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Friday, July 6, 2012  "VERONA YELLOW PERSIAN SET with KOHL BLACK LIP WRAPS" by Dale Chihuly (1999)  "Color is like food for the spirit - plus it's not addictive or fattening." ~ Isaac Mizrahi  SOOC photo, hand blown glass; 15 x 19 x 18 inches  An encounter with Dale Chihuly's works is always a spectacular reminder that glass is not just something to see through or drink out of.   Artist's Statement.........."The Persians started out as a search for new forms. I set up Martin Blank and Robbie Miller in a corner of the hotshop at Pilchuck. I would make large pencil drawings for them with a couple of dozen small forms, and then I would put an X under the ones I wanted them to go for. Over the next year, we made more than 1,000 miniature experimental forms." ~ Dale Chihuly  Thanks for your overwhelmingly kind comments regarding yesterday's photo. I am elated that you are enjoying this series. I'll post a few more Chihuly masterpieces and then I'll post another subject:).  Dale Chihuly's official website is www.chihuly.com  Dale Chihuly: "Recent Works and New Forms" Exhibit" 2012 Talley Dunn Gallery 5020 Tracy Street Dallas, Texas 75205  Oh Happy Friday!  ***#1 photo of the day and all-time***  (photo taken June 29, 2012)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
Hey daily Smugmugger's . . . I need help. I am a user of the website Picnik which helps me with my PP work. This site is going out of business. I own PS4 and can't figure it out. My computer skills are limited. I enjoyed the use of Picnik, because it was so user friendly. Does anyone have any ideas where I should turn to now? I do enjoy PP, any suggestions you can throw my way would be greaty appreciated. Thanks for any input!  Have a great day...
12-3-13  Strathmore
Saturday, July 2, 2011                    "1955 FORD FAIRLANE TOWN SEDAN"  “Vision without execution is just hallucination.” ~ Henry Ford  Here's my very 1st HDR pp image........best viewed in XLarge!!   A special thanks to Lgood's husband Bill (owner of a Ford Fairlane) who stated that this is "a 1955 (maybe a '66) but nearly certain it is a '55."  This multi-colored Ford Fairlane Town Sedan was my favorite in the show. I love the bright colors that changed depending upon the angle from which it was viewed. If you look real close, you will see reflections galore in this one, most notably a red Chevy pickup that was parked beside it.    According to Wikipedia, "The Ford Fairlane was an automobile model sold between 1955 and 1970 by the Ford Motor Company in North America. The name was taken from Henry Ford's estate, Fair Lane, near Dearborn, Michigan. Over time, the name referred to a number of different cars in different classes; the Fairlane was initially a full-size car but became a mid-size car from the 1962 model year. The mid-sized model spawned the Australian-built Fairlane in 1967, although it was considered a large car there." (Reprinted text from here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Fairlane_Americas)   Check out the original here: http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/17330226_SSNF6P#1361726886_85RFQx2.  Your comments regarding my first "major" pp work on yesterday's T-Bird were both inspiring and appreciated. By the way, my hubby and our two sons are the "vintage vehicle/car buffs."   ***#4 photo of the day and all-time***  (photo taken 6/11/2011)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
Sunday, July 28, 2013     "C" is for CHIHLY'S CENTERPIECE CLUSTERS  "I tend to do things on a huge scale because it's exciting. I like to push things in new and different ways," Chihuly said. "My philosophy is: when one is good, a dozen is better." ~ Dale Chihuly  SOOC, uncropped, flash fired  Photo submission for Donna McCommon's "Alphabet Challenge"  We recently took a quick break from our vacation in Arizona and drove to Las Vegas, NV. There have been numerous additions and attractions to the Las Vegas Strip (my favorite being City Center) since my first / last visit in 2006.  Also, I was torn between posting chimes, chocolate, cake, car, or Chihuly - but, of course, Chihuly won!  I've been an admirer of Dale Chihuly's glass art since viewing (at the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library & Museum in Little Rock, AR in 2006) the chandelier that he designed for the Clinton's Millennium Christmas at The White House. A photo of it is here: http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/11041770_4sVsXc#!i=772526419&k=9zCpKh3&lb=1&s=A  Furthermore, it's official name is "Clusters Persians Centerpiece," and it features Persian blown glass elements which are open, disc-like forms with striations (called “body wraps”). I had to quickly "point and shoot" in an effort to avoid people's heads being in the photo; as you can imagine, there were several admirers photographing this work of art. Although the lighting is very limited surrounding Chihuly's glass art, if you get to the area, take the time to peruse the artwork; it is beyond amazing.  Additionally, I must admit that although I prefer uploading and posting my photos in the order which they were taken, I delved into my "Vegas Baby, Vegas" 2013 gallery to post this one for Donna McCommon's "Alphabet Challenge" today. You'll be seeing my Las Vegas photos in future posts, but for now, you can view my complete "Vegas Baby, Vegas" 2013 gallery (minus the photos that are "in the can") here: http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/30144066_H5mkzM#!i=2633507079&k=DfBcTDh  Dale Chihuly's official website is here: www.chihuly.com  As always, I appreciate you taking the time to peruse and comment on my photos.  Finally, be blessed and share the rest!  Bellagio Bellagio Baccarat Lounge (just off the Bellagio lobby) 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV  ***#1 photo of the day and all-time***  (photo taken July, 2013)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
