Don't drink from these birdbaths though.
I loved the spring theme with hyacinth's perfume wafting through the building, hidden eggs, birdbaths to welcome birds who've just returned from the South.
Hope they brought some Southern Food for me!
He makes statement art. Mostly 2-D paintings. Also installations. He was quiet and excited to share his artistic process and vision with me. He only shared images on his phone so I can't show you.
Meaning driven, he starts with a word, or a passion, or a thought and builds somewhat abstract pieces that are representational enough to recognize.
He is very disturbed by gun violence and intolerance among people today. He obviously shares his statement when sharing beautiful art.
He works from within, then shows it through exhibits. I'd love to know how a neat-nik and a messy artist find tolerance within the same space!!
This was one of the three things I wanted to take home. The color was brilliant in person, blue to turquoise, a water fountain that quietly made it's own statement.
The next one was loud! Loud and beautiful, and I can hardly imagine it in the tiny yards here, but it would make a wonderful haven wouldn't it?
|The artwork was metal, for outdoors!|
I saw this murphy bed for your poodles...
Time for dinner? This company makes very unusual tables. Note the legs. They will take down your tree, slice it and make a table for you with it.
After all that you might like a shower.
I loved this towel rack.
One might need a large home to hold this and I'd love that. Not likely but a girl can dream.
There was a lot of dreaming and wishing here.
The other item I wanted was an enormous umbrella with inner lights, free standing, and tilting for the back yard.
It was one of those rare discussions where both people totally get the other, and are excited to talk.
He said his studio is messy (yea!) and he is often driven by ideas. I asked how he came to create the cloud glass sculptures (it's blown glass) and he said over time, after making a number of mountain glass pieces he thought where could he go next.
Like me he knows it's easier to change direction if you're moving than from standing still, so he is a strong believer in making stuff. He was so smart to say there is no waste.
No time nor materials are ever wasted in the process as each movement takes you toward another grand idea. Each new discovery is on the heels of experiment and play. A piece is not wasted... it may not sell or be popular but it took you to the next piece.
|Look at the lovely colors blended along the edge.|
Imagine! You'd never again have to listen to the inner critic telling you you're wasting your time and materials on a piece!
He built an enormous sound system right in the middle of his studio as he loves to sing and listen to music. He said it changed his world. He loves to go to work! The music lifts his mind to the process.
|gardeners gave out lots of seeds including pencils full of them!|
|first thing grabbed was a new yardstick!|
We bought cheese curds. I spun the wheel and got $5 off these cool leggings...
|Lookie at the pile of cool tote bags in the back|
Great to see my husband having a good time, talking to people, scarfing up toys, finding tidbits I'd like like candy.
Wish you were there!
Our World Tuesday