Tuesday, June 20, 2006
This is my little 4" Garden Song piece that I worked on when I was at Turtle Moon Studio with Susan "Lucky" Shie, oh so many years ago. I made the little wheels on the inch work from fimo clay, beaded it, seed stitched it, and laughed all morning long when I was making it.
Wednesday morning finds Hubby and I on the road again! We originally planned on taking the Amtrak to St. Louis, but then we discovered that passenger service has been deemed secondary traffic on the rails, and we could be delayed as long as 10-12 hours. For a 5 hour driving trip, I think not! So, we're heading off before noon to get there by dinner time. Of course, there's a couple of nice little quilt shops along the way, so dinner might be closer to dark time than Hubby thinks:)
So, why are we going to St. Louis?
Dale Chihuly is one of my favorite glass artists. I've seen installations of his at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, at the Monterey Aquarium in Monterey, CA, and surprisingly at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He has two special installations in the United States this year - one in New York and the other in St. Louis. They are both installed in the botanical gardens. What could be better than that? Blown glass and gardens?
Here's a little tickler for you about the installation until I get back Thursday night and post some of my own.