May feels to me like it is flying by probably because I have been out in the world and with family and friends quite a bit. Throw in a get-away and an amazing art museum special exhibit plus some restaurant meals and nice warm weather - Wow, its been quite a while since all that came together.
I mentioned that we were going to Santa Barbara to see an art exhibit and have dinner with our son and DIL. We also walked out on the wharf, had a bit of a walk down the newish pedestrian streetscape on part of State Street and enjoyed a great breakfast at the B&B. It felt both weird and wonderful after the past 2 years.
The art exhibit, Through Vincent's Eyes: Van Gogh and His Sources, had a few marvelous Van Gogh paintings plus work of 60 other artist's who influenced him or were contemporaries. It started with how the ink illustrations in the Dicken's books he read as a child influenced his early drawings and went from there. An art history lesson with original art!
The highlight was of course this painting.
I also really liked this one by a different artist and it reminded me of the Depression Era public works murals. The frames are marvelous too. This was the only exhibit I have ever attended where you could take photos as long as you didn't use a flash - so I did.