|national zoo, washington dc|
i submitted something to them almost 10 years ago. it was graciously declined. i realize now i didn't do very good selling myself. i sent them samples of rothko type pieces or should i say blocks of color. i didn't add anything to it. a concept was missing. i should have created some form of experience or emotion or something, anything. i simply painted boring mini paintings. i didn't even consider the packaging. sometimes the packaging is better than what's inside. they have so many artists now. i love love love the old cigarette machines. i meant to ask if the creator, clark whittington was there, i probably stood right next to him and didn't know it. oh well. the next one will be in 5 years. maybe i will see him then.
so below are some of my favorite residents of the zoo.
|cute little critters|
|didn't realize how ginormous these things can get. they walk like it hurts to move|
|the star of the zoo; sorry, forgot to find out who this was. mei xiang or tian tian?|
once we left the museum, we went up a few blocks to ping pong dim sum. whenever visiting d.c. i have to either go to ping pong or to pret a manger, or both :) oh how i love to eat good food.
yesterday was a great day. i got to spend it with my girls, well 2 out of 3 of them. we ended up shopping at ikea, which was about 30 min away. before heading home, we ate yummy bbq at famous daves. i've already searched for local art events & they are marked in my calendar. no more excuses. i have fun meeting with other artists and seeing the people who show interest in them.
|art o mat 15th anniversary swap meet|
|courtesy of one of the awesome artists at the swap meet|
|smithsonian american art museum --- the art of video games|
|perfect reason to drive 3 1/2 hours away; yummy dim sum|
|one of my favorite stores; now i'm part of their family!|