Inniswood Metro Garden

Inniswood Metro Garden is in Westerville Ohio.

It was a beautiful Spring day to explore the park with Laura and Charlie.

Two sisters, Grace and Mary Innis, donated their 37 acre estate and there’s a Sisters’ Garden dedicated to their memory. Either the treehouse or the brick walled Secret Garden might have been Charlie’s favorite place to play.

Looking for pollywogs

One Night in Oslo

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 and Birthday Candles

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Hair in a twist

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Coney Island Ride

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Coney Island Ride, carousel poles, birthday candles. Hair in a twist. Lighthouse in Florida. A gnarled tree.

Glass Bead Artist in Berlin

C70943ED-8D41-4723-A0C6-627DC2F2E2C4You 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.

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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.

 

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Tiny pieces of the Berlin Wall inside a single glass bead

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Once a month dbeads conceptstore hosts concerts. 9A411027-2EEB-4E56-95E6-B359948DF6A9

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Her graphic artist made these bumper stickers with this saying! She gave me a couple to bring home.

658B16B8-8A3B-432D-9AE5-F94D388CEFDCThanks Dagmar for being part of the People at Work Series. She suggested a new project for my next visit to Berlin- Artists at Work!

Xanadu Gallery Hosts a Vibrant Scene

Scottsdale, Arizona. My midwinter break.  Last Thursday night’s Artwalk.

We peeked in the Xanadu Gallery on Main Street and heard Pat Roberts and the Heymakers making vibrant music.

Delicious chocolate brownies and wine served in the back amidst vibrant artwork.

The weekly photo challenge is vibrant.

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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)

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A vibrant scene, Main Street, Scottsdale Arizona.

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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.

 

Weeekly Photo Challenge: Wall

Wall. (s)

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Lego Store New York City

New York City-Coney Island.

Coney Island
Coney Island

Excuses Carson St
Excuses Carson St

Ms. Hendricks wall

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreamy

Michelle W. challenged the WordPress Community this week with the theme DREAMY

I thought it was a real challenge.  (I guess that’s the point of the challenge) Some are easier to find just the right photos in response.

Anna
Anna

Night lIghts at the Columbus Zoo
Night lIghts at the Columbus Zoo

Laura and James
Laura and James

jack at the wedding

Mark and Erika in Virginia
Mark and Erika in Virginia

Highland Park Reservoir
Highland Park Reservoir

Charlotte and Joel
Charlotte and Joel

Michael dreaming on Aunt Mary
Michael dreaming on Aunt Mary

Kaufmann's Clock at Night
Kaufmann’s Clock at Night