Thursday, December 11, 2008

"I Was Bewitched..."

...by a big boat load of Chihuly's bright, brilliant baubles!



So...
I enhanced my sketchbook with a few of my own...
A Chihuly-esque style endeavor
of the pen and watercolor variety...flipped, of course, to the dark side
for that little extra "somethin' somethin' "!
(Be sure to click on images for an enlarged view)

"Baubles, bangles,
Bright, shiny beads.
Sparkles, spangles,
My heart will sing, sing-a-ling-a,
Wearing baubles, bangles and beads."
~Robert Wright and Chet (George) Forrest-Lyricists

17 comments:

pippasporch said...

Oh Margaret, I have been positively enchanted by your Chihuly's posts! The combination of cacti and glass is something I have never encountered before. And these baubles, wow! Anything round and glassy always manages to thrill me. Love your rendering!

Thank you so much for giving us a window into your world.

*hugs*
(: Pippa

pippasporch said...

PS ~ Love your new profile photo, too! It really brings out that sparkle in you I've come to know!

winna said...

You've certainly got the know how for jeweltones!! Such a treat to see.

Bonny said...

Beautiful, Margaret! In June, Rob and saw this Chihuly Exhibit at the De Young Gallery in San Francisco. It was amazing then, too. But you have a special way of interpreting what you see and it's delightful!!

Kim Saxe said...

Beautiful interpretation. Love his work...and those boat exhibits...love yours too! Now, it would be fun to send Chihuly photos of your work and see how they inspire him...and vice versa...could be an endless loop of work, and I'd love to see it ALL! Thanks for sharing.

marianne said...

Eye candy!
Both the bowl with glass and your mandala!

Anita Davies said...

Margaret your bauble is just amazing...Beautiful work!

Jules said...

Beautiful!!!

Teri C said...

That exhibit is so beautiful and I'm so glad you went and shared all that beauty with us. I can see how much it impressed you also with the reflection in your art!!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I think you captured those baubles in your zenmandala just perfectly.

I think this is the best Chihuly display yet.

sharon said...

mandalas! beautiful!

christine said...

Margaret, both versions are delightful! I love your use of bright colors and fine detail.

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Wow, Margaret--his work AND yours are stunning.

japochine said...

Beautiful, joyful, vibrant colors and patterns, always a feast for the eye and mind.

aiko

Serena said...

I love YOUR bauble, Margaret! How wonderful that you were inspired by Chihuly's work ~ :)

studio lolo said...

Oh, to have been your sidekick!!! You really did capture all the beautiful colors in your sketch. Lovely!!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

OMGoodness! What an absolute feast for the eyes! I can only dream of what it is like to see so much Chihuly AND out of doors too! TFSharing these amazing pics!!! Your resulting artwork is also the bomb ;) We were lucky enough to see Chihuly at the deYoung in SF this summer, we were visiting from the east coast! I am wishing we could come to the dessert :)
Happy Holidays! BTW * I found you on Serena's Dream with the Fishes blog