Sunday, October 21, 2012

Fall Break Roadtrip (Dallas/Ft. Worth)

big sculpture (and me!) in front of museum
 on thursday we went to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
to see the Lucian Freud Portraits exhibit.  it was amazing...

tickets and program to the lucian freud exhibit
 pics weren't allowed of course. but there was a collection of approx 
90 paintings on display (spanning over 70 years of his career). 

 my thoughts:

"he had the paint power to make a plain man in a grey suit look
 like the most interesting thing in the world."   


"letting my eyes journey through his brushwork was like going through a lush landscape."

 Lucian Freud (1922-2011)

next, we headed to Dallas to the Texas State Fair

 Big Tex has been the Texas State Fair icon since 1952. 
he was celebrating his 60th birthday then went up in a blaze! 
no joke, we saw him then the next day he made 
national news by going up in smoke. ha!
it was so weird to see the pics of him on fire on friday!!


the Chinese Lantern Festival was wonderful.  too bad we didn't get to see it in the dark.

Art Deco sculpture at the fair park
another view
we had a great time, until i got sick and miserable,
(oh boy! heat, bad food and not hydrated enough was a recipe for disaster.)
i was stressing then because i was due to go on a camping trip the next day! 
i had to try to re-coup fast. wasn't easy, but i made it to my long awaited
camp & hike in the west oklahoma grasslands.

i'll share all about it in my next posts! 

i hope you've had a good weekend.
we are having a true Indian Summer here. 
it's more than wonderful. :)

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