Thursday, July 12, 2012  "CARNIVAL BOAT" with REEDS, MARLINS, and NIIJIMA FLOATS by Dale Chihuly  "The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most." ~ John Ruskin  Color my world - the sheer exuberance of a boat full of party balloons!! Here's a closeup of the boat that was in yesterday's photo. I like fab, but not drab. I LOVE color, and apparently, so does Dale Chihuly. If art is the expression of imagination, then Dale and I both dream in very vivid colors. An encounter with Dale Chihuly's works is always a spectacular reminder that glass is not just something to see through or drink out of.   "Chihuly first filled boats wit his glass elements in Nuutajarvi, Finland during the Chihuly Over Venice project in June 1995. After several days of glassblowing in the hotshop, the team made temporary installations along the Nuutajoki, the river nearby. Chihuly then filled it with Chandelier parts and other glass forms that were blown during the Finland trip." ~ Reprinted text from DA&BG's brochure  Dale Chihuly's official website is www.chihuly.com  Hang in there; tomorrow is Friday!  "Gardens of Glass: Dale Chihuly" 2012  @ A Woman's Garden Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens  Dallas, TX Official website: http://www.dallasarboretum.org/   ***#1 photo of the day and all-time***  (photo taken June 29, 2012)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
July 30, 2009  Tall grasses (landscaping - not the weeds we need to pull ;)  ) by our pool.  The background is the water from the pool.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011  "LINES AND SWIRLS" Abstract  "Bright colours or dark ones, sparkling clarity or misty atmosphere, landscape, still life, portrait - I haven't met a subject, style, or mood yet that can't be portrayed beautifully in pastel."  ~ Dave Beckett  By date, this is my 10th pp creation! Here's a link to the original:  http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/15299231_BkGGq#1188286892_VWMmf  Thanks a million for your shout-outs on yesterday's Valentine's Day post; it landed and remained in the #3 spot. You all really showed me some "love!" Also, I "loved" perusing your beautiful photos!    Have a "Terrific Today," everyone!  ***#1 photo of the day and all time***  (original photo taken 1/23/2011 and pp 2/14/2011)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
7/1/13 - Farewell to Willoughby, our faithful friend and companion for the last 13.5 years.  We loved you so.  Thanks for your comments on my shot of the waterfall in Zion.  Today was a very sad one for us, as we had to put our sweet Willoughby to sleep.
4th year Pic 056 - Jan 09 2012  Water lily  Alibag  (Nov 2011)  I am going to Ahmedabad tomorrow morning for three days and will try and comment when I am free from work and not taking pictures of Frisky, fish, Zazu and my nephew's grandson! If you are wondering who/what Zazu is, well wait till I return! :)  Catch you all properly from Thursday, till then Cheers!
October 10, 2013  Red Mountain - as seen along one of the trails we were riding in Colorado.  According to Wikipedia:  Red Mountain is a set of three peaks in the San Juan Mountains of western Colorado in the United States, about 5 miles south of Ouray. The mountains get their name from the reddish iron ore rocks that cover the surface. Several other peaks in the San Juan Mountains likewise have prominent reddish coloration from iron ore and are also called "Red Mountain".   Nearby Red Mountain Pass is named after Red Mountain, and the ghost town mining camp of Red Mountain Town is located at the foot of the Red Mountains.  Have a "red-letter day today my friends."  Linda
May 9, 2011 - "Lazy Hazy Summer Days"
June 15, 2011-Catnap. Billy seems to be the king of catnaps. Seems his favorite spot is under the trees, in the shade, on top of the tractor cover. Who's better than him? (Day 166:365 @sharkbayte)
Sunday, June 17, 2012  "NECKTIES"  "Neckties satisfy modern man's desire to dress in art." ~ Harry Anderson  "Fathers are the biggest source of strength for a child. The innocent eyes of a child perceive father as the all-powerful, most knowledge, truly affectionate and the most important person in the family. For daughters, fathers are the first men they adore and fall in love with. While for sons, their fathers are the strongest person they know and someone they aspire to emulate. Even for the grownups, fathers are someone whom they look up to for the most experienced and honest advice that is always in the best of our interest. For this great figure in our life that we know as father - it becomes our utmost duty to pay our humblest tribute on the occasion of Father's Day." ~ Reprinted text from here: http://www.fathersdaycelebration.com/tribute-to-father.html  Happy Father's Day to biological and surrogate (one who takes the place of another) fathers, father-figures, Godfathers, and mentors - both natural and spiritual.  Speaking of sports..........Miami Heat will host Oklahoma City Thunder in game 3 of the NBA Finals tonight. The series is now 1 - 1. Go "young guns" of OKC!  I'm appreciative of your comments on yesterday's "Cherry Blossoms" (remix) photo.   Be blessed and share the rest!  ***#1 photo of the day and all time***  (photo taken 4/4/2012)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
Tuesday, July 17, 2012     "AFFECTION"  "Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people."  ~ W.C. Fields  Update: After reading Wilma's comment, I changed the caption from "Bonding" to "Affection." Thanks for the inspiration, Wilma!  I am told that horses are extrememly affectionate and that when a horse gently brings its head even slightly in your direction, it is a sign of affection and acknowledgement.........such was the case here. You all know that I rarerly post "people shots," but I was walking by and spotted this scene and thought, "photo opp and future daily post." I was hoping she wouldn't leave before I was able to get my camera out of its bag and capture the moment.   Thanks for your comments and have a terrific Tuesday.  Rodeo Plaza Fort Worth Stockyards Fort Worth, TX Official website: www.fortworthstockyards.org  ***#2 photo of the day and all-time***  (photo taken June 30, 2012)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
Friday, July 6, 2012

