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Calder at PMA

Aug 31, 2009
We went to the Philadelphia Museum of Art today to see the Alexander Calder Jewelry exhibit. He was so inventive, experimental, and impulsive with this jewelry work. He was just doing what came naturally, his mobiles in a small scale for the body to balance. I took some photos, with glare through the glass, just for inspiration. I can't wait to get back to the studio and add some of this inspiration into my jewelry. He used cold connections (no soldering), hammered and forged wire, and found objects.
It was a beautiful, sunny day with bikers, joggers, runners, and walkers outside in Fairmount Park along the Schuylkill River. We tried to stop at Reading Terminal Market, but Sundays are a no-go for Amish food. We went to the Wayne Bertucci's instead and ate too much pizza. (not really a problem for a self-proclamed pizza snob). The Ubead2 in Wayne is out of business and the store is empty! That was fast. Let's support our local bead stores instead of Michael's or online stores, because we are there for you during a beading emergency!

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