Swamp Space

Fun Fair

After working ALL day inside changing everything around in our apartment so Lily can have her own room (and a lot more to do today), we finally stepped out at night.

It was Art Walk in the Design District and in Wynwood.

We had a great time in the Design District with our friends at the Fun Fair and a bit more challenging time in Wynwood.

It is so hard to maneuver a stroller in big crowds of people.

As much as we love to have Lily with us so she can see art and experience different things, we both agreed that next time we need a baby sitter. (Lily was a sport though, she hung in there until 10pm)

Here are some fun pics, hope you are all having a great weekend!

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A bit Baseled out…

Last night auntie K, Lily and I (if you are wondering where Will is, he is away on business until monday 🙁 ) went to the design district and well… I think Lily was already a bit Baseled out from the night before.

We started out at uncle Oli’s Swamp Space where this year he has some fun kissing booths.

Right across the street was Rainbow City which looked like great fun however, due to N.E.R.D performing last night, the line was HUGE so we didn’t get to go in.

We walked around a bit and did some gallery hopping.

There was a mix of everything as always. Some bad art but for the most part there was some really wonderful art.

I was really blown away by Chambliss Giobbi and Jorge Santos in particular. Their work is AMAZING!!

Lily hung in there a bit (cranky at times) and then it was time to head home.

It was another great Basel night out.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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at swamp space

uncle Oli

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ARTsy wednesday

Two saturdays ago we did the ART walk in the design district and had a great time!

There were tons of people out, live music on the streets, lots (and I mean LOTS) of amazing art everywhere, it was a wonderful evening spent with Will, Lily and uncle Darren.

At one of the galleries, I was introduced to Charles Pfahl‘s work.

Charles‘s art is not typically something that I would be attracted to (I tend to like pretty art, the world can be an ugly place as is) however, days after seeing his works, I still couldn’t get it out of my head. (that’s what good art is supposed to do, right?)

His painting Archetype still haunts me.

As an artist I envied its size, its detail, its muted colors.

As a mother, I was not emotionally prepared to stand before it. I literally shed tears as I stood there.

It’s not every day that art affects me like that.

archetype (please click on the link, my picture does it no justice)

All those heavy feelings just came back to me all over again.

Let me bring it back to the light and fun side with some pictures from that night.

Lily, Will, me and uncle Darren at Swamp Space

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Lily, art within art

On saturday we took avo Hayes and avo Joao to our friend Oli’s Swamp Space Art Gallery. With the exception of the avos (grandparents in Portuguese), we had all been there before and we love going and showing our support.

The exhibit was of Oli’s late brother Adolfo’s work. It was full of great colors and references from the 80’s in New York.

Lily is no stranger to art. We have some of my paintings hanging in our apartment and we have gone to art shows and art museums with her before.

Sometimes she doesn’t care for it, sometimes she is all about it. (Isn’t that the way art goes….)

After Swamp Space, we walked around to some of the other galleries in the Design District that were having the Art Walk.

One of the exhibits had a washing machine with with a laundry basket on it and a shelf above it with 3 bottles of ALL detergent. Because I could see that Lily was a bit bored and cranky (and because I like to be somewhat artsy with other people’s art), I placed Lily inside the basket on top of the running washing machine.

She loved it!! She had the biggest smile on her face, she was so happy!

Maybe Lily takes after her aunt Min and is a bit of a performance artist herself… 😉

Here is Lily in the Design District during Art Walk this past saturday. Lily wears a dress by babyGap.

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