Tuesday, December 9, 2008

"Sun, Sun, Sun..."

...Here it comes...(Dale Chihuly style!) Now, sing along with me...

"Here comes the Sun...

...Do, do, do, do...

Here comes the sun...

And I say....It's all right...

Da, da da da, da da da, da da daaah..."
"Here Comes The Sun Lyrics"
~George Harrison

And
that was just how my day in paradise began...
47 degrees
when we left home before sunrise
which made a hot chocolate at the patio cafe a real delight.
Then the sun came...aaahhhh!
We savored our hot chocolates as we warmed up our sketchbooks
with some bright and festive poinsettia
before going off
to explore the natural wonders of the Desert Botanical Garden
and the blown glass masterpieces of
Dale Chihuly.
My, did I ever feel blessed this day!
(Click on images to enlarge...amazing detail!)

"May the sun shine all day long,
everything go right and nothing wrong.
May those you love bring love back to you,
and may all the wishes you wish come true!"
~Irish Blessing

12 comments:

winna said...

I'd think that it would take at least a lifetime to make that fantastic tree!!!!!!

Virginia said...

Recently saw the Chihuly exhibit at San Francisco's de Young Museum, and that was spectacular, too...so MUCH glass, including your Here Comes the Sun tribute piece. Inspiring! Keep on enjoying it....

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I feel warm all over just looking at this piece and yes I was singing along with you.

You captured the hues in the glass so well Margaret.

Is that you in the picture Margaret? I have never seen a picture of you?

carolsartblog said...

Stunning - and thanks for including yourself(?) That picture gave me a clue to the size - I imagined them much smaller.

Lisa Reed said...

Here comes the sun indeed, Peg! I am staring and staring at your wonderful composition and cherishing every tiny stroke. Love seeing the exhibit and YOU, too! Thank you for the gift of your post...
hummming along with the music...Lisa

Teri C said...

Wow, that glasswork is unbelieveable!!! Stunning doesn't even describe it.

kazumiwannabe said...

Those pictures are incredible! Love your drawing, too!

Van said...

What fun! I took some photos of his work at Atlanta Botanical Garden and Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh last year. It was interesting see your photos showing it in a different type of environment.

http://flickr.com/photos/vaneramos/sets/72157601666951733/

Stephen Hall said...

Woah! I love that tree! How fantastic - and brings a bit of warmth and light into a very icy and cold Lincolnshire!
My favorite Irish blessing - may you be in heaven half and hour before the devil knows your'e dead!
Keep well :-)

Sandy said...

These were all fantastic photos! Loved each and every one and ohhhh your glass balls are great

Serena said...

OMG! What an amazing glass sculpture....I'm in awe of the complexity in creating such a piece. Can you imagine what care must be taken to set these displays?! I also love the pic of you in front of the display.

Your drawing, as always, is amazing....I love that turqoise pot in the centre!

studio lolo said...

First of all, how wonderful to see the smiling face behind the artist we've all come to love :)

Secondly, wow again!!! I wonder how these get packed and shipped to various sites? Must be quite a feat.