Birthdays are a big deal in my world, especially if it’s my own birthday. Heh.
I’ve been stressing for months on how to celebrate my 27th–going out of town with friends, taking a solo trip somewhere, going to a theme park, happy drinking, and so on. But then with everything else I was working on, I just didn’t have enough time to plan anything… well, okay, I didn’t have a humongous budget for it too. Lo and behold a light bulb moment when I thought of just heading to Pinto Art Museum. I’ve been wanting to go there and it just felt so perfect to do so on my special day.
Being that my birthday fell on a weekday, not a lot of my friends would be able to come with. Then again I realized, I only really needed one friend of mine to accompany me, namely my bestest friend in the world. So as her BFF, I talked her (okay, I guilt tripped her) into taking a leave of absence on my birthday and she did!
Suffice it to say, I was happy on my birthday. And saying that is a big thing for me because these past months have been so hard for me–to put things lightly. Pinto Art Museum was really worth the 1 hour-ish drive and the afternoon heat, especially since I spent it laughing and taking pictures with my best friend. And to top it all off, there were just a few people there ’cause it was a weekday. Seriously though, it was a haven for contemporary art lovers. I’m not saying I’m one but I do know how to appreciate a well-curated display.
And if anything, seeing the “Oblivion” installation (the one with the lovers made of wires) up close was more than enough to make the visit so worth my while. I also fell in love with the special exhibit of Eleanor Giron named “Modern Love.” You’ll recognise it in my photos below, you know, the paintings with the rather sexual tone to it.
Get ready for some serious photo dump ahead. Happy 27th to me! Also, this post officially marks the beginning of my “27 Things @ 27” series! 26 more random stuff to go.