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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Collecting Data

Ever wonder where truly great writers get their ideas? Click here and then on the button on the left of the NPR site to listen to one of my favorite authors, Kate DiCamillo, talk about her notebooks. And her jottings from a visit to the National Gallery in Washington.

Yesterday I spent some time at an absolutely breathtaking, mind-expanding exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in downtown St. Petersburg, viewing the huge Lesley Dill installation and collecting painting titles. All inspirational. Dill's art leaves at the end of December so if you're in the Tampa Bay area, rush right over, quick.

(But the museum and the painting titles and the art are always there!)

Here's a virtual tour of the exhibit, for those of you too far away to see the real thing.

Related posts: The Magician's Elephant
And from my group blog:
Watching for Birds


kscatt13 said...

how long is that exhibit open?

When you come we could go to the National Gallery too!

Augusta Scattergood said...

It's there through December. Yes, we'll do a museum day in DC, soon!

Lee Stokes Hilton said...

What a fascinating exhibit! Thx -- I would never have seen it.