Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Inspiration at the Museum

Since I started sewing, it's a lot easier for me to be inspired by fashion. I can appreciate the design details of clothing as well as the care that went into constructing it. Sunday, Matt and I checked out a fashion exhibit at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and I couldn't help but snap, oh, a couple dozen pics. Here are some designs that really caught my eye!Fashion Exhibit at the Indy Museum of Art

The lobby entrance has a great exhibit called "Geometry of Light" created from magnifying lenses strung on wire that looks different as you walk around it. I really appreciate structural artwork that I can interact with, which might just be why I like sewing and quilting so much.
A Day at the Museum

To the left of the Van Gogh, my absolute favorite art piece was this sculpture created from Mylar (the material used in those shiny birthday balloons). They really look like natural rock or coral formations when you are up close. So inventive!

Tonight, I'm hoping to be inspired by the sounds of the season as we visit an outdoor 4th of July symphony with friends. Steamy weather aside, this should be a great week of feeling rejuvenated and inspired. Happy 4th, friends! Are you watching fireworks tonight, or staying indoors?

Fourth of July Berry Jell-O



8 comments:

  1. Oh that looks like such a cool place to visit!

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  2. Great pictures. The colours in them make some great quilt fabric schemes =D

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  3. I was just there - on Saturday, as well! Crazy! But I didn't see that exhibit...is it a paid-for exhibit? I just might have to go back and look at all those white (wedding?) dresses! And that mylar thing is one of my favorite pieces as well. Much better than the "string" room, which my husband likes to make fun of a *little* too loudly lol!! Since we have the little guy, we're just staying in tonight (no fireworks for us) but may go out for a nice American meal (read: must include sweet potato). We spent some time splashing around in the kiddy pool, though, so we got our outside summertime in :)

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  4. I like that display of white/wedding dresses as well, especially the renaissance looking one in the left corner of the picture! Thanks for sharing this. I'm planning to stay inside and probably watch fireworks on TV. Thank goodness for AC!

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  5. oh makes me want to visit IMA

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  6. What an amazing exhibit! Hope you had a relaxing 4th, we did fireworks in our town square. Lots of fun!

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  7. great pics! love to see really inventive fashion designs :)

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  8. We have a really nice museum out here, but I have to say, I do miss the IMA! They always did have really nice fashion design exhibits, and I'm still obsessed with those little muslin dresses!

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