|Second floor gallery; Washington on far left|
Friday was Mario's birthday and, unusual for him, he decided to take the day off work so we could do something. We started out by taking the bus downtown to have breakfast at our favorite diner, which is being threatened with closure because they want to build a luxury hotel on the site. (Across the street from another luxury hotel which isn't always full, and down the street from two more. Don't get me started).
|My favorite painting from the American|
Impressionists in the Garden exhibit
|"Salon" style. I love the painting in the center.|
Stuffed full of art and slightly dizzy with it, we took the bus back home and rested for a bit, because we had dinner reservations (back in town again) at Parc. Mario's sister always gives us restaurant gift cards for birthdays and holidays, and we'd been stockpiling for a while so that we could have a blow-out dinner.
This was that dinner. It's a wonder we were able to roll out of bed the next day to start the craft show insanity, but we managed. The rest of the weekend was sunshine, selling and several forms of exhaustion, all of which were good, and nearly as much fun as our day out on Friday.
|Dream Garden - painting by Maxfield Parrish|
|Dream Garden - glass mosaic by Tiffany Studios|
|And then there was this. She's covered in rhinestones.|