My goodness, I’ve been so busy catching up and I really want to just sit down and tell you all the right things about my trip to Los Angeles because it was SO much fun and it was just the girls and that was so wonderful and I got to see some very dear friends and laugh a lot and see art and walk on the beach and see 3 crazy thermonuclear type sunsets (have you seen the sun set in L.A.?) and eat middle eastern food and mexican food and indian food and thrift for clothes and go to a square dance party (sadly we missed the square dancing) and watch a table full of women take photos of each other’s cleavage. And then of course there were the HOURS of sitting in the car because it’s L.A. but it didn’t matter because I was with my sweet friends.
But I just don’t quite know how to put it all into words.
So here are some highlights:
- The bridal shower of a dear friend in Pacific Palisades. Fancy pants!
- The Museum of Jurassic Technology — A weird little place full of strange and ironic curios, unexpected treasures, and really weird exhibits that were like a cross between the Exploratorium and McSweeney’s pirate store. I was completely transported to another world. My favorite thing I saw there was a line of microscopes with the tiniest paintings in the world on the slide beneath the lens. They were so detailed and beautiful, little birds and flowers made out of specks of dust.
- Venice beach at sunset. It was like the carnival complete with circus side shows.
- And finally, this gallery (and gallery owner) restored my faith in the art world and that there can still be playful, passionate, unpretentious work in these spaces.