Thursday, September 27, 2012

Count Down to Italy - 20 hours

Jerry Fresia's Painting
Lake Como, Italy

We arrived in Washington DC yesterday afternoon, we fly out of Dulles tomorrow.  Today
I got picked up by my friend Sandra Hill for" a girls day out".....she had a wonderful
outing planned for me!  We visited the Hillwood Estate Museum & Gardens, this is Marjorie Merriweather Post's home - the legendary heiress.  She was a diplomat, philanthropist, and
collector of mostly Russian Paintings and Decorative Art.  
We also enjoyed a special display "Pret-a-Papier" the exquisite Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave.  
The brochure states Ms. Borchgave is an artist with the unique talent of refashioning historic costumes and dresses as tromp-l"oeil masterpieces out of paper.  Crumpling, pleating, braiding, and 
painting the surface of ordinary paper.  The exhibit more than 25 of her 
interpretations of historical costumes and dresses.

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