Lots of wonderful things have happened and we have met many, Many, MANY wonderful people since Visual Chronicles came out. We've also met some people who just totally HATE us. Luckily, the people who like is is greater than the people who don't like us. But, the thing that bugs me most about the people who take an instant dislike to us and the book is that they always comment on our love of purses and cookies while they are talking (or writing) about how much they don't like us. It's as if having likes and dislikes and noticing beauty (and sweet treats) around us makes us less real artisty. People, love makes you real. Didn't you ever read The Velveteen Rabbit? It's ok to love purses. It is ok to love cookies. Noticing beauty around you is art. I suppose if you are one of those people who thinks us less real because we like stuff other than misery and are reading this because you are still inexplicably drawn to us, you won't like what you're about to read, so stop now.
There is a very cool exhibit of skirts and purses at Prada on Rodeo Drive. There are these really fun mechanical things (I know, I am so technical) that the skirts hang on and twirl. The big staircase in front has a cascade of cardboard cutouts of Prada skirts through the years. To the left of the staircase is a counter with a big jar of buttons with images of the twirly skirts. I am pretty sure the buttons are free, but just to be safe, don't spend more than a minute or two finding the ones you want because the Prada people will all congregate and wonder what you are doing and will draw straws to decide which docent should come up to you and ask what you are doing. Duh, I'm taking a skirt button! There are some very rich colors, textures, and shapes to be enjoyed at this exhibit so do go and experience it if you are into art and fashion (or seeing paparazzi stalk celebrities).
When you are done wandering around Rodeo Drive, pop on over to Sweetpeas & Snapshots! They have my favorite paper lines~ Wild Asparagus and Bohemia (from My Mind's Eye). These papers are perfect to use in your journals and collage art (think outside the scrapbook!) . Even better than paper, you might bump into the famous Suzi Finer there. We love Suzi. LOVE HER. We are so thrilled she has teamed up with Sweetpeas and starting next month will be bringing her bit of style and charm to that part of the art world again. I see many drives out of Beigeville and over the hill in my future.
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