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I love teaching and truly believe that deep down inside everyone is an artist, capable of creating something. There is power and knowledge in the act of creating something with your own hands, made from your own heart and head.

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Friday, March 09, 2018

Visiting Vincent Van Gogh at the Dallas Museum of Art

Riverbank in Springtime

I could have stood in front of these for days...

I found this Van Gogh hanging where I didn't expect it. The guard must have had a good laugh at my reaction  (my head whipped around twice for a fast double take at whiplash speed.)

I had plans to go to the Menil Collection but like last year, they fell through (plus, the main building is closed until summer.) I wanted to see at least one Van Gogh on this trip and Dallas was the only place that was open and with paintings on display. Mom and I trekked a few hours out of our way to see them. I have often wondered what Van Gogh would have thought about people traveling all over the world to see his work...

It is always worth it to see a Van Gogh in person. How I manage to stand in front of them and not blubber like an idiot every time is beyond me. The experience never leaves me. I think about the paintings often. They become a part of you.

I'll confess that I've had a bee in my bonnet since last year. I have it in my head that I want to stand in front of every Van Gogh painting in the United States. Last year I saw about 30 of them. I have been very lucky to have seen five so far this year! I have an idea regarding this that I will be sharing very soon...

"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?"
-Vincent Van Gogh 

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