Posts Tagged ‘Chicago’

Computer Problems

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

I have been without access to the internet (except for my iPhone) for a week. Yesterday a technician came out and got it fixed for me, so now I will try to get used to my newly upgraded system and get caught up on a week’s worth of work! Some of my old programs no longer work with the upgrade so I have to find solutions.

Progress has been made on the quilting of the Flint Hills piece, it is well over half finished now and looking good!

Chicago is old news now but I will go ahead and show just a few more photos. The skyline from Lake Michigan at the start of the Architectural River Cruise, it was chilly, an overcast day, but luckily no rain.

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The skyscrapers,Trump is everywhere!

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the tallest building, Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) 103 stories, (we went to the top. Cars below looked like Matchbox toys and the people like ants. I did not step out onto the glass platform – looking out the windows was bad enough!

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And the Cloud Gate sculpture in Millennium Park near the art museum. By the end of the week the skies had cleared and the weather was perfect!

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More Chicago

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Some other paintings I enjoyed at the Art Institute of Chicago last week were Claude Monet’s “Wheatstacks(End of Summer)”

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Camille Pissarro’s ” Haymaking at Eragny”

 

HaymakingAtEragniand Mary Cassatt’s “La Toilet” and “Woman Reading in a Garden”.Cassatt2Cassatt

I couldn’t get photos of everything I liked at the Art Institute, there were SO many!  The paintings, the antiquities, the furnishings, the sculpture!!
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Too much to fit into one visit, if I lived there I would be a member for sure, and spend a day or more at a time in each exhibit!

Chicago

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

We spent last week in Chicago and I only had my phone so didn’t even try to post. I decided that it would be a good time to put my laptop in for a tuneup while we were gone, and it does seem to be running faster.

One day we went to the Art Institute of Chicago. There were no quilts, but I found an appliqued Samuri vest

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and a weaving which could inspire a half-square triangle quilt.

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It was fun to see the original paintings of some of the works we studied in Art History, such as Seurat’s “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jette”. It’s huge! 7×10′;

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one of Vincent van Gogh’s “Self Portrait”s (wonderful brushwork),

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Paul Gauguin’s Mahana Aucun Atua Finland”.

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I’ll show you more later!