I attended the National Art Education Association convention in Fort Worth, Texas this last week. The best part of the trip was visiting Museum of Modern Art Fort Worth. I saw Jenny Holtzer, Rothko, Sol LeWitt, Ellsworth Kelly, Donald Judd, the Bechers, Sally Mann, Albers and so many more amazing works! Sometimes I wonder if I have it in me to teach art, and then I see great art and my body gets all silly and I just want to be a part of it in any way that I can. The other great part of the trip was late night pillow talk with my roommates. we laughed. we cried. it was very much needed.
Though the trip was a success, I don't really feel like I can say I've been to Texas. My entire stay was within a 4 block radius that pretty much felt like an outdoor mall. I didn't hear nearly as many "y'alls" as I hoped, nor did I have any beef (my vegan habits carry strong) so it doesn't really count. Brandon served an LDS mission in Fort Worth for 2 years, so next time I visit, I'm bringing him along as my personal tour guide ;)