Monday, June 13, 2011

going on a journey

Wed. 5. a.m. I go to Rome. I never thought I'd be taking this trip for all kinds of reasons. But I am going to embrace the concept of a couple of weeks at sea and Israel, Turkey, Italy, Greece... who could resist. I dream of returning inspired and mind full, leaving pains in the wake. The pattern complexity of simultaneous events, everything happening right now all over this planet at the exact same time is just overwhelming me at the moment.
Back on that other train of thought.... (remind me to paint trains of thoughts later)-- it looks like a mode of transport series. Train wrecks..the possibilities of mining this idea seem grand.
I'll post some pics.
Lately, I've been thinking about spinning my wheels and have started a series of paintings with those words and bikes.... mostly abstract, for a special show I am planning a year or so from now in Durango. Mark your calenders.
Those images will take some time to paint--so no pics for awhile, unless of course I get distracted from this theme by another. Time time time is not on my side, or oh look what's become of me... got to pack. It is not easy being ADD, or ADOS as I heard someone say, I have attention deficit oh shiny. Right now there is thunder, rain and a sunset---outside my 10th floor Denver window. Can you see this?

Friday, June 10, 2011

restaurant reviews!

So, I started at the new 4 season's bar and was very disappointed. We waited over 20 minutes for service and finally left. We sat at the outside tables (chosen because of the loud DJ music inside) and despite other customers eating outside no one came to see any of us in over 20 minutes! . 4 Season's is famous for amazing customer service all over the world- What's up Denver?
* :( don't go til they work out the kinks!- high price/ low service is a lousy combination)--

We walked away sad and hungry-- walked all the way to Bistro Vendome in Larimer Square where we were immediately seated in the charming outdoor patio. The food at the Vendome is really great, (I think better (lighter too) than Le Central) and the wine list offers some wonderful reds.(great Bordeaux's though I think the pour is slim for the price).
I give the Bistro 3 and 1/2 *'s one for atmosphere-(outdoor old brick charm in the courtyard off of Larimer is very nice on a summer night, 1/2 for service- (our waiter was attentive but took long breaks between visits- not bad when you want to talk but a little annoying when you want to leave), two (that's the max!) for food- both pretty on the plate and delicious!
If you happen to be at the 4 seasons walk a few blocks north to Larimer and try one of Vendome's famous crepes with a terrific salad.--by the way the Mud Show opens at the art museum this Saturday!

Monday, June 6, 2011


Run don't walk to Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris-- Maybe because i've always felt misplaced in time...I know I don't belong here and this movie resonated for me. I share the psychological disorder of thinking if only I lived in a different time.
The 20's in Paris would have been a great time for me in my fantasy life of hanging out- with Picasso, Stein, Hemingway, Porter, etc etc..... I loved this movie. Every time another hero showed up--- rather than disbelieve I was elated. My mantra has also been Proofrock! I don't know if Woody is capturing my whole generation or just me. Feedback Please!
My first 5 stars of the summer. Allen's still clever as hell, though I did find myself wanting a scene in NYC even more glistening than Paris, just my competitive American spirit. Two French themes in a row-- I am craving Le Central... (If I go I'll write a review).