we met bills parents in the city and spent the day immersed in the culture of the city.
while bill and family took to an afternoon of theatre (they saw Rocky) i relished in every moment walking the halls of the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art). i had never been and really didn't know what pieces i would find there. even the weather was beautiful and i savored each step of the walk down the busy streets. sounds corny, but there is something comforting to me in the isolation and complete surrounding of people in the city.
i spent 5 hours in the MoMA.
i sat, lingered and breathed in every brush stroke...trying to conceptualize the magnitude of what i was standing in front of.
i have been to museums around the world.
as a lover of Van Gogh, bill and i "collect" his art. what i mean by this is we add to our figurative checklist of all the Van Gogh pieces we have seen.
i didn't know Starry Night was in the MoMA.
i about died as i turned the corner and was face to face with it.
not going to lie, i teared up a bit.
i took over 100 photos that day on my iphone...i don't know why, i think i just didn't want to walk out of the museum and not take the pieces that affected me most with me.
thought i would share some of my favorite moments...the ones that made me stop, appreciate, respect and tap into a small bit of my emotional self. i kinda believe i left this building changed?
Frida Kahlo, Fulang-Chang and I, 1937
the rest of the trip we spent at SURTEX.
SURTEX is a surface and design liscening show where artists show their art in the hopes that companies, buyers, manufacturers, etc. like it enough to license it on their products.
this was a big step for us, a new industry and a huge learning experience.
we made some really great contacts, the artists were so friendly and shared so much industry knowledge with us. so much different than my CHA experiences.
will i do it again next year...absolutely!
will i do it differently...absolutely!!
here's a small peek into our booth, designs and the outfits i wore.