Saturday, September 15, 2007

Starbucking with the Blue Dog:

I did some Saturday Starbucking this afternoon (not to be confused with the documentary of the same name showcasing Winter and his attempt to visit every Starbucks worldwide) and had my first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season.

*moment of silence for the greatness that is Pumpkin Spice*

Before I treated myself to caffeine I visited the Dixon (as previously planned) and was completely immersed in the world of George Rodrigue. It was a wonderful visit and I found myself laughing out loud a couple times at the irony of the Blue Dog.

Now I know that Mr. Rodrigue has done more than Blue Dog in his lifetime, but that's my favorite part of his art (although his hurricane series is very interesting). I was very sad to find out there were no postcards of his work to purchase. Not only did my professor say we needed one to accompany our "gallery visit" paper but I really wanted one for myself anyway.

Being a lover of Dogs (one in particular, named Buttercup) I find all matter of Art which pays tribute to our furry companions absolutely beautiful. Have you read Mutts? Earl holds a special place in my heart.

My favorite pieces today: Man's Best Friend (1988), Blue without You (2004), Green with Envy (2005), Fall Colors for All (2006), Five of a Kind (2006)

The exhibit runs until Oct 14th, I will probably go again before it leaves.



Anonymous said...

All hail the Pumpkin Spice Latte! :) Sounds like a nice experience, Janet!

Stephanie said...

Not a fan of the P.S.L. But, then again, I'm not a fan of anything pumpkin... except the Pumpkin Spice candle from Yankee. :-)
But - back to the point.... ever tried the Java Chip Latte?? I've been a Starbucker for years and years.... and have only recently made myself try something different every time. Now - I have hard-core cravings for those stupid things. Go get one. now. For me. Please.... :-)


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