In the 1970's while I was a student at UCLA I often saw a sign which appeared throughout campus. It said, "Take an artist home to dinner." Being an art student myself this sign amused me. I thought it was a great idea. Last Saturday night I was reminded of that request as my good friend Mary hosted a lovely dinner party. She had invited many of her artist friends whom she had gone to school with at Otis Art Institute to dinner Saturday eve. Her friend Stuart, a wonderful artist living in Santa Fe, New Mexico was in town for a visit. A perfect time for Mary to gather their mutual artist friends for a reunion. My husband and I were fortunate to have been included in the mix. As usual, Mary outdid herself with a beautiful array of wonderful food. It was a lovely party with many interesting old and new acquaintances and friends. Indeed, taking an artist home to dinner is a brilliant idea!
Guest of honor Stuart and our hostess with the mostest, Mary.
Had a great time talking with this young Austrian artist Kasper who just happens to work at the same college as my son in laws brother. It's a small world!
Daughter Alison with mom Betye Saar both accomplished artists
Every so often I meet with friends at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising located in downtown L.A. We shop at the museum store and the adjoining Scholarship store and we view the current exhibit at the FIDM museum. My friends Wendy, Penny and my sister Jocelyn and I did just that on Saturday August 6th.
Wendy and Jocelyn
Penny on the left with Judy the FIDM Store manager. She kindly informed me that if a customer shows he has taken the public Metro system to downtown L.A. the shop will offer a 15% discount on museum shop purchases. One can show a transit receipt or their "TAP' card for the discount.
I believe in love and kindness, family first, deep meaningful friendships, counting one's blessings and giving to others what you yourself need. I strive to see life as a glass half full. I am very grateful for the life I have and all the wonderful people that make this grand adventure so worthwhile.