Sunday, August 29, 2010

Dig and unearth

I had the perfect last outing on Friday with Jeannie and Robert. I had gone to NY Central Art Supply to talk w/the paper buyer about carrying colored hanji, and then we stopped at B&H (not the photo place) for soup at the counter. Mine was the perfect cold cucumber soup, to get us through the evening: we hit the Folk Art Museum, MOMA, and then took a couple of buses (Robert's first time on NYC buses!) to the Rubin. The exhibit of female artists at the folk art museum was very satisfying; I love going there. The Lee Bontecou show at MOMA was not what I hoped for. Then again, maybe nothing will top MCA's retrospective of her work years back. The Rubin was the biggest treat, since I still hadn't ever been, and I was happy to introduce it to Robert. We walked to Dojo afterwards for a yummy dinner, and I was thankful for Jeannie's native New Yorker tour and positive spirits. I'm hoping Robert has a safe trip back to Belfast, and then Bangor, while I pack today for tomorrow's drive to Ithaca.

Yesterday, I had dinner with Barbara, my orchestra teacher from 7th to 12th grade. We talked about all sorts of things and sat by the river while I tried to fight the exhaustion from going w/mom to the Korean sauna early in the day for a scrub and beating (aka massage). I think I'm too old for that kind of bodywork--too many things embedded deep in my body that are not going to get worked out in an hour, and that's fine. Jeannie recommended scanning this clipping about a reading group at the public library that I used to be part of. I think it's funny that most of my face is washed out. I need to pick up this book again b/c I don't remember any adventures of Little Bear.

4 comments:

  1. you were/are so beautiful!!! with a love of books! how amazing to have a library next door. i read little bear books endlessly to ian and hannah.

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  2. yo amiee your blog is super baller, i didnt realize you are also pretty funny on paper. hope all is well, still working on some screens in the woodshop, whens the hanji class? we have like 3 weeks to finish these things

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  3. i would never have turned out this way w/o the library next door! that spoiled me rotten.

    cameron, we have been over this before: FRAMES! frames! frames! :) i'll be there in a few weeks to check on your work.

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  4. The Adventures of Little Bear were some of my favorite stories. He goes to the moon! He makes birthday soup! Such fun. You should read them again.

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