Monday, February 11, 2013

Cleveland Art Museum

New perspectives at the Cleveland Art Museum

Sunday was a fun day at the Cleveland Art Museum with my family.  It has been years since my last visit and they have made some amazing changes to help the technological generation meet and blend with the old school of art.  The new Gallery 1 is fabulous . . . 
Zoe loves the giant touch screen wall of art that is like a giant I-Pad.  At a touch, it moves, enlarges, gives descriptions and locations of the art.  You can dock your I-Pad and  plan your visit.  This only shows about one fourth of the wall.  

Same wall with art enlarged.

Another interactive wall - draw a shape and the art that matches that shape appears.
This picture reminded me of how quilters put together little patches of material to make an image. It was all in pixels.

Lots of Quilt Patterns in this picture!   Flying Geese, for sure . . . the clouds are the quilting pattern.

Zoe made shadow art
Lunch was in the atrium.  It felt like a summer day!  

Zoe found her Knight in shining armor - sorry you are blurry, Zoe.  This is when my camera had issues and the battery gave out.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

It's Groundhog Day Again!

Happy Groundhog Day

Today, a snowy, cold day in Ohio, I'm sure that groundhog did NOT see his shadow.  Could that mean an early spring for us?  Let's hope so!  It's the perfect day to watch an old movie and do some sewing.

What could be better than another go around with Bill Murray in the movie Groundhog Day.  You can watch this trailer clip and it will bring back the memories again and again and again . . .

Ultimate Holiday Site from the Hallmark Channel

Everyday a holiday!  I like that idea and love the site above for finding the wacky holidays.  The nice part of this website is that it gives a short, fun synopsis about each holiday.  For instance, here is what it says about Groundhog Day:

"This meteorological rodent tradition began as Hedgehog Day in England. Early settlers brought the tradition across the Atlantic, but it turns out there were no hedgehogs in America, so they had to settle on the lowly groundhog. To make matters worse, our groundhogs apparently sleep later than their hedgehogs, so when it comes time for the big day in Punxatawney, PA we have to nudge Phil awake to tell us whether we'll have 6 more weeks of winter. Hedgehogs would never need nudging."

Look what you can buy on Amazon!  Click here for a direct link.

Stay warm and think spring!