Hmmm, what can I find to shoot for the MarchSquare challenge? I was looking around my house. Ah. Spotted one of the little covered square butter dishes my friend Joanne sent me. With a bit of Irish butter in it. My grandmother’s butter knife.
If you want to check out more squares and squares within squares and circles in squares here’s Becky B’s “It’s Nearly Over” post with lots of links
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!
She asks What do you see though yours? I went back a few years and looked through the archives and there are lots of window images. Car windshields, curio cabinets, subway and train windows, house and downtown office windows, refrigerator and store window displays.
MOMA windows NYC
Squirrel Hill Pittsburgh PA
Through a window- Watching the NYC traffic below
Barbara S doll collection
Reblogged From March 2010 -if you’ve followed since the start, you remember this photograph
Old seltzer bottles, a birdcage, the texture of the wicker, some stained glass at dusk.
J’s front porch with the sun sinking behind. Condensation inside the old glass, the metal tops. Artists usually arrange inanimate objects to create a still-life to paint or draw. This was already there, waiting.
Sparkling and colorful, glowing and shimmering. Beautiful display with candlelight throughout the show.
Thanks for the cool suggestion to head to the Phipps Conservatory after dinner, V. The Winter Lights Garden was magical on this cold and clear winter night, with the moon peeking through. A great train display too, but not many pics of it. We had fun. xxoo
My artist friend J gave me a dozen stems of dried Allium from her garden.
J knew that they’d be great for pictures.
The kids enjoyed arranging them and taking photos of the outer space orbs.
After school I tried putting one into a glass globe my neighbors had given me (minus the crazy centerpiece, which has since been trashed).
The top flower had broken off from the stem but didn’t take away from the dried flower end.
The round glass globe creates some interesting effects in the images. I see that you need to plant bulbs if you want Allium in your garden next Spring.
I’d always wondered what they were when I saw the tall purple alien- looking flowers.
Some of the flowers were gigantic. The stems are called scapes.
And if you want a recipe for scapes, (which aren’t available now but you can plan ahead for next season) check out recipe from Bartolini Kitchens Chicago John’s calling for “6-9 garlic scapes“ or Rufus Food and Spirit Guide for Stir Fry with Chicken, Zucchini and Garlic Scapes
My food blogging friends know allium well. I just didn’t know what they were named. Shot with iPhone.