Going solo

So you see, imagination needs moodling -- long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling, and puttering. 
~Brenda Ueland 

Last week I found myself with a weekday night completely free of obligations and an empty house. It was all the encouragement I needed to dash into the city to see the Museum of Fine Art's brand new Art of the Americas wing. It was my version of moodling: just following my own whims for an hour or two. I dawdled around the art exhibits and had soup and salad in the new courtyard. Lovely! It also allowed me a few Mrs.-Basil-E-Frankweiler daydreams of living in a museum.

They've done a beautiful job with the new wing. Instead of segregating the furniture and the objects and the paintings into different exhibit rooms, they've mixed everything all together. I loved it. Gorgeous color combinations and textile patterns, great lighting, and of course the art. 



^Love this one. Those vases are the actual ones used in the portrait. Cool, huh? 

Once in a while, it's really refreshing to do something solo. (As you know, I'm not against going to a movie matinee once in a while by myself either.) What about you? When was the last time you did something on your own? (Showers and bathroom time don't count, y'all!)