Friday, December 04, 2009

Here and gone!

This is the month of travels -- 3 trips between Thanksgiving and Christmas! I'm off tomorrow but realized today that I haven't posted since my return from New York. It was a totally cool trip. I got to meet Victoria of Bumble Beans, see both my daughters, and spend the holiday with my husband's family. I love New York, love it, love it. So exciting and inspirational!
I took waaaay too many photos to post, so I'll keep this one more or less quilty. I couldn't get a photo to show this well, but at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, I saw these 3 little drinking vessels from the 2nd or 3rd century. They say,
"Avete!", "Misce!" and "Reple!"
-- meaning "Cheers!", "Mix another drink!" and "Fill it up!" How cute is that, especially decorated with all those dots? I think I'll put those words on a quilt, with grapes and wine bottles and such (and maybe a few dots). Too much fun! Makes all those years I studied Latin worthwhile. :)
And what's this? Looks like some primitive geometric design, laid out like a tablerunner. Think on it a second, and I'll show you the inspiration further down. Meanwhile, look at this:
Doesn't it look like a quilt? It's the ceiling of a Korean restaurant where we had dinner one night.
And that tablerunner design -- it's the sign (with reflection) from the Museum of Modern Art!
What a great museum! Wonderful stuff inside, but everything about its design is impressive. I loved the bridges and staircases:
And since I'm keeping this post quilty, there was a quilt on display at the MoMA!
Well, it wasn't displayed as a quilt, but the quilt is part of a piece called "Bed" by Robert Rauschenberg, and shows his own (they think) quilt, sheet and pillow, splashed with paint.

And finally, this is nice and geometric and could easily become a quilt design, but I was so annoyed to see a square pile of yellow bricks on display as art! I find it insulting.

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season!

12 comments:

ROZ said...

Great photos! I used to love visitng the Museum of Modern Art when I lived in NY. That was a lot of years ago--

Nines said...

Happy traveling and thanks for the quilty tour of NY.

Beena said...

Thanks for posting these great pics and virtual tour.

I have to wonder if maybe there was some historical significance to the pile of bricks...because I agree...I wouldn't call it art.

Clare said...

Wasn't there something similar to those bricks at the Tate years ago?

I love signs like the MMA one - always on the look out for inspiration.

I didn't know yo studied Latin. DD took up the option in her second year at coll├ęge and now regrets it.

True Blue Nana said...

What a wonderful trip. I love going to New York and visiting all the museums and galleries.

belinda said...

Wow thanks Cheri for sharing!! Ha
I see everything as a quilt design
too!! I can't believe they ruined
part of that wonderful quilt with
splashing paint on it!!

Mrs Moen said...

What a great trip, Cheri, sounds like you're busy! I do want to visit Noew York some time in the future; the whole East Coast really...

em's scrapbag said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip. Enjoy your other travels. Really enjoyed all the pictures.

Cathi said...

THe ceiling from that Korean restaurant has me thinking ofa quilt version!! :-)

Meggie said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time!

jacquie said...

i love moma too...art is always thought provoking...even bricks.

BUMBLE BEANS said...

When are you coming back my dear?
We've got more restaurants to check out!!!
Which korean restaurant was that? great shots...