Monday, April 5, 2010

Spring Break

I took some time off from blogging and creating last week while the kids were out of school. When I was a kid it used to be called "Easter Vacation," for these guys it's "Spring Break," and from year to year it's iffy if it will coincide with Easter at all.
This year was great, they were off the week between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday.
It really felt like Easter Vacation :)

One of the things we did was visit a local art museum.
I'm always drawn to the native american art.

Here are some beautiful cut glass bowls with traditional northwest native motifs:



Here is the one of the bowls in it's entirety:

I think it's a frog.

Shortly after this I was told to put my camera away.
I should have known better.

Anyway, it was a lovely visit to the museum, and a beautiful Easter Vacation.
I hope your Easter Week was special too :)

15 comments:

ooglebloops said...

Those are beautiful!! Glad you managed to get a few photos in before you got "caught"!!!

Teri said...

Who is the artist? Being from the northwest I was wondering if they were Dale Chihuly. My sister studied glass blowing with him years ago at Pilchuck. She actually has one of his signed pieces, which now must be worth a fortune considering how famous he has become. Let me know, if you can. Thanks.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I don't know whether to laugh or cry over this post. Loved the bowl, regardless what few pictures you got.

I don't remember getting a spring break until I got to college. I only remember getting Good Friday off. Sounds like you had more fun during Easter week. Whatever you call it, I'm glad you had fun. See you tomorrow.

La Dolce Vita said...

beautiful bowls! just great color too!

Kimmie said...

Teri- it wasn't Dale Chihuly - although there were a few of his pieces there in another exhibit that was all about the beginnings of Pilchuck. I feel like a very bad person to not have the artists name .... that was very lame of me.

Renee Howell said...

Nice catch with the "illegally snapped photos." Glad they didn't make you erase the photos so we could enjoy them for a bit. Etched glass has such a lovely sound to it. thanks for sharing!!!!

*jean* said...

i have a confession...once we were at the mpls. institute of art and there is this incredible carved tomb on display and i was so drawn to it that i walked right up and touched it...boy, was i embarrassed when the docent chided me in front of my son...i know better but it just happened...i'm glad you got in a couple of shots to share, it's gorgeous!

ale said...

hola kimmie!!!special moments that you share in family...!!!will be always in your hearts!!! a big kiss for all your family and l wish you a very happy and creative week kimmie!!!!!muchos besos!!!!!!!!

Elizabeth said...

I'm sorry that you got busted because those pictures are beautiful. You are one multi-talented artist and woman -- I'm so enjoying visiting both of your blogs for inspiration and wisdom.

Annette Q said...

heheh! Whoops. But am glad you managed to take some pictures to share with us. What beautiful bowls with such curious designs, love it :-)

Terri Kahrs said...

Nothing better than an "illegal" picture, and these are gorgeous! Glad to hear that you had a great break. Hugs, Terri xoxo

Jane said...

What a lovely outing! The artist could have been Preston Singletary. He has an exhibition running at the Museum of Glass which we went to last summer. He is known for his fusion of Native American art concepts with glass.

http://museumofglass.org/exhibitions/preston-singletary/

Kimmie said...

Jane - I think you're exactly right

Chriss Rollins said...

the art work really is gorgeous, between you and patty being asked not to take pics...lol at least you got some for us.

chriss x

ArtGirl/California/United States said...

the bowls are very cool, thanks for sharing the photos. good design ideas. i stumbled on your blog tonight, i love the colors in the artwork in your blog header. you have some lovely artwork here, i'm off to keep looking through your blog!