I’ve been in NYC for a few weeks, staying with my daughter and her family as I seek answers to a health issue that came about suddenly last July and never went away (see below).
Susan Taylor Glasgow (click to enlarge)
In between doctor appointments and medical tests, I felt well enough today for a short walk to the Heller Gallery to see Susan Taylor Glasgow’s solo show, Couture du Verre. Hard to pick a favorite piece in this exhibit. . .the sewn glass bras, corsets, shoes, hats and pocketbooks are all beautiful. Some are reminiscent of a time gone by, others feel lighthearted – almost whimsical, all are replete with lovely details (like “Shhhhhh” on the heel of the shoe below).
Detail of the shoe above. Shhhhhhhh. . .
As if that wasn’t enough eye candy, the first thing that struck me as I walked into the gallery was a wall of Marc Petrovic’s birds – they are truly breathtaking. The back room didn’t disappoint either – that’s where I found three fabulous pieces by Christina Bothwell and Steffen Dam’s incredible Cabinet of Curiosities (WOW!). There was much more. . .too much for a post. You MUST visit.
Marc Petrovic’s birds (click to enlarge)
Steffen Dam’s Cabinet of Curiosities (click to enlarge)
Steffen Dam, detail
I left the gallery smiling – it was delightful to see so much wonderful art in one place. The next time you are in NYC do go visit the Heller Gallery. For 4 decades they have been instrumental in showing stellar glass art – you won’t be disappointed. Many thanks to Bob Roberts, who kindly allowed me to take pictures of the art work. If you click on my photographs you can enlarge most of the images.
Heller Gallery – many more images of Susan Taylor Glasgow’s exhibit
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damuse is in dahood (nyc)
Yup. I’m here in NYC until further notice. Could be another week, could be another month. I thought it was time to let you know what’s going on, because for several years my posts on DAM were consistent – five days a week – usually at the same time each day, but that’s not what’s been happening for the last 8 months. And some of you are annoyed. Others are concerned. I thought is was time to let you know what’s going on with daMuse.
So what IS going on? The short story is that I either had food poisoning or a virus in early July (the doctors could not tell me which it was) and landed in the hospital. My body has been rejecting food ever since. Lots of food – most food – resulting in three more trips to the hospital, lots of tests and no answers. Months of one step forward and two steps back. I became quite ill again three weeks ago and realized it was time to find new doctors, so here I am. In NYC. Working with new doctors. Many things have now been ruled out, but we still don’t know what is going on.
Like anyone else, I have good days and bad days. I am thankful that this week there have been more good days than bad days – I’d like it to stay that way! I’m feisty. I smile more than I frown. I laugh more than I cry. I am positive more than I am negative. I am still daMuse. That hasn’t changed.
What has changed is that my priorities shifted over the last several months. It has been necessary for me to concentrate on restoring my health and continuing to build/maintain my business. I teach online classes and mentor private students in WordPress (my business). I post on DAM as often as I can (my labor of love) and work on new projects that recharge my muse (yes, I was sick the entire time I collected debris for the Peace by Piece project – I told you I was feisty!). Right now part of each day is also spent seeking answers to this mysterious illness. The silver lining? While I am in NYC I get to spend time with my sweet Sofia, who is now 10 weeks old and is surely the best medicine for me. The.Best.Medicine.
So that’s what’s going on. Thank you for your patience. I’m a big believer in the power of collective thoughts, energy and prayer. I am reaching out, asking you to send positive energy my way so that I can embrace it and be uplifted as I continue my journey back to health. I am, as always, deeply grateful for the gift each and every one of you are to me.
Many, many thanks.