Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Joslyn Art Museum

On Saturday we went to Joslyn Art Museum

If you live close to here you may want to check out their special exhibit, Sheila Hicks: Material Voices. 

There was no photography in the special exhibit, but it was so cool! The museum is free, but special exhibits cost $10 for adults and children are free. That day an event was going on, so we got in for 1/2 off. 

All the work below was not photographed by me. Please click on "Source" to see where the image came from.

Sheila's work is nothing like what I'd do, but I found it inspiring. Much of it is large scale, and all fiber. 

Isaak seemed to like Sheila's work I think. Mica kind of rushed through saying, "I think we're the only kids in our elementary school that goes to galleries and museums on a regular basis."

Mica and Isaak did enjoy making a pot on their i pads set up in the kid room. 

As you can see Mica's neck was peeling pretty bad.

Travis liked the Sculpture Garden outside. He wished some of his pieces were in it.

We decided to do something brave...we went to do a meditation workshop inside the museum. It was part of their special events going on that day. 

I say brave because we had Mica and Isaak with us. 

We went around the room and said why we were there. I was there so I could have a break from listening to the boys talk. Ha! The boys were there because they were told they had to be. 

We only had a 10 minute meditation session. 

At first I had trouble not concentrating on anything. Isaak was trying to lay on me. When I pushed him off he was sitting sideways in his chair. Mica was tapping, but stopped when I nudged him.

That 10 minutes could have been any minutes, and I wouldn't have known. I didn't fall asleep, but I did loose a sense of time. I kept envisioning a jeep driving on a river. An odd vision, but it worked for me. 

Travis jolted asleep a few times. 

Isaak decided to start meditating when we were all finished. We were all talking about our experience, and Isaak had his palms up on his lap, his head bowed, and his eyes closed. Isaak said he wants to meditate more. He got mad that I didn't sign up on their email list.

Mica didn't get what meditation was about at all. He was staring at the spooky fireplace in the room, and coming up with a story in his mind about it.

I'm not all New Agey, but meditation is relaxing. It's a way to just break away from the business of the world. 

Side Note: If you ever need something to laugh at type in, f that meditation on YouTube. If language doesn't bother you it's hilarious!

Do you ever meditate? 


~ Noelle said...

I have done it a few times. Very relaxing. Might need to try it again, with broxton.

Indah Nuria Savitri said...

looks like a great place. I love those colorful works of art :)

Ai Sakura said...

Meditation is pretty hard for me because I find it hard to just quieten down my mind and think about nothing. I can imagine it to be so peaceful though!

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Theresa Mahoney said...

I just can't get into meditation. I think it's because my illness leaves me so fatigued, it takes too much energy to sit there and not think about anything lol

Erin said...

We are so lucky to have the Joslyn in our city! I love it!

Shelly said...

I love the Joslyn! I could easily spend all day there :)

Kim said...

I think I know what event you went to - was it with loom? I really wanted to go to it but we were out of town that weekend.


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