESTIONS FOR THIS WEEK Credit for this first question goes to Teresa of The Haunted Wordsmith. She asked for TEN books, in her challenge, so the SYW folks got off a bit easy..) Name two books that have influenced you and share how. O Jerusalem: Day by Day and Minute by Minute, the … Continue reading SHARE YOUR WORLD – Marilyn Armstrong