I find myself invigorated this month, at least since I’ve finished my last two class projects. I’m enjoying the mild, mostly rainless April weather with all its premature flowering activity. The mix of colorful buds weighing down tree branches, and the tender pale green of the newly unfurling leaves, make me want to skip about on the cracked pavements of West Philadelphia.
In addition, I had an invigorating meeting of minds with Van Gogh this weekend, as I got to see the Van Gogh Up Close Exhibit at the PMA. I had not seen so many of his landscapes before and I really enjoyed the swirling colors, the amazing movement in his canvases—the thick pain breathed so much dynamic excitement, sometimes joy, sometimes fear and loathing, but always alive. Van Gogh. His mauve flecked dancing hay stacks made my day.