Friday, June 12, 2009

Mel’s Show and Tell — A Gift to Myself

When I was in Canada for my first (failed) FET, I went to a ceramics museum. They had a “special” exhibit of painted ceramics. Something I have a particular fondness for. Especially modern works. I was very disappointed. A meager exhibit. I thought about some artists whose work I enjoy that were either not represented or underrepresented. For example, these Picasso ceramic pieces (there was ONE of his, it was okay), or Beatrice Wood, or even more current, Matt Nolen, an artist I took a workshop with many years ago. Thinking about Nolen’s work (please, explore his website), I know he has many pieces in various museums’ permanent collections, but that he has also done smaller, less extensive pieces. On a whim, I searched for him on eBay. Nothing came up at the time, but I saved the search so that I would receive emails if anything was listed. 2 months later I received an email. I won an awesome, hand painted cup. For less than the cost of a good pair of sneakers. IMO, it’s probably worth at least 3-4 times what I paid for it. I think I’m just lucky that others don’t think to look there for his work.

I think the theme of this cup is very appropriate for someone who is pregnant for the first time in my mid-40s.

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Monday, June 8, 2009

Mel’s Show and Tell — A Special Gift

Had a chance to visit with some friends in the DC area this past weekend. Thursday night had dinner with an old college friend. Even though her 8 year old daughter REALLY wanted to come, we explained that it was a grownup dinner. (Also, due to her disorganization, we didn’t wind up going to dinner until after 9:30! Alright, little rant here, I got a message from her in the afternoon asking if I could take the metro out to her burb (about a 45 minute ride) after I arrived. Uh, no! I’m pregnant, just had injections in my feet the day before, and left my apartment at 9am to travel to DC!) Her daughter gave my friend the sweetest drawing and note to give to me.
I think I’m in the clear on this one. As of the last ultrasound, the tail was gone, so I think I can safely assume it will be a girl or a boy.

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the class is showing!

P.S. 13 weeks today!!