Wednesday, February 6, 2008

I left my heart in San Franciso!

I wanted to share a wonderful, fun day I had with my bestfriend, Adrien. January was my month to plan our monthly mystery trip. I picked the Exploratorium. But along the way we found this hidden treasure. A rest spot where you could look out over the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay and see this!

Isn't that stunning! I could have stayed up there all day. It was just how I like it with the sun peeking through the clouds and lots and lots of clouds. Damp and the smell of the ocean blowing in. Everything was fresh smelling and looked like a fine painted canvas.

Our final stop was here!
Truly a fun and bizarre place. There were times I felt we were children discovering things. And laughing sometimes with glee. Adrien and I had smiles on our faces all day. Taking in the sights and touching everything (if you are a germ-a-phobic...really not the place for Getting into everything. I learned alot and so did Adrien. We both agree the best exhibit was the area where they were demostrating sound. It was the best, and the one her and I really got into.

I found art work everywhere in this building. The square footage in this place is incrediable. I will be showing you pieces that I had stop and look at again to take it in. Here is a piece...What do you see? An old lady? or perhaps a young woman? or both?

In this one, do you see Goblets? or do you see people's profiles? or both?

I found this piece of artwork over head. It was simply just paper. But showing how much vloume is used everyday, showing how much waste, office buildings have daily!

This one is titled 'The masks worn'. Showing what masks people wear daily! Most people walked past these and didn't stop to take in the beauty of these pieces. The ones I did see stop and take it in, were most notably people who knew art when they saw it. LOL!
It was a wonderful day, I thought. It was wet out and a perfect day for a muesum trip! I loved the easiness of the day and loved that my face hurt (from smiling) after the day was done. A sign of a good day.


Talking about art, I have received some of my swaps for the Jan.Dotee Doll and Winter Dotee Doll. As some of you know, I love these little dolls. They are addicting. I love owning these little pieces of art. I am working on putting them on a cork board in my craft room, so I may enjoy their smiling faces daily. The time and enery that goes into these are incrediable. This one is all the way from Italy. The January Dotee Dolls were to reflect creativty. Whatever form that is for the person. This person does stamping, so she stamped her fabric and put a lovely quote on the front. It reads "Believe in your dreams..." I think she is perfect!
Here is my interperation of the creativity theme.

On my doll I used lots of beads. I love using beads and buttons. And I wrote "ART" on her front, why? because I love Art! I made 2 almost the same, just little changes on each. Both are on the way to their new homes.

And this one was for the Winter Dotee Doll swap. Her creator hand painted her face and sewed on her a lovely winged charm. I call her IcedWing. I really love how nothing takes away from her face and eyes. Those eyes seem to have a story. I am all into eyes. I love her! She came all from Ontario, Canada. So there you are, my little pieces of hanging art. I love art and how it makes me feel. Enjoy!
With much love,


Suzanne said...

God I love you. I've been right there looking over the Golden Gate Bridge. It's insane, isn't it?

We have so many dear friends in Marin and miss them now that we're up near you. Life is different here than in the Bay Area. Less cold and fog. But still interesting. Just different.

Ahhhhh, yes, the museum. Amazing. Makes you relive childhood. What a wonderful thing. Cecile and the kids would be in heaven.

Your Dotee Dolls are too cool. I'm going to make one and send it to you. Hold your may take a while!

I love you sweetie. Every day you visit, I smile. You are a blessing.

With so much love,
Suzanne Xo

Anonymous said...

Wow, those photos are amazing! I love them, although not all of them I could see, as I think the computer isn't so good at my office. I'm hoping to visit you more often, as me and my flatmate are hoping to get internet soon.
Hope you're keeping well...
Take care,
PJ x

Ruthann said...

Hi Robyn,
Hey, no fair, you got to go to San Fran?? I love that place! We used to go every year until we moved to Missouri. Such a fun place! Great food, great shopping, great beauty! As always, thank you for your kind words! It's always good to hear from you!!
God Bless,
Warm Pie Happy Home

My Paper World said...

So Cool Robyn! I had to look for a while to see the old woman!
Thanks for sharing your fun day with us!
Nicola xx

Rosemary said...

Very fun Robyn!!
Thanks for sharing your great day with us.

Gig said...

Thanks for sharing your day. I love Bridges and the views are awesome, hope to see it in person someday! Cool museum...


ShutterSpy said...

I love the photos of the Golden Gate Bridge.

I'd love to see it one day. Shame though really - just think how nice it could be there without the bridge.

Suzanne said...

Hello my dear. I just sent and email to you and Kylie, and left a message for you on her current post as well. Always wonderful being here. Love you, Suze XO

Nunnie's Attic said...

I would love to visit San Francisco and see that beautiful bridge in person. It must be amazing.

I never did see the old woman. And I only saw goblets. But I've only had one cup of coffee this morning.


a pink-bee said...

WOW! What a neat post, love all the art and dolls.:) Sounds like you had a wonderful time :) Have a Happy weekend :)

CSI Seattle said...

Hey, look at you running around having a blast. I like the idea of a mystery day. How nice to enjoy a great day taking pictures and enjoying the museum place.

However, for me, the best part of a day like this would be the food. You did go for lunch didn't you? Pizza and beer perhaps? Or, is that just my perfect lunch? I don't know.

So I am looking forward to you saying yes or no to my fabulous idea. I think you can do this. You seem to have a knack for writing.

Come on. Who's your buddy... who's your buddy?

'54Bomber said...

Hi Robyn,
Thanks for sharing your day. Like the pics of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Even though I might not have left a comment I have often been visiting your blog.

Love to you & your family,

der K said...

WOW robyn, someday I have to go there. The second photo of the Golden Gate Bridge is very impressing.
Excuse my ignorance, but are we looking towards SF is it a view into the opposite direction?

Robyn said...

Der K!

yes those photos were taken on the Golden Gate Bridge going INTO SF. You can actually park your car at the rest stop and walk over the bridge to the other side! I think that would be really cool to do!
Great to see you here...come back often!

Boy am I am glad to see you here also. You can lurk all you! Thanks for posting. I love having you here!