In the art museum there are 29 imaginary portraits done by Picasso when he was 87 years old. He painted them on corrugated cardboard, and then had them transformed into lithographs by one of France's leading lithographers. The suite of 29 portraits were then sent back to Picasso for correction, the whole process took a year. Something else which I enjoyed very much in the art museum was a collection of stained glass windows obtained from churches on the east coast. They were made in the Tiffany studios.
Our time during these gloomy days is also spent attending the musical jam sessions in the clubhouse of our park. Many of our residents have been in professional musical groups and consequently the musical offerings have been quite good. Sometimes in the jam sessions there are as many as about 30 people playing on a variety of musical instruments as guitars, harmonicas, mandolins, and keyboards. My sister-in-law
Mary Jo joined the group yesterday on her dulcimer. Today we attended a big band jam session in another park. That session featured many brass instruments and was also very entertaining. By Monday the weather should be in the seventies, in the meantime we will just have to look away from the gray skies and enjoy the bright colors of the blooming plants and shrubs which can be found ever where here in the Valley.