Met Phyllis at a bus stop and we took a very long ride to the Cloisters. I wasn’t sure I wanted to go, I hated the bus ride and I thought I had seen all the renaissance religious art I ever wanted to see, but– amazing–I found inspiration for my next book. Those heads sitting on the altarpiece spoke directly to me. More about this, probably not until October.
We returned from the Cloisters on the subway; a much quicker trip. I walked around to some bead shops, returned to the apartment for a nap then met C for dinner. I am thoroughly enjoying visiting with all my friends.
Excitement about the new book kept me from falling asleep. Usually I get so tired from all the walking I fall asleep immediately. I am almost ready to go home sooner so I could go to work. Today I’ll go looking for more images.
Thursday was another long visit; this time with Laura. I haven’t seen her for several years. We had lots of catching up to do.
Oh gosh! I meant to add that thoughts of getting back “home” and busy with projects is a good sign, but I wouldn’t let it get me home earlier. No telling creative energy will come with tomorrow ‘s adventure. That’s what I love most about a change of scene with travel. 😀
I’m probably remaining as scheduled. You’re right: I might get more inspiration, actually would like more. My idea is thin. As they used to say in art class: go deeper. Hah!
On Sun, Aug 18, 2013 at 12:10 PM, Studio Ruthe
I really enjoyed my visit to Cloisters back in 2009 (I think it was then. A lot transpired since then!) It’s one place I wouldn’t mind going back to if time presents.
RYN: You would have crowds of notes if you posted regularly. That probably dissapoints your faithful. Loved that shot of the city in the rain too…still I am glad I am here in the sun.
This all sounds lovely. I too love the heads, and you got great color in the photos. 🙂