Glass Blowing - June 14, 2008

We took a glass blowing workshop at a local Jr. College. Tinky Winky was too flammable to actually heat the glass but found playing with my globes was a lot fun.
Just making simple globes was quite the challenge, sort of like blowing bubble gum, rubbing your stomach, patting your head and walking down the street all at the same time. None of the items difficult but remembering to do them all with equal concentration, takes some practice. The breakage to success ratio about 1:1. At first they were too small, then they looked like elephant man mutants and finally a large, somewhat even globe and the glass was too thin to survive trimming. This is really a craft where it’s much more difficult than it looks!

Fairy Play - June 8, 2008

We visited Forest Lawn Memorial Park for a mosaic class and Tinky Winky was attracted to this whimsical sculpture...TW loves Fairies!Although most of their art work represents some type of Biblical story, I found some that did not. This must be the female equivalent of the “Thinker”. This horn blower is sitting on top of a mermaid. I was finding a lot of beauty in the dead Magnolia leaves.

LA Zoo Critters - June 2, 2008

This week-end Tinky Winky and I took a Botanical tour of the Los Angeles Zoo.
First Big Bear and now L. A., TW is really getting into visiting with stuffed critters.

This is an Alexandria Cycad. Cycads were a dominate plant, 200 million years ago. I always thought cockroaches would out live us all, maybe it will be cycads.
It can be hard to take artistic plant shots with TW helping.

Guess we'll have to return to see the cactus in bloom.