Sunday, February 3, 2013

A Love of Cataloging and Finished Projects

We are very lucky in Kansas City to be home to a wonderful art museum. Yesterday I went to see the exhibit, Cabinet of Curiosities: Photography & Specimens

An exhibit of photos taken of collections, specimens, and other oddities.  This is a collection of nocturnal moths, photographed while still alive.
 Much nicer than the other way of collecting, dead and pinned.  Something I'm guilty of.
And this is a collection of photographs taken of snowflakes by Wilson Alwyn Bentley, (1865-1931).
Some other pieces, to name a few: a collection of teeth pulled by Peter the Great, who fancied himself as a dentist, and a photo of a Civil War officer standing in front of a mirror to show his bullet wound from entry to exit.
I have enjoyed collecting many things all my life.  When my children were small, we had our own natural history museum.  We took an old cabinet and kept it in the hallway for them to place their treasures in.
It's premier item is a piece of the Berlin Wall given to them by their aunt and uncle.  Maybe the grand kids should start adding items, making it multi generational, since it's still standing.
And finally, just a few pieces I finished up this week. Daughter #1 requested this garland for her birthday.
I've decided to offer it in the shop, made to order,
And daughter #2 requested a piece of art with an owl for her boyfriend's niece's first birthday.
So I thought zentangle it. :)

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