Monday, April 20, 2009

Chihuly at the Phoenix Botanical Garden

Dale Chihuly is a glass sculptor who has a temporary installation at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. We went to see it with friends last weekend. Most of the sculptures were just glass spikes. Boring! I'll share the interesting pieces with you

This sculpture is very intricate

This looks like a giant lollipop!

These spikes are actually cool. see how iridescent they look when the sun shines on them!?

More Spikes

Pretty flower

This was my favorite, a boat full of floats. It reminds me of the beaches of Oregon & Washington all the shops have the glass floats carried over from Japan on the ocean currents. I believe they are/were used to keep fishing nets afloat. most of them are clear glass, but some of them are very pretty and intricate.

Floating blocks of glass. they look like ice burgs don't they?

I love this chandelier it makes me want to curl my hair and dye it blue!

This ones pretty cool too

Giant condoms!

Very pretty and I imagine difficult to do.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Me from A to Z

My Mother-in-Law did this on her blog so I thought I would copy and paste for an easy post:

A - Age: 22

B - Bed size: double, need to get a queen ooh and tempur-pedic!

C - Chore(s) you hate: I hate all chores

D - Dog’s name: Christy, although she lives with my parents in Washington State so I'm not sure she's really mine so much anymore.

E - Essential start-your-day item: Shower

F - Favorite color: Green

G - Gold or Silver: Silver

H - Height: 5’ 3”

I - Instruments you play: Piano & Clarinet although its been awhile so I'm rather rusty on both

J - Job title: Acquisitions Clerk

K - Kid(s): None. Hun, let's keep it that way.

L - Living arrangements: My Husband and I rent a 1100sq ft condo. I should post pics sometime

M- Mom's name: MIL's name = Michele

N - Nicknames: Valkyrie (thus the name of the blog)

O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: Never

P - Pet Peeve: Sticky things

Q - Quote from a movie: "You're a lair and a thief" "I only lied about being a thief" - Ocean's Eleven (2001)

R- Right- or left-handed: Ambidextrous

S - Siblings: Older brother & older sister

T - Time you wake up: 6am

U- Underwear: Victoria's Secret, although I guess its not a secret anymore :)

V - Vegetable you dislike: beets

W - Ways you run late: getting Ben off the computer is impossible!

X - X-rays you’ve had: left ankle

Y - Yummy food you make: zucchini soup

Z - Zoo favorite: Polar Bears!!!

Your turn!