March 4, 2009

18.

Numbered ListToday has been such a lovely day. To begin with, its my birthday (I'm finally legal! WOO!), and furthermore, I had a field trip! Me and my Art History Class ventured to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Each of us was assigned a gallery and were instructed to give a small presentation on the period represented by the works, and to explain some of the pieces themselves.

I love art and had a great time looking at all the beautiful works. It is so different to see the things we studied in class in real life, rather than in pictures. I'm always surprised by how big things are. When I was at the Prado in Madrid I couldn't believe Las Meninas was so much larger than the print hanging in my spanish classroom.  My favorites at the Philly Art Museum would have to be the modern works. It was fun because I remembered going into those same galleries as a kid with my mom.

  
The Fountain, Marcel Duchamp; Three Musicians, Pablo Ruiz y Picasso; Portrait of a Man 

Isn't the small portrait adorable! Someone would have their likeness painted and then give the image to their lover!

Unfortunately we had to be in dress code, so no exciting outfit. I did wear a red sweater my mom knit me, but since my camera is dead I don't have pictures. I'm going to order a new camera this weekend though, with some of the birthday money I've received (thanks Grammi & Poppi).

It was such a great day! One of the highlights would have to be being called crazy by Italian tourists (in Italian!) as I ran through the revolving door to leave the museum. My teacher kindly translated the insult for me. 

Another great point was all the food. I made cupcakes shaped like boobs - complete with gum drop nipples! You have to understand it's an Art History class full of 13 girls and no boys - we talk about boobs a lot, in an artistic context of course... My friend Sarah also made me brownies. Lunch in the museum cafeteria was delicious and I treated myself to a lemon square! Then my mom ordered Indian food for dinner in addition to baking me kugel. There's still Birthday cake waiting downstairs! I'm going to have to run a little longer than usual tomorrow...

So, in honor of my 18 years of life I thought I'd share my favorite baby picture of myself:



look at me, the little budding fashionista with the wayfarers and tribal print hat!

17 comments:

zoë said...

aaaaawwwww cutest baby picture ever .
and such good-quality too !



ps - i am also wishing for the perfect prom date + dress . it seems like the date may be a bit hard to come by though .. and prom is sooo soon ! i wish you luck in finding everything you need for prom to be a blast ! x

tanya said...

what an adorable baby pic! Happy Birthday, darling!

Emz said...

Happy birthdayy!
My history teacher introduced me to Las Meninas senior year of high school, I have to say, its one of the few paintings I remember from that class, but it was gorgeous!

Fell4fashion said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope you had a GREAT day!

proudly says, said...

happy 18th bday, darling!
now, that you're 18 be responsible in every ways.oki doki?
i wish you took some photos of art paintings esp van gogh.

Amelia said...

Happy birthday!!! That baby picture is the cutest thing ever. I love how everyone had wayfareres when they were young. Maybe having had them is an indication that you will become a blogger.

The art museum trip sounds nice, too.

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

Happy Birthday! you look so cute! definitely a little fashionista! :)

xx

Bella said...

That picture is too adorable! Happy Birthday... hope all your wishes came true! xxx

Poshhh said...

happy birthday!!!!
xo

The Clothes Horse said...

Happy birthday! That baby picture is amazing. Also, I would love a mini portrait--they're so antiquated.

Danz said...

Happy belated bday :)
Aw your baby pic is so cute and funny! You certainly were a stylish tot.

Hanako66 said...

I'm sorry I'm a little late, but Happy Birthday!!! xoxo

DaisyChain said...

I hope you had a fantastic birthday x

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Love love love that baby pic of you. At such a small age, you managed to predict three huge trends for the summer of 2009!!

paula said...

How precious! Those glasses are back too.

hazel said...

my favorites at the Philly Museum of Art (which is like my second home...) are

"Birthday" by Dorothea Tanning
http://sexualityinart.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/dorothea-tanning-birthday-1942.jpg

"Dead Troops Talk by Jeff Wall
"http://www.e-flux.com/show_images/1227202969image_web.jpg

ZombieLace said...

Hey! March 4th is your birthday?? We have the same birthday!! Did you know it is the only day that is also a command?