"VERONA YELLOW PERSIAN SET with KOHL BLACK LIP WRAPS" by Dale Chihuly (1999)

"Color is like food for the spirit - plus it's not addictive or fattening." ~ Isaac Mizrahi

SOOC photo, hand blown glass; 15 x 19 x 18 inches

An encounter with Dale Chihuly's works is always a spectacular reminder that glass is not just something to see through or drink out of.

Artist's Statement.........."The Persians started out as a search for new forms. I set up Martin Blank and Robbie Miller in a corner of the hotshop at Pilchuck. I would make large pencil drawings for them with a couple of dozen small forms, and then I would put an X under the ones I wanted them to go for. Over the next year, we made more than 1,000 miniature experimental forms." ~ Dale Chihuly

Thanks for your overwhelmingly kind comments regarding yesterday's photo. I am elated that you are enjoying this series. I'll post a few more Chihuly masterpieces and then I'll post another subject:).

Dale Chihuly's official website is http://www.chihuly.com

Dale Chihuly: "Recent Works and New Forms" Exhibit" 2012
Talley Dunn Gallery
5020 Tracy Street
Dallas, Texas 75205

Oh Happy Friday!

***#1 photo of the day and all-time***

(photo taken June 29, 2012)

My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com

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Friday, July 6, 2012  "VERONA YELLOW PERSIAN SET with KOHL BLACK LIP WRAPS" by Dale Chihuly (1999)  "Color is like food for the spirit - plus it's not addictive or fattening." ~ Isaac Mizrahi  SOOC photo, hand blown glass; 15 x 19 x 18 inches  An encounter with Dale Chihuly's works is always a spectacular reminder that glass is not just something to see through or drink out of.   Artist's Statement.........."The Persians started out as a search for new forms. I set up Martin Blank and Robbie Miller in a corner of the hotshop at Pilchuck. I would make large pencil drawings for them with a couple of dozen small forms, and then I would put an X under the ones I wanted them to go for. Over the next year, we made more than 1,000 miniature experimental forms." ~ Dale Chihuly  Thanks for your overwhelmingly kind comments regarding yesterday's photo. I am elated that you are enjoying this series. I'll post a few more Chihuly masterpieces and then I'll post another subject:).  Dale Chihuly's official website is www.chihuly.com  Dale Chihuly: "Recent Works and New Forms" Exhibit" 2012 Talley Dunn Gallery 5020 Tracy Street Dallas, Texas 75205  Oh Happy Friday!  ***#1 photo of the day and all-time***  (photo taken June 29, 2012)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
Friday, July 6, 2012

"VERONA YELLOW PERSIAN SET with KOHL BLACK LIP WRAPS" by Dale Chihuly (1999)

"Color is like food for the spirit - plus it's not addictive or fattening." ~ Isaac Mizrahi

SOOC photo, hand blown glass; 15 x 19 x 18 inches

An encounter with Dale Chihuly's works is always a spectacular reminder that glass is not just something to see through or drink out of.

Artist's Statement.........."The Persians started out as a search for new forms. I set up Martin Blank and Robbie Miller in a corner of the hotshop at Pilchuck. I would make large pencil drawings for them with a couple of dozen small forms, and then I would put an X under the ones I wanted them to go for. Over the next year, we made more than 1,000 miniature experimental forms." ~ Dale Chihuly

Thanks for your overwhelmingly kind comments regarding yesterday's photo. I am elated that you are enjoying this series. I'll post a few more Chihuly masterpieces and then I'll post another subject:).

Dale Chihuly's official website is http://www.chihuly.com

Dale Chihuly: "Recent Works and New Forms" Exhibit" 2012
Talley Dunn Gallery
5020 Tracy Street
Dallas, Texas 75205

Oh Happy Friday!

***#1 photo of the day and all-time***

(photo taken June 29, 2012)

My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com

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