Editor’s note: Today my outfit is a dress from J.Crew and shoes from Frances Valentine.
Happy Friday! The installation went well on Wednesday even though it was a bit chaotic. At one point I had 3 movers from one company,2 from another company, and three from the showroom where a lot of the furniture came from. I had people calling my name all over the first floor! It went on from 10:30 until 3:00... there is no telling how many miles I walked. But stage one is done until more furniture...mainly the upholstery ... comes in. All that we installed looked fabulous and my client was more than happy. That is always a winning situation! I yawned all the way back to Fort Worth and went on to event number 2—my family dinner. That went great as well! My uncle went on and on about the huge pork chops that I served that came from my Steak Chop shipment. They were bone in like a lamb chop and fabulous!!!! My cauliflower soufflé was a big hit as well. Lllooonnnggg day but job well done Momma Kay! I felt like a train ran over me the next morning... but carried on. I had to pick paint for an entire house after noon yesterday.....found out that needed to be done Wednesday night because the painter could start early......so Mackenzie and I spent 2 hours doing that with the fabrics I had just presented my clients last Friday. Talk about a quick turn around!!! I ran to Dallas to start looking at Gracie wallpaper for the dining room today and to work on the last bedroom upstairs. Monday is tile day! The husband asked yesterday if the tile could be here before the painter is done........ I am good but not Houdini !!!!
As promised on Wednesday I am finishing my coverage of the Monet exhibit today. I enjoyed that so much... I might need to go back before it leaves. I would love to take my sweet mother.... but not sure she could stand with no support that long. I will let her read my blog! She does not have an email account... doesn’t want one....so I will pull it up on my iPad and share with her! Enjoy part 2 of the exhibit and have a super weekend. Farewell to June 2019!!! I cannot believe it is already coming to a close!!!!!
This is amazing!
It is really hard for me to say what painting was my favorite...... but this one is up there!!!! This is from a private collection ( oh my goodness!!!) and dates to 1918-1919. It is entitled “corner of The Water-Lily Pond.”
The story of this man’s life and his talent is truly inspirational. He kept pushing through even with his obstacles —- and thank God he did. Look at the gifts of his art that he left to the world !
Such a great picture of Monet next to his beloved bridge. This bridge was inspiration for so many paintings!!! And the wisteria growing on it and willow tree next to it.
Two of the Japanese bridge paintings. The coloration is similar.... but the styles are so different. The one on the right is from 1923-1925 and comes from the Minneapolis Institute os Art.
This painting dating to 1918-1926 entitled “The Japanese Bridge” comes from Philadelphia Museum of Art. You can sadly tell that Monet’s cataracts were taking a toll on his sight. For me it is a little hard to tell what I am looking at.... even though it is still beautiful.
This really moved me. As I said before... I have never studied Monet as intensely as this exhibit. For him to express his sorrow by painting the Weeping Willow Tree brought tears to my eyes.
More of the Weeping Willow Trees.
I could not get a good angle on this group of paintings. They are all of his house in Giverny. You can see the house on the left in each painting.
The paintings on the left is “The Artist’s House Seen from the Rose Garden” dating from 1922-1924.
This gives me the chills to think of getting to walk into his salon and see all of these works!!!!!
How cool is this!!!!! More goose bumps!!!
A wonderful overview of his property.
Monet standing in his large studio with 3 panels from his mural series. The black band on his arm is for his morning of his brother Leon who dies in 1917.
What an incredible man who left the gift of his art and talents to the world. Truly one of a kind!
Dinner last night was steamed broccoli and a 21-day aged steak.
Love this song!
Wishing all of my loyal readers a lovely and relaxing weekend!