I can be obsessive. When something (or someone) captures my interest, I can be consumed with near fanatical passion. For the past two weekends, I have, without luck, been searching for a particular print from Cy Twombly's Rose Collection. I believe Roses was the last exhibition before his death this past July. Twombly certainly has his detractors (what artist doesn't) but I love his childlike expression of color and the lyrical scribbles of poetry scrawled through many of his paintings. He makes me want to paint again!
"We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies." Pablo Picasso
I didn't watch the Emmy's this year. Time is something I just don't have enough of these days. But it is hard to escape the red carpet. Most of the gowns this year were quite understated. In fact, I read some say they were disappointed by that. However, since that is generally my approach to dressing, I rather like it.
I just love Kate Winslet. She's a superb actress and I admire her honesty. I thought she looked quite lovely in red.
I think Emily Blunt is so pretty. I loved her black Elie Saab gown. Of course, I love Elie Saab!
I have to admit--I didn't know this actress at all but Nina Dobrev in this head-turning red gown looks positively stunning!
Well, those were my top three picks. What were your favorites?
My best friend is leaving! She's leaving California casual for the cosmopolitan crowds of New York. I guess loss is a theme for me this year. Her new abode is a tiny sliver of an apartment with huge rent. It has made me think about how much one can live without. You have to get very creative in a tiny space. When storage space is premium, rooms have to serve double duty. You have to make tough decisions about what stays and what has to go. I know I can't live without books and art. Luckily, my friend has an incredible flair for turning any space into a fabulously cozy nook and I can't wait to visit her.