The seaweed is always greener
In somebody else’s lake
You dream about going up there
But that is a big mistake
Just look at the world around you
Right here on the ocean floor
Such wonderful things surround you
What more is you lookin’ for?
Under the sea
Under the sea
Darling it’s better
Down where it’s wetter
Take it from me
The Little Mermaid -
Being unemployed is making me into a ukulele playing machine!!
I’ve never done one of these! scary…
1. I talk to myself A LOT
2. I really like to dance but not really in public/clubs
3. I love writing letters and sending my friends cute/uglycute things
4. I try to write in all cursive letters (people tell me it’s weird)
5. I’m the rainbow lady >.<
Last weekend I went to the Society of Illustrators, where I saw The Vision of George Stavrinos on exhibit from September 3 – October 19, 2013.
I have lots to say but most of all, the quality and intensity of these drawings are seductive. They will make you tingle for sure…
(shhhhhshhhh) But… I’m also working on a secret secret project where I wrote
“Stavrinos shows the epitome of fashion illustration while also revealing characters, stories, and reminiscences of cinema stills”.
Take a look! Tell me what you think!
Last Friday, I was embarrassingly excited to visit MoMA, even for me. The final welcome I needed to NYC was a museum visit. I have never been but I knew a great deal about it, the works, the shop, and the extraordinary exhibits that immortalize this place. Unfortunately here lies my dilemma: it is a price-y admission cost and the free Friday nights are but too convenient. It is on this day that weekly tourists and locals, flock into the museum only to walk through and pass like water through the corridors ignoring the walls. In the process, they take flash photography, take over the benches, push and shove their way to the gift shop.
At first I thought that the summer fever for tourism was still happening but this is NYC there is no stopping anything ever. There are in fact hundreds of people that pay tribute to the MoMA because it is a “thing to do” and on vacation that is what you are suppose to do and as local it is a thing you just do.
Oh what’s that I kinda-but-not-really-see, a Van Gogh, right on man! …
I made it to the top of the museum after navigating through sardines hoping that I would slowly make my way down. My plan just wasn’t going to work. People were gathered around the masterpieces of the 20th century. Which on one hand sounds like a rather lovely time for culture, art, and inspiration but on the other — each person spent seconds there, took a picture, and moved on. There wasn’t the time, the patience, nor the respect for these works.
My cynical senses say: If you want a photo, there are plenty online. If you don’t care for it, go somewhere else. If you don’t understand it, lets have a chat.
For a while I was more interested in people watching than in the art. I am also yet to come up with a solution to this problem.
Yes, I see it as a problem because I truly believe that art is meant to be enjoyed. The problems are there: lack of education for the public, intimidating and elitist art institutions, and a human loss of patience and perspective.
There have been so many suggestions and so many museum solutions, from interactive digital displays to personal and engaging programming. Perhaps the problem lies within our education system where the arts are the first to be cut and therefore seen as unnecessary. Perhaps, we need to think outside the box here.
For free nights at the museum what can we implement, massive crowd control, prohibiting photography, pushing people to actually engage… how can we do that??? Especially without resentment…
The guy kind of has a point but is also terribly ignorant.
These kids are totally on the right track and when I chat more with them perhaps some ideas will spark!
If you can ease my mind get in touch!