“Everybody must have a fantasy.” – Andy Warhol

I’ve been volunteering at my kids’ school helping their art teacher put up the art work the kids worked so hard on for the school’s Art Show inspired by Andy Warhol. This is my first time helping with something like this and didn’t realize what I got myself into. There’s so much to do, but can’t wait to see it all come together! I’ll have to remember to post some pictures from the art show.

The Art Institute of Chicago hosted an Andy Warhol exhibit – Andy Warhol from A to B and Back Again. This exhibit would be the first major retrospective organized by a US institution in 30 years. So this was kind of a big deal! My daughter really wanted to see this exhibit. Luckily the kids had no school this past Monday because this week is actually its closing week. Thank goodness one of the other mom’s who was volunteering with me mentioned that it was ending this week! We would have been pretty bummed to have missed it. We had a feeling that it would be busy, but I’m so glad we were able to see it. Here’s a few pictures I took during our visit –

I really enjoyed taking my daughter to this. As we walked through the exhibit, she could have easily been a docent there. She taught me all the things she learned about Andy Warhol, pointing out his artwork, informing me of his most popular pieces. Apparently, the Campbell Soup piece is one of his most popular works of art because no one was allowed to photograph it. There was even security standing right next to it enforcing that rule. Crazy!

My daughter’s favorite art piece was Flowers. This is the piece her and her class recreated for the art show. I can’t wait to see hers. Here’s a picture of her in front of Andy Warhol’s Flowers at The Art Institute of Chicago

This was the only exhibit we saw while we were there. Again, it was a pretty busy day. We just wanted to escape the crowds once we reached the end. I’ve only really gone there as a chaperone for my kids’ field trips and then again this past Monday. Maybe I’ll go visit on a less busier day to check out their other exhibits with my husband while the kids are in school. I have a list of other places around the city that I want to go visit sans kids so that I can fully take in what it has to offer. I love my kids, but let’s keep it real, they can be a bit exhausting and extremely demanding when it comes to wanting to do the things they want. As parents, to lessen the stress while we are out, we oblige. But at the end of the day, it fills our hearts because they got to do what they wanted which made them happy and in turn satisfies us. Such is life.

Anyways, I immediately downloaded the PopArt FX app on my iPhone when we got home and turned our selfies into PopArt. They came out pretty cool. I can’t wait to have them printed so that I can display them somewhere in my house. I’m seriously running out of walls to hang things on. So I might do some redecorating in the next month or so. I’m trying to go for a more minimalist approach nowadays. I might need to channel Maria Kondo and slowly let things go. All this clutter is not bringing me joy.

I have such a long list of things I want to do to the house, but very few options in doing them since we are only renting at the moment. What are your tips and tricks for decorating and keeping things organized? Would love to hear your ideas! Drop them in the comments below.

In the meantime, I’ll be on pinterest creating a dream board for my future house.

sincerely, Mitzelle

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  1. Looks awesome! I know very little about aren’t, but genuinely believe it’s important in our society, and especially for children overall. I didn’t read your last blog (very busy), but, again, this is yet another great one.

    1. Thanks John! I really appreciate your support! I always get so nervous when I hit publish, but it makes me so happy to hear from my readers. I don’t know much about art either, but sure did learn a lot from my daughter! It was a great experience. 🙂

  2. FYI: Admission to the Art Institute of Chicago is free to Illinois residents every Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

    Kids are always free!

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