The Knitting Cruise ended Thursday morning and we took a bus to the Kirkenes Airport, dispersing to various destinations. I’m headed to Reykjavík via one night in Oslo. After supper I walked and walked around the city, realizing my time in Oslo is short.
Here’s my night gallery of Oslo.
Coney Island Ride, carousel poles, birthday candles. Hair in a twist. Lighthouse in Florida. A gnarled tree.
You met Dagmar Bruckner and her husband Gunnar yesterday at Kiez Eis blogpost.
Here she is in her gallery/store, just around the corner from the ice cream store.
Dagmar’s first career was Occupational Therapist but about fifteen years ago while living in Brooklyn, she learned how to make glass beads.
She demonstrated the making of a glass bead. The colored glass rods are from Murano, Italy.
She lit her torch and melted the end of the rod to the consistency of honey, turning it all the time onto a metal tool.
Sometimes she uses a mold to form the bead but most of the time she creates each bead by hand without the mold, so they don’t lose the handcrafted touch.
One of her signature creations is –
Tiny pieces of the Berlin Wall inside a single glass bead
Once a month dbeads conceptstore hosts concerts.
Her graphic artist made these bumper stickers with this saying! She gave me a couple to bring home.
Thanks Dagmar for being part of the People at Work Series. She suggested a new project for my next visit to Berlin- Artists at Work!
Scottsdale, Arizona. My midwinter break. Last Thursday night’s Artwalk.
Delicious chocolate brownies and wine served in the back amidst vibrant artwork.
The weekly photo challenge is vibrant.
Xanadu’s show is Diamonds in the Rust- features artist Dave Newman’s new works – painting shown on wall from Thunderbird Series Dave Newman
Musicians are Pat Roberts and the Heymakers. Amanda Lee on bass and Tom “Hacksaw” Coulson on drums. (according the the info I found on their link-hopefully correct)
A vibrant scene, Main Street, Scottsdale Arizona.
I read the fine print and am not allowed to post my photos of artist Bruce Munro’s vibrant Water-Towers, at the Desert Botanical Garden but if you click on this link you can see his perfect photo of his light installation.
Lego Store New York City
New York City-Coney Island.
The suggestion of the WordPress Photo Challenge is to select 12 pictures to sum up the year. As I looked through the folders from this year’s collection and started to pull a few here and there, I remembered what an Art Professor’s comment when he went through my portfolio. “Hmmmm. Peopled or unpeopled?” I was really mixing it up. You know how I love to find the unexpected- reflection, expression or scene.
Photograph what I am eating or where I am at the moment. When I look at this collection I am grateful for a patient and loving family who allows me to capture them in pictures. Like Matthew said at his college graduation, ” This is what my mom does. It’s annoying now, but later you’re glad.”
But my 2012 Pictures are Peopled! I read how some bloggers went to see which images received the most hits and then they would pick from those but some of my biggest hits aren’t from 2012. So this posting is to honor my grown up children’s Pop, who passed last month. As Matthew said to him, “look at all your descendants” when he showed him the photo of them gathered on the stairs.
You’ve seen some of these before if you follow the blog. Thanks for looking and clicking the “like” button or writing a comment this year.
Looking forward to 2013. Happy New Year!