Monday, July 18, 2011

Ahh if Only Every Day Were Like Today

Today was a great day... a fantastic day full of fun. I wish every day could be a today. It started with lunch with Ms. Soul. Since I stopped taking my dance classes I haven’t gotten a chance to really sit down and connect with her. We have been trying to do lunch for weeks and FINALLY we able to get together. Lunch turned into a two hour gab/catchup session and left me smiling from ear to ear... I LOVE this girl to bits!


After I left Ms. Soul I went to the mall to get a few things for our trip to Florida next week. I had two and a half hours to play. I spent a good hour of that at Sephora trying out a bunch of new makeup products with a fabulously flamboyantly gay guy who was simply fun. After snatching up a few new finds that I hope I will love in practice as much as theory I trotted off to Bloomingdales to check out the bathing suits on sale. Bathing suit shopping is a nessecary summer evil but since I have been losing all this weight I was pretty happy and I was able to find not only one suit but TWO.... score... that never happens to me. Normally I end up a big soppy mess crosslegged in the dressing room crying my heart out; bathing suits scattered around me like accident victums while the 360 mirrors, the horribly unflattering florescent lights and the designers that obviously hate curvy women laugh. Today I won!


And then after all this fun I trotted off to meet Mrs. Dancer. Saturday on the way to the Sarah Mcgloclin concert I saw a sign for a Tim Burton exhibit at LACMA and because my bestie was in the car with me we immediately made plans to go see it.


Fast forward to today... exactly two days later, what we don’t like to waste anytime you know, we walked into the exhibit. I am a huge fan of Tim Burton, I have been ever since I saw Beetlejuice which is my all time favourite movie. Arriving here I let my dark little heart drink up his amazingness. Tim Burton is a true unique genius and this exhibit was fantastic!


This exhibit was interesting to see not only the inspiration behind his movies but also his body of work that predated his popularity. From doodles on random bits of paper to sketchbooks from his early years at school it was fantastic to see the evolution from a rough artist to finding his own unique style.

Sadly you could not take photos in the exhibit... my heart shrivelled up a bit because I would have LOVED to take tons of pictures. Instead I forced myself to spent more time in the moment and tried to absorb everything I saw. I was really happy with how the curators set up the huge body of work. I was expecting a room or two but there were over six pretty decent sized rooms filled with his art, his poetry, his writing, his sketching and modeled pieces, a true creative journey of Tim Burtons art. The timeline of the walkthrough, the themed walls and the organized thought made this one of the best exhibits focused on a single artist I have seen in a while.

I found myself leaning closer reading the small penciled notes on some of his sketches which left me smiling at his bizarre sense of humor. I had read reviews on the horrible crowds surrounding this exhibit but thankfully we were there on a Monday and it resulted in less of a crush. Even with not having to weave through a ton of people it took us a good two hours to make our way through all the works. If you are in the LALA area and are planning to go to this event avoid the weekends I heard they are HERENDOUS.


After the museum closed we walked headed back to the car and stopped for a moment to get some photos of ‘Urban Light’ and art installation by Chris Burden outside the LACMA museum.


He restored a 202 1920’s street lamps and arranged them close together to create his sculpture. The work makes me happy. Walking through the closely situated columns reminds me of old greek columns or the awe I get when standing in a beautiful cathedral.


After the museum Ms. Dancer and I swung by Ruth Chris for some great wine and even better steaks. Shopping, art, food and good friends... it can’t get any better than that!


Nicole said...

I'm so glad you had a good day, you deserve many more exactly like it. So great that you are heading to Florida next week, you might actually travel as much as I dream about being anywhere else than here - yay!! Love reading your posts, you always always put a smile on my face.

Inzodda said...

YAY!!! What a FUN day!! Im glad you couldn't take any pics, because you actually got to absorb the exhibit completely in the moment!!! :)

lilmansworld said...

Love days like that! Makes me appreciate them soooo much! You are so beautiful! You too Bestie!

paul peggy zeus said...

The red carpet entrance at the Tim Burton exhibit looks really cool! What a fun packed afternoon and evening ~ you're right, every day should be packed with FUN, FUN, FUN!

Jess said...

I had a fantastic time :0) Once the key episode was over hehehe. I can't wait to eat my leftovers...YUM!

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