Did I Bring You Something? Yes.
I just got back from a little vacation – I saw things that reminded me of y’all, so here are your virtual souvenirs:
For Pia, who likes buttons and unusual ideas:
For Trophos, who likes the classics and pop culture:
For Elizabeth, who is working on a Green Man tapestry:
For Lisa, who made me think about capturing a story wherever I am:
For Kerry, who loves vintage linens:
And for everyone else who loves working with textiles:
Or at least art:
And for anyone looking for autumn decoration ideas:
Care to guess where I was?
Las Vegas! Amiright?
And I didn’t even have to post the bonus hint of my picture with Elvis! 🙂
What triggered my memory was the HUGE and fabulous pumpkin displays. We were there just before Thanksgiving in 2011, and they had already switched all the decorations to Christmas. But the type of design was the same — fantastical! FUN. (I don’t need to go there again, but not sorry I went once. 🙂 )
Me either – we went a few years ago to see it one time. I had enough fun that when this trip came up, and friends of ours were going too, I was willing to go again, and I had lots of fun again. But I would rather go to someplace I haven’t been before.
I vote for Las Vegas too and thanks for thinking of me. 😉
Loved them all but especially the “Open Window” picture; thanks for taking us along.
That is my favorite too. Well, except for the Chihuly statue. I was lucky to see an exhibit about women artists, with paintings from the Boston Museum of Art! I love it when I get two cities’ artwork for the price of one!
Oh man…..I guess I shoudda known 🙂 My fave is the Open Window also thank you.
What was the green man made of anyway……………
I think it is some sort of plaster or resin – it is in the Bellagio Conservatory, and they also have a giant talking tree that welcomes the visitors.
HA HA like the Ents?
Only without the wisdom, just a repetitious greeting and some animatronic eye-rolling. 🙂
I love The Open Window. Just looking at it makes me feel a connection.It’s hard to describe but I think about you and the talent you have with various handworks that have been passed down through so many generations. It pleases me greatly.
It is a beautiful painting, and I’m so glad the artist showed someone at regular “woman’s work”. And I think that the audio information about the painting said it may be a self-portrait!
Thanks for sharing your trip with us!
Lady at the window looks rather more content than the one I portrayed last week, LOL.
Incidentally I have a sewing machine just like that!
Me too, only with a smaller sewing table.
That’s true, she doesn’t look like she ever has problems with her bobbin tension! 🙂
I love my present! Thanks for thinking of me–I’d like that sign, to hang over my ironing board! Was the women artists show also in Boston earlier this year? It seems to me I saw something like that there? The Chihuly is amazing–did you know he’s legally blind?
The Happy Shirt neon sign was used for a laundry shop – it was designed by the owner’s daughter, and it is at the Neon Museum.
The whole exhibit of women artists was from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and I was lucky to see it one day before it closed! It was at Bellagio and I saw a great exhibit of Monet paintings there on my previous trip.
Bellagio also has a whole Chihuly shop, with some of his glass works and some of his works on paper. They have done a wonderful job with books and DVDs of his work. I had such a hard time deciding but I limited myself to the 2015 planner. I did not know about his being legally blind! I find the range of his work so inspiring.
Thank you sharing these wonderful images – especially the Green Man sculpture.
It was amazing! It is in the Bellagio Conservatory.
I thought the expression on his face was really amazing – warm and welcoming.
Yes, so many I looked at for inspiration looked mean and manacing. He looks really friendly.