Pandora's box

Collected in Laguna

Yesterday I made a quick trip to Laguna to fetch my latest art purchase, La Caja de Pandora by Cecilia Garcia Amaro.

La Caja de Pandora
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Ever since moving in, I have been looking for something suitable for the blank wall in the living room. It's a big wall, so it needed something big and dramatic to occupy the space. Over the years I've come across a few things that seemed good candidates, but on second thoughts I passed them up, waiting for just the right piece. I didn't know what it was, but I knew I would know it when I saw it.

And there it was! While in Laguna, we walked into an art gallery, just browsing around, when a giclée (zhee-CLAY) print screamed out my name. After due deliberation — OK, 2 minutes — I put down a deposit. Two days later, I went back to complete the transaction.

in the van

But how to get it home? It was not going to fit in the Prius, no way, no how. I thought it might fit in the station wagon — until I got home and measured the station wagon. Oops! So yesterday I rented a mini-van and went to fetch it home.

Caja de Pandora meets my people
My people are in a pout over the new arrival

After unwrapping the new objet d'art I made the introductions with my people. They're not taking the new arrival well. In fact, they sniffed loudly and turned their backs. Well, get over it, people!

La caja de Pandora
All together now: Ooooh! Ahhhh!