Thursday, July 14, 2011

Matisse, Meret Oppenheim and "the art of cake"...

I was moved by the beauty I saw today

The San Fransisco Museum of Modern Art presents
the Steins Collect : Matisse, Picasso and the ParisianAvant-Garde, wonderful paintings of French painters , brought together  by Gertrude Stein, her brothers  Leo and Michael and  Michael's wife Sarah while they lived in Paris in the beginning of the 20th century. Its not only about art, it is about friendship as well , the Steins and the artists... it gave birth to an amazing and exciting collection!
And  just when you think you have seen more beauty then you can take then...

 suddenly and unexpected ...  the one and only "Miss Gardenia" appeared !

Meret Oppenheim and her "Miss Gardenia", 
I admire her  , as a woman and as an artist. Her art is about wondering, smiling, the surrealistic way of showing everydayobjects, What is it I  see...?

Quite something... being in San Fransisco , going to see this fabulous  Stein Collection is one thing but then... suddenly  looking at  " Miss Gardenia "by Meret Oppenheim , made me feel  just so very happy

 ... and then on top of it all... sitting in the roofgarden afterwards and enjoying a piece of cake  announced as  a " 3 layered cake with lemon curd and geranium-rose flavoured buttercream " ... felt like eating the smell of a rose, a bit surrealistic as well but heavenly good...

What a  day, a present to the soul.
Will remember this wonderful day, and cherish the memory of it.
The memory of this  day in July will lighten up even the greyest day in Januari.

Isn't that what memories are made for...? apart from making good days even better...

Monday, July 11, 2011

Melting pot

San Fransisco....


... give it a try.....?

Friday, July 8, 2011

on the road

I'm off for some weeks...maybe i'll meet small elephants, big dogs and everything in between...who knows ...

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Summertime 3...brothers...sisters...

Wow, life must be quite stressfull for them in high summer...

making sure everything goes well...

eating mickey mouse- icecream...

ok, job done

looking cool and getting a tan at the same time, quite a task  for the girls ...but the elegant way they handle it is quite fabulous...!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Can we agree on the fact that for sure high summer as arrived?

Flowers everywhere : in the vase, at the wall, on the table. I looks quite 'ecclectic", but I'm  not in the mood for a minimalistic style at the moment, this suits me just fine these days...!

Love  these Dahlia's  and their bright colours: yellow, purple, orange, pink and red. Very oldfashioned flowers , typical for high summer , often you can find them in the countryside , near the vegetables in farmhouse gardens. Or you can go to the flowermarket and buy them at my favourite  market stall , I told you already they have a soft spot for oldfashioned flowers as well....

Have a nice summerday....enjoy...!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Summertime ...and the living is easy 2

Here's another one having the time of his life, 17 ... and the summer is all his...

Beautiful eyes, sometimes with a smile , sometimes with an rebellious thought in them.... better to wear sunglasses in case someone sees what your thinking....!  Enjoy the summer, it's yours , lovely rebellious

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Saturday flowerday

There were a lot of flowers  at the market and all the same the tiniest ones  catched my eye,
Green together with skybleu and purple ... what a nice start of the weekend !

This grassvase  is by "Normann" , Copenhagen, created by Karen Kjoeldgard-Larsen and Tine Brokso,  

Every time I use it , I say a thankyou to these  2  ladies with the playful mind ,  fun to look at every moment  of the day.


This picture I saw in the newspaper years ago, unexpected and thus the more cherished. The little girl goes for it , the older sisters  are trying to make up their mind... but they got there... I hope

      Photograph made by Aleksander Nordahl in October  2001

In 2002 the  jury of children of the World Press Photo  choose this photo of 3 sisters in Afghanistan  as the best Pressphoto .   Quite some wisdom !                            

By the way, the scarf the little girl is wearing is bright red...of course