Saturday, January 10, 2009

Winter Travels

I spent this Christmas and New Years with my mom and my sisters and their families in Washington. Thanks to Margaret who posted about a great display in Arizon of Dale Chihuly glass, we found an installation of his work in Tacoma, WA. Dale is from Tacoma and there is a lot of his work around the city. We also visited the Museum of Glass in Tacoma and were happy we had made the trip.
Eight of us ventured out early for the two hour ride to Tacoma. The Seymour Botanical Conservatory in Wright Park was host to many wonderful pieces of Chihuly Glass. Planted among the beautiful plants were spectacular colorful blown glass pieces. With the sun shining through the glass of the greenhouse, the sight was truely breath taking.
The next day my sister, Lynette, and I met up with our friend, Sydney, from a previous sketching trip. We went to the Portland Art Museum and spent some time in the Native Art Exhibit. The mask were fabulous and more than a little bit scarry.
I have always been intrigued by the Kochina carvings. Their wonderful shapes and designs are very spiritual for me. And who wouldn't want a Hopi Dance Wand! After sketching we went for, you got it, lunch! It was a great way to spend a very cold day and fun to visit and sketch with Sydney again.
Robert Bateman Sketchbook
Pen and Watercolor


john.p said...

Capture of a great day! The sketch crawl approach looks like a neat way to encounter art work. I also liked Margaret's posting of Dale Chihuly's work in Santa Fe. I went to his website and found great videos to show what he does. So, did you add the color while still in the museum?

Margaret Ann said...

YESSS! Another sketching trip...You delight me so with your work...these pages are so much fun...Again thanks for taking us all along oin your sketchbook!
I am also so veryglad you got to see some of Chihuly's work in person...WooHoo Deborah!

Anonymous said...

How fun to see our sketch trip on your Blog. It was a great day and so fun to be sharing it with you and Lynette!