Sunday, February 26, 2006

Dominican Republic Adventure Part One

In November of 2004, I went on an exotic adventure, to the Dominican Republic. With an early flight, I arrived with just enough time to settle in and head to my hotel’s secluded beach, complete with Tiki Huts, Coconut Bars, White Sand and the Warm Caribbean Water.
Over the course of a few days, I set up tours of various kinds and took off for a tour of the different regions that make up this exotic place.
From a quad tour through the farming villages and towns, to a Jungle Safari, on the outskirts of Haiti, to a history lesson in Old Santo Domingo, I was able to experience a different culture, filled with an abundance of history, along with many added surprises, which would make My Dominican Adventure a truly a unique experience.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Ancient Egypt at the MET

On Saturday February 4, 2006, I went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, just a short drive away! On the weekend the Met is open till 9pm, and to really enlighten your experience, I recommend ordering a drink from the bar on the Great Hall Balcony, followed by a trip through Ancient Egypt and a walk down the Nile. Perhaps a visit to the Temple of Dendur,, Nubia, Ca.. 15, or pay respects to an Ancient Mummy from long ago. Before you leave, enter the Museum’s Grand Artifact Store, for some long lost treasures, to remember your trip. If you gather more time, try and explore the Ancient Roman and Grecian Artifacts on the other side of the Met. Then head back up to the bar for one more nightcap, before viewing the many rooms of paintings and art, along with a viewing of Asian Antiquities and if open, Vintage Costumes. The Exploration is endless, so bring your walking shoes, journal and camera (remember no flash-photography is allowed) and let your archaeological journey begin!

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Altered Art: Winifred's Pixie Wardrobe

This piece was inspired from vintage halloween images and old halloween art, from the late 1800's and 1920’s era. From the early images from our past. Magic images and old moon and wizard spells. The Wizard of Oz, Wicked, Return to Oz! Fairytales, Mother Goose, Arthur Rackman, Waterhouse and The Princess and The Pea. Mozart, Powdered Wigs and Jewels. Austria and Switzerland, A day in a Classical Coffee/Tea room in Europe, Vintage Boutiques, A mermaid boutique from an underwater world. Ballerina's and Violins, The Met and Fashion museums. Vintage Valentines and Mermaid love stories. Sailors Valentines, and Candyland. Cupcakes and Sugar and everything nice. Secret fairy/pixie gardens, The flower fairies, and the movie Fairy, A True Story, Lady Cottingly, The Secret Garden, A Midsummer Nights Dream and tales from long ago. Old Fairy/Pixie folklore legends. Fairy festivals, The Cirque Du Soleil, Carnivals and Mardi Gras, from all over. Cupcakes and Innocence. Also inspired from my book:"Star and the Milky Way Cafe"! I love to mix images. I love the unusual.
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