I find my best days are when I visit my daughter and spend time with my grandchildren. These little lovelies can be so sweet and at times jealousy compete for attention.
Saturday Jan 12th, I wanted a grandfather/granddaughter day and took my little artist to the Portland Art Museum’s Japanese Poetry, Art & Culture Weekend.
We went to the Yuki’s Origami demonstration and art making workshop.
Kaylea got right to work on trying her hand at Origami, as did I. It was more difficult than I had thought, but Kaylea persisted and did much better than me but we both needed help from Yuki’s assistant who was very patient and helpful. (I wish I had written down her name, because she deserves kudos)
While we were in the Origami workshop, we missed the Calligraphy performance with Sora Shodo, something I really wanted Kaylea to see, but we did see them cleaning up. I was fascinated by Sora’s inked hands as she rushed around cleaning up and to get her to pause, I asked if I could take a photo of her hands.
Kaylea had her camera ready and also took a photo if Sora’s black inked hands.
Next we walked through out the art exhibit admiring woodblock prints, zen paintings, calligraphy and exquisite porcelain pottery.
Kaylea focused her camera mostly on the porcelain vases and sculptures.
We made a visit to the Museum Store, so many fascinating and artistic souvenirs, jewelry, postcards, books, dolls.
There was one Frida Kahlo doll in particular that caught our eyes, Kaylea took a photo of it, I saw how much she liked it and bought it for her.
We took a brief walk through the contemporary exhibits but the rumbling of our tummies said it was time to get something to eat.
We left the Museum and walked down the park blocks past Abe Lincoln to Shemansky Park taking pictures of Abe and the Shemansky Fountain.
Then entered Southpark Seafood Restaurant to relax and order something to eat. While waiting for our order, I noticed my granddaughter’s image in the water bottle and glasses and couldn’t resist snapping a few photos as she made faces.
Our order arrived and we shared a happy hour burger with fries and topped it off with a dessert order of salted carmel & vanilla gelato scoops, which Kaylea declared with a yummmm and said “that is soooo gooood” and it was.
Then back to the car, and my little sweetheart drifted off into her own imaginations, falling fast asleep, dreaming of the days events.