It's a new week and finally I am feeling better after a nasty upper respiratory virus. This is a detail of the only piece of art I managed during that time. Here is the full journal page:
I aptly titled it "Achooo!" This was a quick and fun page to do with random watercolor marks, scribbling with a pencil, splattering and dripping, and then adding the collage papers and threads which were on my table at my fingertips. No actual sneezing or coughing was done on this page:):)
Linking to Paint Party Friday.
Sunday I felt good enough to go to a special exhibit and then dinner. We went to a local art museum and this is what we went to see:
You can read about it here. Do any of you remember Gene London? Both hubby and I watched his weekend morning show when we were kids. There were at least several write ups about this special exhibit and we knew we weren't going to miss this as we are HUGE OLD MOVIE lovers!!!
The cover and two pages from the brochure.
Upon entering the museum we saw this stunning replica (one like Vivien Leigh wore) from Gone With The Wind. Look at that teeny, tiny waist!!!
These are also replicas from the movie - Rhett Butler's and Vivien Leigh's. Up on the second floor we went to see all the authentic costumes on display. Photos weren't supposed to be taken but as we were among only a few people there since the museum just opened for the day (and I saw a few others taking pics with their phones) I managed to sneak in just three. It began to get crowded quickly and there were security people in each room watching. There must have been about 50 costumes and I was in heaven!!!
My top two favorite actresses have always been Bette Davis and Katharine Hepburn (but my list goes on and on...:) and this is a gown Bette wore in the movie "Elizabeth of Essex". The photos I managed don't even begin to capture the opulence and shine and intricate details!
And here is one Katharine Hepburn wore in "Sea Of Grass":
and the last one I just had to get a pic of:
The waitress outfit Joan Crawford wore in a favorite movie of mine- "Mildred Pierce". And again- that teeny, tiny waist-wow!!! I was completely mesmerized by every costume I saw and was surprised at just how small and tiny these actresses and actors were - they looked so much bigger on the movie screens! There was a Trevor Howard suit that looked like it belonged to a young teen, and the same with a suit worn by James Cagney in "Yankee Doodle Dandy"! Most of the movies had been done in black and white, so to see these costumes in full glorious color too...wow!! There were small screens on the walls that you could touch on a photo of some of the displayed costumes and they'd show a film clip of the actors wearing them in the movies. There was a framed bit next to each costume that said who wore it, who designed it, and what movie it was from. I had seen almost every single movie that was represented here and was just in awe the whole time!! Hubby and I have already decided we want to make another trip to see this before it leaves on Dec. 22nd:) Oh, and Sundays are always free!
Afterwards we had a nice dinner at a place that we had a GC for and wanted to use. I had been to the Marblehead Chowder House a few times for lunch some years ago.
I thought I had a pic of the reverse side (the actual menu) but I guess not...
We both had a nice Caesar salad, warm rolls, water. I also had a glass of Merlot and hubby had a Guinness. Cheers T Stands for Tuesday peeps!
We also both chose the crab cakes(delicious) and a side of grilled asparagus which was done perfectly. We were too full for dessert but asked to see a menu anyway:
Our waiter brought this to our table and when I opened it up...
voila! candies, and the dessert menu:) Tempting as it was we did not indulge. Nice atmosphere, generous portions, really good food, really good service. We'll be going there again for sure!
I have just begun Christmas cards and for this year my plan is to go CAS (clean and simple) using gorgeous paper packs I recently got from my friend Maureen! It has been SOOOO tempting to order the gnome dies from Simon Says Stamp but I'm being good despite all the gorgeous cards using them showing up everywhere;)
Half of this paper pad has gold glittered papers which are so pretty and sparkly like the one I used for this card:
Products: white card stock; patterned paper (the Paper Studio); washi tape (Nicole- AC Moore). Joining the Simon Says Monday Challenge with the theme of "tape it up".
Lastly, I have one final journal page for Art Journal Journey with the November theme of "fruits and veggies":
Thanksgiving in the US is this Thursday and I will be hosting a small dinner with my hubby, mother, son and his fiancé. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
" Reflect upon your present blessings - of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some." Charles Dickens