Friday, March 22, 2013

Fridays

It was no surprise to me that she loved the Temple of Dendur.  She walked along the pool of water staring at the reflections and I was having mild panic attacks that she would somehow fall in. 

Posting this week was sporadic because my baby girl is on spring break (!) and I've been spending every single free minute of my time with her.  I know she misses school (she told me) but it's been so nice to have full days with her.  We have had a really fun week with trips to both the Children's Museum of the Arts and The Metropolitan Museum of Art - not to mention a lot of down time at home coloring, reading books and building forts (we LOVE forts around here).  I can't believe I waited this long to take her to the Met not only because it's one of my favorite places in Manhattan but because my girl loves to look at and make art.  She's so curious and she loves colors, shapes, light and shadow.  She loves to look at everything from Jackson Pollack and Mary Cassatt to Pablo Picasso and Salvadore Dali.  She's also a bit obsessed with Degas' ballerinas (no surprise there).  I've been to the Met more times than I can count and to dozens of museums in New York and around the world but going with an insatiably curious two year old is an adventure unlike any other.  I highly recommend it. We spent most of our time looking at Egyptian Art (we sat in front of statutes of men with lion heads that she was completely mesmerized by), studying the Greek and Roman art (she loved the fountain and all the statues of children), and the paintings in the American Wing (she loved the dresses the women were wearing in the portraits).  All in all a very successful and most importantly, FUN visit.


I hope you have a wonderful weekend and here are some great links from around the web.

Speaking of art, check out this classic art interpreted by a modern photographer- Photographer Eugenio Recuenco recreates Picasso's cubist period.  GORGEOUS.

Photographs of beautiful and forgotten places.

My sister-in-law tasked me with making a dessert and two veggie side dishes for Passover.  I am making these (for dessert or for appetizer if you're like me) after she told me about them and I cannot wait.  Hopefully I can control myself and not eat them all before getting to the Seder.  Also, these carrots and these brussel sprouts (not revolutionary but my favorite veggie side dish).

Speaking of food, I made these kale chips this week and they were seriously amazing.  So amazing that my daughter ate them and we had the entire bowl before daddy even got home to share them with us.  #sorryimnotsorry

The deadline for the World Cup of Photography is coming up and the contest is open to amateurs and pros!


A windproof umbrella...exactly what I need in downtown Manhattan.

I really, really, really need a vacation.  Like, really.  In the meantime I'm revisiting some instagrams from this trip that was just over a year ago now.  

I want to make these easter eggs this year.  (via Cupcakes and Cashmere)

Awesome larger than life self-portraits.

For the love of spring.

I'm a little bit obsessed with my new vintage photography Pinterest board.  And with Pinterest, in general (let's be honest).  Have you seen the new layout?  I like it!
 
The original hipsta and insta...the wet plate (app).

Do you need a photo degree to be a successful photographer?  You know where I stand on this one.






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