Monday, April 27, 2009

"Art is only art when it is synonymous with living."-Alexander Girard

Went on a lovely trip to Santa Fe this weekend. Fell in love with the International Museum of Folk Art, especially the Girard collection. Actually, I had seen the collection about 16 years ago and was so amazed at the size and that Alexander and Susan had collected all of these treasures themselves. I got lost inside each diorama; every scene escape worthy.
I particularly like this quote I found on the museum's website:
Toys represent a microcosm of man’s world and dreams.They exhibit fantasy, imagination, humor and love.They are an invaluable record and expression of mans ingenious unsophisticated imagination.-Alexander Girard


  1. glad you had a great trip!
    and i'm thrilled that you are taking your book to Draft 1!
    nice, nice going!

    peace & happy penning,

  2. Thanks, Chuck! It's a novel about a reporter who rediscovers her childhood love of dolls.