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I think I had a reasonably good night's sleep. I remember waking up with a terrible sinus headache, but I stumbled to the bathroom and took drugs, then stumbled back to bed. I heard the dog bark once, but went back to sleep pretty quickly.

And yet I have been a zombie all day long. We got up, dug out some of the new patio area (it is STILL too hot to do outdoor work like this for very long), went shopping for Barb's mom, then came home and got ready to hit the Phoenix Art Museum for an exhibit of Mexican modern art/impressionism that sillymagpie wanted to see. There were some very nice works, and some which made me scratch my head and go "huh?" as I considered why or how this piece was considered "art" and my niece's crayon drawings are not. We wandered the rest of the galleries, looked at the wonderful collection of Mrs. Thorne's miniature rooms (very very cool), the Impressionists, the Asian room, and my favorite favorite gallery at the Phoenix Art Museum, the Phillip C Curtis paintings; I like a lot of surrealist art, but I LOVE this guy's stuff. It gives me the same sensations as watching things like Something Wicked This Way Comes or Carnivale gave me, that eerie and strange "Middle Americana is Dark Beneath" feeling. I love all the paintings they have in the gallery here, and I found a few online I kept copies of because of their coolness:



Ooo, and I see there's a book at Amazon. Well, that's going on the ol' wish list.

ANYWAY, was still dragging around much more listlessly than I wanted to. We had to come back early to get dinner ready (we had Barb's mom coming over; we like to do that for her as often as we can), and I started the potatoes cooking, sat down, and promptly fell asleep for a half-hour with my computer on my lap.

Did get the laundry done today, and actually got some writing done yesterday.

The wooden electric pole on the corner cross-wise from us appears to be leaning ominously, and I'm sure it didn't lean like that before. I wonder if I should worry about this.

OH! And the Diamondbacks clinched the National League West. We're in the playoffs! World Series-bound, baby! (Knock wood)

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cornerofmadness
Sep. 26th, 2011 02:37 am (UTC)
yay for the play offs.

hey I really like that piece of art. it's cool

I have to say that a lot of modern art eludes me

i hope you're feeling better tomorrow
wildrider
Sep. 26th, 2011 02:53 am (UTC)
I love Impressionism, Surrealism, and a few other "modern" things, but much of the truly modern art (cubism, etc.) just doesn't do it for me at all.

Curtis's art rocks. He does things that are so odd and still so compelling--hard to describe. Love that stuff.

Thanks! Me, too.
cornerofmadness
Sep. 26th, 2011 03:00 am (UTC)
I'm not even that much into impressionism. I do like Surrealism. Something that looks like my cat did it, not so much
wildrider
Sep. 26th, 2011 03:04 am (UTC)
Not all impressionists, mind, just specific ones. :)

cornerofmadness
Sep. 26th, 2011 03:06 am (UTC)
well yes, even i like a few
nutmeg3
Sep. 26th, 2011 03:04 am (UTC)
Ooooh, very cool painting. I don't think I'd ever heard of the artist before, but based on that example, I clearly need to look for more of his work.

Feel...awaker!
wildrider
Sep. 26th, 2011 03:08 am (UTC)
Since he lived in Scottsdale for fifty years (he died in 2000), he's considered "an Arizona artist," although a lot of his work seems to depict the midwest (in so far that the landscape is recognizable). I think it's all pretty awesome, so definitely, look him up! :) I found some of his paintings wandering around online, as well as the stuff on the Phoenix Art Museum page.

Thanks! Hopefully tomorrow! :)

sillymagpie
Sep. 26th, 2011 07:31 am (UTC)
His art really does fit Carnivale. The way he painted them made them look old-fashioned but new and surreal at the same time. I like his work, too. :-)

Yay, Diamondbacks! I may have to take Gonzo, my Diamondback snake, to work. :-)
wildrider
Sep. 28th, 2011 02:29 am (UTC)
Yeah, that.

YAY!
ljs
Sep. 26th, 2011 10:09 am (UTC)
That picture is amazing.

Hugs for aches and tiredness! (Allergies always make me feel that way...) Hope your Monday is a good one.
wildrider
Sep. 28th, 2011 02:30 am (UTC)
It was a pretty decent (if busy!!!) Monday!

And now the rest of the week! :) Hugs!

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