Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

I watched a movie a few weeks ago that had a profound affect on me. Basically it was a reminder of how important it is to stop and enjoy the little things in life. It’s easy to get caught up in the every day stresses and disappointments. Yesterday I followed my usual morning routine and while driving I became so overwhelmed by how beautiful the light was that I had to stop the routine. I couldn’t stand the thought of sitting in front of my computer all day, I needed to see more light. I needed to see how others used the light. My mind was cluttered and I needed to find some new forms of inspiration. Yesterday I wanted to walk through the art museum. I’m posting a few pictures from my day. I didn’t take my camera to make beautiful images or even to document what I was seeing. In fact I didn’t even plan on shooting anything at all (but I couldn’t help myself).

the first time i saw this painting in real life i was frozen for a few moments. if you look around the room you'll see what Ruben's contemporaries were doing in this same period. he blows them away with his technical abilities. you don't get the impact of a piece of artwork until you see it in it's original state, up close and personal. this remains one of my favorites at the philly art museum. besides i can totally relate to Prometheus

i love this painting. i don't remember who it's by (Manet?) , but when i stood in front of it and looked for a few minutes i felt like i was standing inside of it.

rocky statue!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

this post is a tribute to my grandma, the love of my life, Kathryn Russell. today is her 95th birthday. Kathryn is the most amazing woman i've ever met. She has entertained thousands of people throughout her lifetime by playing the piano and also taught many children to play including myself. (i wasn't smart enough to listen to her when she told me i'd regret it if i quit.) i was thinking about her the other day and i realized that through my entire life i've never once heard her complain of an ailment. not even a headache. they don't make them like her anymore. happy birthday gram.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

on saturday we went to the baltimore aquarium. (no wedding this weekend!) the dolphins were our favorite.