Yesterday was….well, lets just say that at one point mid-afternoon I had to leave the house.
Everyone/thing was, fine, I guess–I was just so irritated and my cup was just….nothing but dregs. I knew that, if I stayed home, I was likely to pick a fight. (What, ME?)
So I stormed off as best I could, which John was NO HELP with, considerate, thoughtful non-easily triggered man that he is.*
It isn’t as easy as it sounds; storming off if no will fight with you.
Despite this, I managed to make an impressively angst-y entrance to The Blanton Art Museum, which has free admission on Thursdays. This being a school holiday, I didn’t even have to pay for parking, woo.
One of the non-negotiable exercises in The Artists Way (otherwise known as Creative Bootcamp: Who Said You Have To Feel Like It, huh? HUH?) is a two hour weekly Artists Date, the sole point of which is fill up.
So I took my dreggy self and wandered around the latest exhibit which was awesome, if very, er, modern.
Some of it was silly–I mean, seriously, yarn hanging from the ceiling–most of it was super cool and thought provoking.
It cleaned out my mind.
I stood for a very long time in front of a large glass aquarium bowl.
Yes, it was just water in a bowl; but it created prisms and mirrors and beautiful swirly light patterns all around it.
I wish I could remember the artist’s name, but the Blanton website is not responding at the moment. The title of the exhibit is something like “The Air Up Here” and it’s at the Blanton through the 14th.
Anyways. Later in the day, a family friend came over post Holiday Flight and hung out with me and David while John was at work.** There was ooo-ing and ahh-ing over David’s Christmas loot, fun opening more presents and then there was tamales, talking and a rousing game of Munchkin Fu.
One of my favorite games EVER is Munchkin Fu.
It is frigging hilarious, fun and easy to play, which makes a it a great ago combo game.