The kids and I spent Wednesday afternoon at the Denver Museum of Art. Jake had an assignment to pick out a piece of art and draw his own recreation of it. We walked through several floors of varying exhibits - everything from fine art, to art from different countries, to unique and unusual contemporary art, before he found a piece he wanted to draw.
He found an oil painting amongst the western art displays, pulled up a chair, and spent the next hour drawing what he saw before him. I was impressed since he is not an art student and he did his best while onlookers peeked over his shoulder expecting to see some impressing recreation. Jake's not an artist but he did a great job.
These two pictures were from one of those unusual displays. It was a walkway where there were tables set with dishes and food - all painted in red. And amid the tables, there were foxes playfully posing. It was fascinating to me and pleasing to my eye. You know what they say; beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
I thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon with my children and experiencing all the art.
On another note... we had a blizzard today! (which was yesterday by the time you read this.)
We knew we would be getting a big storm going through, but because of the winds, they upgraded it to a blizzard. They predicted 8-12 inches for the Denver area. Areas to the north and west received at least 12" but as I type this, about 11:00 at night, we only got about 6". It is still snowing but so lightly that I don't think we'll get more than another inch as it's supposed to snow off and on through the night.
Most of the schools were canceled today, and tomorrow as well. It was nice not having to go anywhere and catch up on things around the house while the snow came down outside. Yep, a nice day.