Thursday, May 5, 2011

Where is She? and How Doth She?

I'm not dead.

I know I haven't blogged in over a week, but I do have good reason. I was in Philadelphia for one of the most amazing weddings I've ever attended - two close high school pals tied the knot, and our weekend turned into a whirlwind of amazingness, with no time left over to devote to Honey Cooler Handmade.

BUT this blog is not all about HCH, so let's just talk pretty for a moment, shall we? The wedding was on Saturday and mercifully, our Sunday flight out of Philly was at 8pm, so we had all day to recover and regain our composure before our jaunt home. While reeling from my full-body hangover, I trudged all the way from Rittenhouse Square to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, husband in tow. I took some lovely shots there, which I shared on my personal Twitter account.

Edgar Degas' Little Dancer of Fourteen Years, 1881 (one of my favorite works of all time)

The Little Dancer's tutu was the inspiration for the ballerinas' costumes in the musical version of The Phantom of the Opera

Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Diana, 1892


18th century Eye Portraits

Of course this is a tiny sample of what's available for perusal at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Well worth the trip if you're ever in the City of Brotherly Love. Even if you've got a wicked hangover!


  1. I was in Philadelphia many many years ago for a trade show of all things. In what little time that I had to roam the city, I quite loved it and have always wanted to go back.
    great finds that shared with us here.

  2. It is truly an amazing place. I didn't appreciate it growing up on the East Coast, but going back it's easy to see the huge influence of a very old history there. It's really an awesome place! :)