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PONDERING WITH PICASSO

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While watching television last week, a commercial grabbed my attention…a PICASSO exhibition in Richmond, VA??? Hmmm…Interesting…

Being that I studied and viewed a portion of his work while living in Milan, I was intrigued and decided to indulge in a mid – week getaway…The drive took about 8 hours from NYC. No, it’s not a quick trip to the market, but after my cross country excursion to and from Los Angeles, ALONE, that’s just a walk in the park for me… :)

But, I digress…The PICASSO presentation at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, was an assortment of work from his initial arrival in Paris and documents the transition of his artistic eye throughout his lifetime.

The selection travels through his Blue and Rose periods, delves into the Cubism, African Art and his, arguably most famous, Metamorphosis works. Honestly, it was a pleasure to see the amount displayed in the collection which includes photographs, drawings, prints, sculpture and a litany of subject matter (marriage, family, politics, music, war, etc.)

The spectacle displays a complete story of an artist that evolved and documented that adaptation through a craft of which he emerged as one of the premiere painters and sculptors in art history.

PICASSO

VMFA

FEELIN’ IRIE…AAHHH, JAMAICA!!!

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This summer has been a busy one…Since I had some work in Jamaica (Kingston), my husband and I decided to stay a few extra days for some rest and relaxation. Instead of booking where I usually stay (the HILTON)… I decided to search for a bed & breakfast.

Luckily, I found the CITY VIEW HOTEL. It is a beautiful mini – mansion perched on a mountain overlooking the city of Kingston. I know…I know…when you think of Kingston, you don’t envision the normal Caribbean scenery, but it is beautiful…certainly from the CITY VIEW aspect…

The staff, accommodations and views were UNBELIEVABLE!!! The Jamaican cuisine was exquisite!!! Most importantly, the calm and quiet experience we encountered was just what we needed to rejuvenate.

Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Bent…We’ll be back!!!

Kingston, Jamaica – Bed & Breakfast – CITY VIEW

JAMAICA II…SIGHTS & SCENERY

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While traveling to the beaches in Port Antonio, Jamaica, during a our B & B vacation, I snapped some pictures of life on the countryside…Talk about fresh fruit!!!

LOVE!!! ; – )

ST. THOMAS, USVI…HOW FAB!!!

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My friends and I decided to take a vacation, AKA “GIRL’S WEEK AWAY”, this summer…FINALLY, after talking about it year after year… ; – )

Out of the country? Yes…Well, kind of…St. Thomas, (United States) Virgin Islands…

Our villa? BEAUTIFUL!!! The beaches? GORGEOUS!!! My favorite…SAPPHIRE Beach (images above)

We had a wonderful time…FYI, if you go and would prefer renting a car than hiring a taxi, I would suggest a jeep. When traveling to the various beaches and sights, there are many mountains to climb….LITERALLY.

VILLA – ROCKWORKS