This past weekend was an annual event here in St. Louis at the St. Louis Art Museum. Every year on the first weekend of March the museum puts on a show called Art in Bloom, where artists draw from a curated list of works in the museum to create interpretative floral arrangements. I have heard about this event from many friends and colleagues over the years but have not attended one until now. As of last summer, we are now museum members so we were able to avoid some of the crowds by going to a special members-only time on Saturday morning. We even made it a whole family event! I have included my two favorites below with some explanation of them. I probably would have taken more pictures, but I left my phone in my coat pocket in the coat check room. Perhaps I was able to enjoy them better that way.
In this picture you can see both the original artwork and the floral interpretation. I loved this piece for its reference to Classical sculpture, as well as the ingenuity in the floral arrangement to match the shape of the original sculpture. The color choice of the flowers also made the piece very striking.
My other favorite arrangement was the above piece based on an ancient Maya glyph. Once again, my taste for ancient sculpture plays into my choice, but I feel like the artist very clearly captured the essence of the Maya glyph. I particularly like the branches sticking out, as it gives the piece a feel of exploring through the brambles in the jungle and stumbling on an ancient piece of art.
Long weekends are always a great time to do some extra fun activities. This past weekend was no different.
Melissa used to work one or two Saturdays a month, so I took the opportunity to start a tradition with the kids, which I lovingly called "Dadurday." Typically, this tradition involved getting donuts and just getting out of the house so I would not go crazy. Melissa does not work Saturdays anymore, but I can't give up the tradition so we went out to Strange Donuts on Sunday this past weekend to have some fun together and give Mommy some time off. We had a great time, despite the usual mess that comes with donuts (something I am getting better at putting up with for the kids' sake).
In an extra bit of fun we had a special field trip for Harrison's preschool to BounceU, a local inflatable indoor fun park. Eva took a while to warm up to playing because of all the noise, but once she did she had a great time. Harrison jumped in right away!
I love my family and this is the place to find all of the adventures we experience.