in the center of the Wildflower Bread Company
(click here for a quick link...it's a cool place! )
is a glorious chandelier bouquet of huge glass flowers
wrapped in copper.
This always reminds me of the work of the one and only
(BTW...there will be an exhibition of work by Chihuly
"The Nature of Glass" ( a really awesome link)
at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix
from November 22, 2008-May 31, 2009!!!
I am so excited about this...
as a group of us are planning a special sketch crawl
there in December....WOWZA, eh???!)
Okay...back to my story...
Since I did not have my sketchbook with me today
I managed to do a quick overall sketch
with a scratchy ball point pen
on the back of a store receipt I had in my wallet
all kinds of "codes" for color and shape and form
while slurping my potato cheese soup
nibbling away on a hunk of freshly baked nine-grain bread.
What a delicious mess!
The above images are the "fruits of my labor"...
I think that the one I "flipped" looks really "Chihuly-esque."
When you have only two pennies left in the world,
buy a loaf of bread with one,
and a lily with the other.