View of Millenium Park from
the Modern Wing - Art Institute of Chicago
I read somewhere that artists should make an artist's date at least every two weeks. The purpose of the artist's date is to get out of the studio and fuel the soul with new inspiration. Now I can see why. From now on, I'm going to mark my artist date on the calendar and make sure I keep it. Yesterday I met my brother in downtown Chicago where he works . He took a half day so that we could just have fun viewing the new Modern Wing at the Art Institute.
I didn't take any shots inside the Art Institute because I was so drawn in by the amazing art, that I was quite overwhelmed. It's been way too long. Next time.
Before we knew it the whole day flew by. Here are pictures of Millenium Park (where I have never been). I only live 25 miles from Chicago, but rarely go to the tourist attractions. It was so much FUN.
We quickly walked into the Chicago Cultural Center and climbed up the stairs. Here's the amazing stained glass that was just overhead.And of course, I stopped by the Hildt Gallery on State Street to see Deborah Paris's work for the first time, where it was not over a computer monitor. It's so much more beautiful when you see the actual paintings. They were overwhelmingly beautiful. The gallery owner graciously took this amazing painting closer to the natural light for me to take a picture.
An artist's date fuels the fun, inspiration and imagination. Now back to the studio.