Last weekend we went to Seattle – drove down Island to Victoria and hopped on the Clipper.
It was a wonderful weekend shared with good friends and included lots of shopping, fun, laughter and food.
We went to Seattle Mariner games – one for me – two for my husband. Visited the Pike Street Market – what an incredible place; shopped at Macy’s – me – not my husband – and generally had a wonderful time.
It is amazing how much can be fit into only three days!
The highlight for me was the Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit. The exhibit was housed in an exhibition hall, glasshouse and gardens outside and below the space needle. In the next few blog postings I will take you through each room as I experienced them.
The Northwest Room was actually the second room. The first was the Neon Glass Forest – it did not translate well in pictures. Not my pictures at any rate!
Northwest room – a slab of 6 inch Cedar, only about 18 inches off the floor, 20 inches wide and about fifteen feet long – covered in glass vessels. Some inside each other, some beside each other – all in glowing golden glass. Behind the plank – a wall of woven blankets in a rainbow of colours. Beside the plank – shelves of more glowing golden glass vessels with cedar baskets intermixed.
The Northwest is known for its many shades of grey – grey skies, grey-green trees and grey-blue ocean predominate many artists views of the Northwest. But here was a new vision – light filled and glowing gold like the heart of the cedar plank. I was stunned and seduced.
Late last summer I wrote about glass, stained glass – colour and light combined – Seduction by glowing, coloured glass. The seduction is complete. I will never look at colour in the same way again.
Monday evening was the photo session for Yippie Ki Yi Yea! Tamera and I went to the bottom of the hill and took many photographs. We were both happy with the results. I am having a hard time picking the best shots for the pattern though!
Number 48 is gone, Number 22 remains, waiting for the right project. I also need to collect more 24K delica’s – nothing else will do!
The Celtic Fichu is about 2/3rd’s done. The first side is finished (except for a small bit of grafting). The second side will go faster now that the decisions have been made and the pattern laid out!
Seduced by Glass and Knitting