Sunday, January 3, 2016

Birthday Fun

My ideal birthday celebration would include art, food, fabric and friends of course! This weekend I got to enjoy all those things because I planned a belated birthday fun day for myself  and think I will schedule it for January next year as well. You need something to get you out of the Christmas doldrums lol

Here's what we did! I've been looking forward to the Kehinde Wiley exhibit at the Modern Museum of Art, for quite a while. I had seen a couple pieces of his work there before a few years ago for the first time. I was captivated by his use of pattern and photo realistic portraits. Here's me with my friends and some of my favorite pieces from the show
























The painting with her back turned to the viewer and this last one with the blue flowers are my favorites :)
If you are interested in his process, I highly recommend this pbs documentary that is about this very exhibit it was kinda cool, to know the steps that go into the finished piece and to see which past works of art he reimagines and gets inspiration from.

Then we tried a fun burger place called Rodeo Goat!  The burgers are huge and have fun and I tersting toppings and sauces, and homemade chips and tasty fries. They gave veggie and turkey burgers too, lots of options sure to please everyone.
I also saw a Great Dane wearing a purple sweatshirt for a human lol it was so cute and hilarious at the same time. This is my sketch of her just had to document it! 



Then we went to cabbage rose, a fabric store that is probably the best one in Ft. Worth, in my opinion.  fabric as far as the eye can see,  mostly quilting cotton, all the popular designers, Amy butler, mica, etc. and they have coated canvas, flannel, fleece in awesome prints and they have patterns and notions too! I'll quit gushing here's their website take a look for yourself. I could spend hours in there pouring over every bolt and dreaming of possible projects :) ps and by the way they are having an end of year sale 35% off ;)




Here's what I got, I'm really obsessed with floral as it turns out both in fabric and in art, I think the kehinde exhibit inspired my purchase :)


I hope to make some skirts sewn to a store bought knit top. I've been saying that for years but I really want this year to be forward moving and actually doing things I want to do instead of being afraid to fail.... More on that later.  What is your ideal day?

3 comments:

TAPEPARADE said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday!!! It looks so fun - I love those paintings ho unique and vibrant. I'm a sucker for colourful stuff like that! :) xxxx

Alicia Mackin said...

Well Happy Birthday! And yes I have of this exhibit, it is AMAZING!

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Midwest Muse said...

Happy birthday! This is so great!

Floral Print Excitement

I'm not much of a girly girl but I am sucker for a floral print. Most of my favorite clothes have some kind of floral or abstract patter...