March 5, 2012 – The Philadelphia Museum of Art is world-renowned, yet often taken for granted by local residents. But they’re coming out in droves to see the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh in an up close and personal exhibition, the only American stop on a groundbreaking tour that focuses on the artist’s final two … Continue reading Taking in Van Gogh Up Close
July 6, 2019– Anyone up for solving a mystery? The song, My Favorite Things, from the musical The Sound of Music, is played at Christmas each year, and I’m not sure why. Aside from the lyrics “brown paper packages tied up with string, or snowflakes that fall on my nose and eyelashes” – and are both a stretch … Continue reading Crescent moons, magazines and peppermint tea
November 3, 2017 — This week’s photo challenge is peek. Peek inside the closet of this 3D replica of Vincent Van Gogh’s “Bedroom in Arles”.
December 2, 2016 – Anyone up for solving a mystery? The song, My Favorite Things, from the musical The Sound of Music, is played at Christmas each year, and I’m not sure why. Aside from the lyrics “brown paper packages tied up with string, or snowflakes that fall on my nose and eyelashes” – and are … Continue reading Crescent Moons, Magazines and Peppermint Tea
May 30, 2014 – I saw this question posted on Facebook other day, and it intrigued me. Most likely, I’d pick someone who is no longer here, but part of me thinks it would be interesting to have a conversation with my 18-year-old self so I could tell her not to worry so much, or with … Continue reading If you could sit on this bench for one hour and talk to anyone, who would it be?
January 31, 2014 – It’s Friday, two days before the Super Bowl, and the last day in January. It is also the day to post something different, an idea sparked from this blog. Here are 15 questions designed to interview yourself that allow readers a peek behind the curtain of the blogger. If you know … Continue reading Shh, interview in progress…
July 23, 2013 – Paris has the Louvre. Rome has the Sistine Chapel. Philadelphia has The Museum of Art. As one of the largest museums in the United States, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, an architectural wonder of Greek design that sits atop the Schuylkill River on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, is world-renowned, and can … Continue reading A lunchtime tourist in her own city: The Philadelphia Museum of Art
July 17, 2013 — There’s a new creative outlet in town that has folks asking why paint a coffee mug or vase when you can paint a masterpiece instead. Painting with a Twist is an art studio experience popping up in different locations across the United States. The local studio in my area is in … Continue reading Channeling my inner artist
September 10, 2012 – The summer may be winding down faster than we want to admit, and I hope the memories of how you celebrated the season – whether at a beach, lake, mountain resort, abroad or even in your own neighborhood, keep you warm through next spring. If those summer plans included a road … Continue reading The best museums in the United States
July 6, 2012 – I received a post card from a friend last week that completely brightened my day. She was visiting Santa Fe, N.M. and more specifically the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, and is one of my favorite places on earth. You simply can’t go wrong there; … Continue reading The magic of art