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Summer Snapshots: Local Travels
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Summer Snapshots: Local Travels

Roxy Paine: Graft

Roxy Paine “Graft” – National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden

Sol LeWitt: Four-Sided Pyramid

Sol LeWitt “Four-Sided Pyramid” – National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden

Blue skies over Washington, DC as Kris and I went to the Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival (see photoset) last Friday. En route to the National Mall, we walked through the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden.  I hadn’t been in awhile, so the Paine piece above – installed in late 2009 – was a new sight for me.  It is a scene stealer: we had to wait in line to photograph it.  The sun was capture the glint on the steel just right at that time of day!

Kris's Reflection

The last week of June was our annual trip to the beach.  We read lots of books, rode our bikes for several miles, and played miniature golf (twice in a week – which is more in one week than I have played in two decades…)  We had a nice time with the family and enjoyed the lazy days and sunny weather.

Mini-Golf

After the time away, today is the day back to our routine. Kris went back to work, and I went back to tracking the job boards. I remain optimistic that the right opportunity is out there; this experience is constantly teaching me patience.  In the meantime, I am using my time to be and explore.  The creativity is flowing and good things are on the horizon.

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8 Responses

  1. Seanna Lea

    It sounds like your vacation was excellent. I will have to remember the Sculpture Garden for the next time I make it to DC. Graft is just the kind of piece I really like.

  2. Beverly

    There is nothing quite as wonderful as a beach vacation!

    Thanks for posting the Sol LeWitt sculpture. I’m a fan of his work, but I’ve only seen 2-d works. This took away my breath!

  3. pip

    That tree is just amazing… I’d love one for my garden!

  4. Jenna

    The Folklife Festival! What were the exhibitions this year? I always tried to go, but man oh man, I remember it always being SOOO HOT. Hopefully, it was a bit more pleasant for you this year. Glad you had some fun beach time as well. I have absolutely no doubt that good things are also on the horizon for you. Persistence is absolutely key. Lots of love to you and Kris for a great summer.

  5. Dee

    I think Graft may be my favorite piece of sculpture EVER! Wow!

  6. Jacey

    Ah, mini golf. I haven’t played in ages, but it sure is fun! I’m glad you’re enjoying your summer.

  7. Hannah

    This looks fantastic! Love that sculpture.

  8. Sandy W

    Sounds like a great, relaxing vacation. What kind of sandals do you have on? They look real fun.

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