Las Meninas

Las Meninas by Diego Velazquez, El Prado Museum, Madrid Spain

I love this painting. As some of you may know, I lived in Madrid, Spain for 4 years as a child (7-11). I was lucky enough to vacation in castles and monasteries. I learned about cultural acceptance and humility at a young age. I learned that all countries have a beauty and culture of their own. And I also gained a wonderful appreciation for art, theatre, and music.

Every year, at least once, I went to El Prado for a class fieldtrip, girl scouts, or because my mother wanted to go. Las Meninas was always my favorite painting. I could sit and start at it for hours and hours. And in a few weeks, I will be able to stare at it every day.

I have been helping a friend prep his parent’s house for sale. There as been a lot of cleaning and discovering fascinating items. And he gifted me several wonderful things including a canvas-mounted print of Las Meninas. I took it to get framed. I know I spent way too much, but this painting holds so much of my heart.

I am looking where in the Hobbit Hole Las Meninas will reside. I can’t wait to share it with everyone.

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