A sparkly skirt for the New Year. On New Years we all piled in the van and drove to Denver for a day of Van Gogh at the Denver Art Museum. It was a wonderful exhibit, portraying his entire life and the way he grew through his career. If you're not familiar with the dutch post-impressionist painter, you must become so. His raw emotional works are intense and beautifully done. It was incredible to see his ten year journey as an artist before his untimely death by what was probably an accidental shooting while he was out in a field near his home. His ten years of works at the show that we were able to see showed his journey so well. We saw his beginning in black and white inks and charcoal, with rough workmanship portraying rough, raw life, through his exploration of japanese-style painting and the introduction of color into his works. There were stories behind his paintings, and emotion, and real life, and I really enjoyed seeing the product of the life of this now-famous painter.
After the museum, we were all starving and drove around looking for food, but I saw the beautiful light and made everyone climb out for some family photos (coming later) and an outfit picture. Then we ate greek food.