Monday, March 12, 2012

Life rescheduled

Once again I have been reminded that I am not in charge.  What was supposed to have been a 3 day work trip turned into 6 day one.  That was quickly followed by needing to leave almost immediately to head to my in-laws (more on that later).  Once again I had to set aside my plans and deal with what life handed me.  But since I have a few free moments this morning, I decided I should post the answers to the sculpture quiz that are now past due by more than a week.  So for anyone who was wondering, here are what these items were sculpted out of: 

1.  Cardboard
2.  Chewing gum
 3.  Driftwood
4.  Ice
 5.  Legos
 6.  Paper
 7.  Snow
 8.  Rubber tires
9.  Glass
 10.  Towels
 11.  Coke cans
 12.  Plastic bottles
 13.  Sand
14.  Bullets
 15.  Plastic bags
 16.  Vinyl records
 17.  Wire hangers
 18.  Felt

And where did I go to see this?
That would be Chicago...

Once I get back to feeling like I am in control of my schedule, I'll write about that wonderful experience.  (I'll also show you what Amanda won by playing my little game.)

Hopefully I won't be away  too long!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A little more about sculpture

Our new neighborhood tree sculpture has me thinking a lot about the art of sculpture.  I love looking at sculptures and am in awe of the talent it takes to create them.  One of my absolute favorite sculptures is Edgar Degas' Small Dancer Age 14. 
I saw her in for the first time in 2000 at  Musée d'Orsay 
I love how he added fabric to the bronze statue.   
Michelangelo's Pietà is on my bucket list I think it is one of the most amazing sculptures ever made...
I'm looking forward to the day I go to  Saint Peter's Basilica and see it in person!

I also really enjoy sculptures made from unique materials.  Here are some fun ones. Can you guess what each is made of?   


Now that I'm all worked up about sculpture, I'm off on a work trip that will let me see this in person:
I'm totally excited as I have been trying to get here for years!
Can you guess where I'm going?

Send me an EMAIL with your guess of the materials used in the above pictures as well as where you think I will see this lovely lion.  I'll pick up a little something on my trip for the person who gets the most answers correct.  I'll post the answers and the name of winner on Saturday.  In the case of a tie, the winner will be selected randomly.