Winter...

Oh it's cold and we're all so tired of snow aren't we? Unless you're one of those lucky folks who live in warmer climates, this winter has probably got you feeling....cold? Crabby? Just a little bit HEEEEERE'S JOHNNY!

I'm right there with you. Its a slow time of year for me and it's so easy to get into a sort of grey funk, as I nest on the couch watching Law and Order SVU re-runs and dreaming of spring...

So when my friend Elita suggested a day trip to Brooklyn to see the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit at the Brooklyn museum I leaped at the chance.  I've been a fan of Gaultier since high school, when I aspired to be a fashion designer, and I drooled over his wardrobing in "The Cook the Thief his Wife and her Lover" I adored his punk influences and styling. So the exhibit celebrating his career was a real treat. His work is so incredible, the level of attention to detail, from tucks and pleats to construction and fabric choices and mood...the addition of video and photography really rounded out the exhibit. I left feeling so inspired.

So if you're feeling a little housebound and glum, I suggest getting out and seeing some art, go to the theater! even local creative markets like Crompton Collective in Worcester MA - you don't need to travel far, there are tons of galleries and small museums dotted all over the suburbs - get yourself on Google and see what your community has to offer!