Friday, March 21, 2008

TIme for FUN!!

I also had a lot of fun over Spring Break! Jeremy and I took his sister to see Horton Hears a Who and to the Pet store (always a favorite of ours). I went with my sister and two nieces to the mall and children's museum and Marissa, who is in first grade, got her ears pieced!! She did great- no tears! ( Just a little green in the face!) We also saw the movie the Kite Runner which was excellent and really kept to the book( by Khaled Hosseini.)It is a must see! (certainly more more than Horton Hears a Who)
We saw the Voom exhibit at the University of Iowa Art Museum. I admit I was not seriously excited to go see this exhibit, it had been highly advertised as a bunch of videos of famous movie stars and seemed a bit silly. I found I really enjoyed how long you were drawn to each screen. It really made me think of how quick we are to shoot pictures with cameras to capture the moment and how the little gestures and moments are so beautiful, taking the idea of still-life a little further. It was really amazing to see the animals on these high definition screeens. The whole center room in the museum that long ago housed the BIG Jackson Pollock and Robert Motherwell now was filled with screens of an owl with polka-dot backgrounds. It was really amazing to see. I also got to see Brad Pitt in his white boxers getting rained on..... Willem Dafoe has a portrait and it is the creepiest one ever!!!!

I also went to see a friend of mine who opened up a great new fabric store/knitting shop in Iowa City. Home Ec workshop is the greatest little place in Iowa City! Classes are offered in sewing and knitting along with kids classes or birthday parties which we witnessed yesterday! How great would it be to be able to bring 8 friends out to sew your own purses! Codi offers cookies and tea and quiche on Saturdays! If you live near by you must check it out! I bought this adorable fabric there yesterday and created this cute little bag last night. I do not sew much and it was a fun first piece for me- thanks to Kirsten for the great advice!!!!

1 comment:

Kirsten W. said...

Oh my goodness! I can't believe you finished it already! Looks great! Don't forget to take it to Home Ec for your free cookie!