Mama's Going to the Big City!

Last year my husband and I celebrated our 20th anniversary, which we're celebrating this year, for a number of reasons. We're going to New York City. My husband went for a conference some time ago, saw Les Miserables, and memorized the whole sound track. And's not really a singer! One day I was listening to my then 2 year old and was astounded to hear him singing one of the songs from Les Mis. Apparently hubby was playing the sound track and the wee guy had learned the song "Master of the House". Oh dear.

So next week we're going to be getting lots of "culcha" which is the way Down East Mainers would say "culture". I'm planning to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (YES!) and we're going to see two Broadway musicals. My dollmaking friends have told me I need to leave the L. L. Bean Duckhunting boots behind and buy some "pointy shoes". I'm not really a pointy shoes kind of gal anymore, but I'll leave the Maine boots behind.

I'm excited to get away, and excited to fill my mind with some of the great creativity housed at the Met.

About dollmaking -- I am working on two dolls inspired by a picture in the book "The Heart of the Tree". That should be underlined but I don't know how to do that in this blogging window! Anyway, the inspiration doll is so beautiful - it has a childlike simplicity about it. Several dollmakers have been inspired by the same doll. I'm intending to make several which will go in different directions. So far I have painted the one pictured here 3 times - what you see is the 3rd painting. But she's going to have to wait till Mama gets back from the city for her arms, legs and clothing! ;-)


Sam I Am said...

Have a great time on your trip.. relax and enjoy your anniversary!! :)
I'd love to exchange links with you.. let me know :)

MaryAnn said...

I have you already on my blog Dixie. Btw I can't walk in a shoe with a heel higher then two inches. I prefer the two inches to be attached to a clog which there goes the pointy toes. Anyways have a good time and relax!!!

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden