Archive for January, 2011
We set out on a clear but very chilly (by Seattle standards; 31 degrees) morning to visit the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) Picasso exhibit. I’ve seen just a handful of Picasso pieces over the years but really only thought of his work in terms of the cubist paintings and the incredible Guernica canvas (which I got to see at the Museum of Modern Art in NY sometime in 1969 or 70, I think). The SAM exhibit included a wide range of Picasso’s work from 1905 to 1970 and I came away with a much better appreciation of the breadth and complexity of his genius. There were tons of pieces with excellent narrations accompanying twenty-five or so of them. I really enjoyed the bronze sculptures and both Trisha and I were especially taken by this goat. We thought he would look good in our yard.
My best Christmas gift is a little bread maker Trisha got me. I love making bread the old-fashioned way but wow with this device you can spend 10 minutes assembling ingredients and have a warm loaf waiting when you get up in the morning or just in time for dinner. It seems too easy. So far I’ve made basic white, whole wheat and French loaves with great success.