Kimono Exhibit In Florida

November 29, 2008 § Leave a comment

Here’s an exhibit to see if you’re in Sarasota, Florida.  It’s a kimono exhibit at the Ringling Museum that is on until February 8th.  Fashioning Kimono:  Art Deco and Modernism in Japan

Most of the printing and weaving in the 100 kimonos are examples of the 1920’s – 30’s era.  There are also some traditional shibori designs; some of the colors in these, though, are purple, orange, and red.  Others are from the late 19th century.  Displayed are formal, semi-formal, and casual kimono, haori jackets, and undergarments worn by men, women, and children.  These kimono are from the Montgomery Collection in Lugano, Switzerland.

Visit this site to see photos of the kimonos.

“I Dream About Houses” on You Tube

November 20, 2008 § Leave a comment

I just came across this on a You Tube site:

Check it out.


November 6, 2008 § Leave a comment

Be sure to get out and vote today!


November 2, 2008 § Leave a comment

This is Nova, our California cat, who loves to get into things. The duffel bag sure brings out her blue eyes.

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