I started the year with two of my favorite things; food and art.  I recently escaped to the American Visionary Art Museum where I took in the Yummm exhibit.  I love trips to museums.  They allow me to reset and just be in the moment.  I occasionally need that calm.


This trip did not disappoint.  The exhibit was both entertaining and informative.  I explored peoples relationships with food and discovered an artist I was not familiar with prior to this visit, Ramon Alejandro.  He is now a favorite.  Below are pieces by Ramon that pulled me in.20170104_14311820170104_143023 20170104_143053

Before I found Ramon, I found humor in these contemporary pieces…



…emotion in these…




…and me in this.


If you have the opportunity to see this exhibit, I highly recommend you do.



Fashion is Art

One of the most attainable forms of expression is fashion.  Fashion can express, as well as induce, emotion.  Fashion is an outlet for creativity, a form of therapy, and a booming industry.  Oddly it also at times is a cause of contempt.  Fashion choices have made some objects of ridicule.  I wholeheartedly believe in fashion freedom.  Clearly everything is not for everybody.  I say that from a stand point of “that’s for you and not for me” not from a standpoint of “that’s not for you.”

Yes, I offer fashion consultation when asked.  I offer tips and guidelines.  What I don’t do is tell people what they are not allowed to wear.  I believe fashion should be freeing not restrictive.  It should build confidence, not insecurities.

In addition to judgement of others when it comes to their individual style, I have noticed judgement surrounding what people choose to spend on fashion.  As I said before, Fashion is art.  It’s true value is in the eyes if the owner.  I haven’t criticized anyone for the amount spent on paintings or sculptures and I certainly don’t plan on criticizing someone about what they spend on shoes or handbags.  Frankly it is none of my business.

I view collections of clothing and accessories as art.  I enjoy closets just as much as I enjoy museums.  There is just so much to admire; craftsmanship, color, texture.  I could go on and on.  The gist is fashion is an art form that makes me happy to wear and to watch.