Tuesday, March 25, 2014

March Challenge -- Catch Up

Day 22 -- Do you collect anything? When did you start?
It's not by design, but I have accumulated a lot of pop culture mementos from the 1960s. It's called "mid century modern" now. It's inspired by my fascination with the Kennedy Presidency and my passion for the Beatles. JFK won election in 1960, the Beatles broke up in 1970, so they provide rather neat bookends for me.

Day 23 -- Who is your favorite artist? What style of art?
Thomas McKnight. I discovered him in the 1990s when he was commissioned by the Clintons for one of their official White House Christmas card. I love the details he chooses to include. The work is also interesting without being cluttered, and I always feel like someone just left the scene or is about to enter. Even without people, he tells a story by setting the scene with such care. I have two of of his prints in my livingroom and another in my bedroom.

Day 24 -- Where are you going next?
Ouch! This is the time of year when I should be on vacation and I'm not because I can't afford to go spa-ing and redo my bathroom. So this question kinda hurts. I do have three trips planned for this years: October in Los Angeles, November in Vegas and Christmas in Key West. So I suppose I should just grow up and shut up.

Day 25 -- Share something you saw on social media that caught your eye.

"Old white people are drowning in despair and rage. Here's how my father lost his mind -- thanks to his cable diet." It was an interesting article in Salon and helps explain how people who should know better (those who remember The Depression and Korea and McCarthyism and 1968) steadfastly insist that the country is in worse shape than ever before. It's because Fox tells them that it is, 24/7/365.


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  1. I think your collection is really fascinating. Thank you for introducing me to Thomas McKnight. Sorry about the lack of spa in your future. Is there something local you can go to for some indulgence? Very interesting article!

  2. I've been baffled by the design trend of "mid-century modern" for about 10 years, and yet lately I've found myself appreciating it more. Your collection sounds cool.

    I'll have to check out McKnight.

    Hopefully when your bathroom is done, it will be your home spa. Then you can just pop down the hall when you need a refresher. :)


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