chicago snapshot sampler

By Rachel Awes on March 30, 2010

the art institute was lovely! i was especially inspired by this matisse painting & some of the colorful furniture below.


i discovered the leafy sea dragon & was enchanted (to be found near the sea horses at the shedd aquarium). i am totally in love!

& now it’s time to unpack my bags & get back into the groove of life back at home again. i can’t wait to look again at what you all have been up to! lots of love & inspiration to each of you. i’ll be back here soon. xo

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  1. chrissy says:

    welcome back jack!
    i just have to ask…didn.t you just want to lay all over that beeeutiful lounging chair? those flowers look like they are just screaming…”come! come lay on us and let our petals comfort and massage you!”
    did you hear them say anything like that?
    matisse rocks!
    always loved matisse.
    and leafy sea dragons have ALWAYS been on the top of my favorite list of amazing sea creatures…they are both a leaf and a dragon…how cool is that.
    (actually never heard or seen one, so THANK YOU for sharing.)
    happy you are home.
    i.ve missed you.
    no go unpack…you.re gonna be doing laundry till next tuesday!
    muah.
    c

  2. Kolleen says:

    sweet home Chicago….nothing like it!!!

    love your photos….the painting, the fun furniture and the amazingly interesting leafy sea dragon.

    happy you enjoyed your time away!!

    xxoo
    sending love and cali sunshine!
    k

  3. Lisa says:

    Oh isn’t Chicago grand? I adore visiting (but think I’d be too overwhelmed trying to set up residence there). Gorgeous photos…and welcome “home”!

  4. S. Etole says:

    what a fun, colorful visit …

  5. ELK says:

    each picture is a postcard of a lovely time . sharing makes it even better!!

  6. kendalee says:

    Oooo, lots of lovely!!! The lounger and the little sea dragon are my favourites… both decorating themselves with beautiful leafiness and doing it with such great style!

  7. Suvarna says:

    sounds/looks like a wonderful trip
    that sea dragon is is natures work of art!

  8. Very cool stuff you have seen…I love Matisse.
    XOXOrly

  9. Faiza says:

    i got soaked by dolphins at the shedd aquarium and loved it!

  10. Jennifer says:

    Love the sites of downtown Chicago… miss that place! I got caught up in all the art once, and wasn’t paying attention to the time and a security guard found me in front of a Seurat “Ma’am we’re closed you have to leave..” so I did, reluctantly.

  11. Megan Coyle says:

    what fun works of art – don’t you just love museum visits? you can always find something to inspire you.

  12. ~Valentina~ says:

    Looks great! I really want to go to Chicago 🙂

  13. Sea dragons are AWESOME! Amazing creatures, aren’t they???

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