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January 18, 2010

Its been a long time. The end of the year for me is always slow, yet jammed packed.

I tend to wait until the last minute to do things, meanwhile the year before I promise myself I'll do better the next.

I did reflect on 2009 of course. About things like: my personal life and where I wanted it to go, professional life for sure (I'm young, sexy and living in New York city) I LOVE to do the most for no reason. I also day-dreamed about taking on more hobbies...like bike-riding. I bought a red bike...I'm so excited, yet nervous as hell to ride it.

I also plan on refining some other skills & challenging myself in other areas.

GetPOLISHED is making some changes and covering new ground as well, one area we will uncover lies within The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Their are a few exhibits there that I want to see. One is the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas exhibit.

I am particularly  interested in seeing these pieces up close & personal.  Pretty intriguing they are from my computer; and the colors in the sculptures have me thinking about exotic vacations & clothing.

*Must I have remind you, Spring is just around the corner!

Crooked Beak of Heaven Mask
Kwakwaka'wakw, British Columbia, late 19th century
Wood, paint, fiber, cord; 18 1/4 x 40 1/8 in. (46.4 x 101.9 cm)
Promised Gift of the Ralph T. Coe Collec

Storage Chest Panels
Tlingit, Alaska, 1780–1820
Wood, paint; 12 3/4 x 80 in. (32.4 x 203.2 cm)
Promised Gift of the Ralph T. Coe Collection

*The above piece immediately had me thinking of wooden accessories like clutches, bangles and rings.

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Model Tipi
Blackfoot, Montana/Alberta, 1865–1876
Native-tanned skin, paint, hair, cloth, beads, metal; 24 x 43 in. (61.0 x 109.2 cm)
Promised Gift of the Ralph T. Coe Collecti

*This could be a rather interesting cape...I hear capes are making a comeback.

The exhibit that initially peaked my interest in heading to MET was the - Art Of The Samurai, which caused a bit of an underground stir.

A piece from the exhibit below.

Nimai-Dō Gusoku Armor with Dark Blue and Red Lacing
Edo period, 18th century
Iron, wood, leather, gold, and lacquer; H. of helmet bowl: 5 1/2 in. (13.9 cm); H. of cuirass: 13 3/4 in. (35 cm)
Okazaki City Museum, Aichi Prefecture

* I can see how such a piece would open up the imagination in a modern way.



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