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Art Break

Taking a few days off last week was my version of spring break, a vacation if you will to pop in to a few museums, lunch with family and friends, and design the garden for the upcoming year.

The East Building of the National Gallery of Art and its Sculpture Gardens are located on the National Mall between Third and Ninth Street at Constitution Avenue. The East Building designed by I.M. Pei houses the modernist and contemporary art of the collection.  He also designed the glass pyramids for the plaza space between the West and East wings, a framed skylight ceiling.

This sculpture by Jean Dubuffet is called Site a l’homme assis; 1969-1984, made of polyester resin. And, this gorgeous oil on canvas by Paul Cezanne called Still Life with Milk Jug and Fruit c. 1900 still projects an extremely bright palette.

Me in front of Hahn/Cock a 15 foot sculpture of a giant blue rooster or cockerel by German artist Katharina Fritsch. Unveiled in London’s Trafalgar Square in July 2013, made of fiberglass, this art work makes for great fun to walk around and view.

Stay stylish,
K

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Gardening Day

The first signs of spring have arrived—- yesterday while working in the garden squirrels scampered up fences into neighbor’s yards, birds called to others in distant trees, and spiders crawled up plants checking out the new growth. Evidence of new beginnings definitely abounds, Easter is fast approaching and blossoming flowers inspire us to feel festive!

{In the top photo the garden is filled with “purple dead-nettle” a herbaceous flowering plant {weed} that grew prolifically as a result of the warm winter}

{This daffodil is surrounded by “Henbit dead-nettle“,which can be mistaken for the purple dead-nettle above}

It is refreshing to feel the warmth of the sun and the spring rain upon my face. The spectacular beauty that has surfaced over the past month overwhelms me to think creatively when gardening. With my list of chores in hand, the possibilities of what are to come encourage me to work harder.

Garden stylishly,
K

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