Gentle Readers and Dear Friends I am back feeling much better - and got out over the weekend to see some lovely things. Thanks for all your kind thoughts and comments!!
One of the things I had been putting off was a visit to see the latest exhibition at the de Young Museum in Golden gate Park. We have an abundance of great Institutions here in the Bay area and I really do not take advantage of the great things they bring here. I will see the posters around town, I'll see the banners and the ads on TV - and think "I really need to make the effort to go...." but time just slips away and then whatever wonderful was there is gone. Well, I was cutting it close this time - the last day to see some beautiful paintings was yesterday - the exhibit had only been up since October!! But, I made it and it was so worth it!! The exhibit was called "Masters of Venice: Renaissance Painters of Passion and Power from the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna." I had seen many of these paintings the last time I was in Vienna and really wanted to see them again. You can look at page after page of pictures in a book and tons photos on the tube but to really "see" the painting in front of you is something special and extraordinary!! Here are a couple of the paintings that where in the exhibit...
"Allegory of Mars, Venus and Cupid" by Paris Bordone, ca 1560
"Saint Sebastian" by Andre Mantegne ca 1457-59
After leaving the museum and going back to my car I walked through the Park that separates the de Young Museum from the California Academy of Science and took this snap...
There is an upcoming show called "The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk." It begins in March and should prove to be very interesting!!
I worked some on "Oregon trail" and here is an update snap....
The large square on the right is charted with the initials - I am not sure how I will fill it.... I also need to work in a break line between the verse and this first band. Since I flipped the sequences of bands the bottom to top there was not a line or break bar there. I'll figure something out once I get more into the band. I have had to fix a couple of not charted things - and will go back and fix a couple of other bits not charted that appear on the final photo I like better. I am really enjoying the colours of this piece!!.
I baked up a nice easy coffee cake yesterday...
It's basic and tasty!! I'll get that recipe up in the morning.
That's about it for today sports fans. Thanks so much for your kindnesses and for stopping by - do stop again!!