Posts Tagged ‘Non-fiber art’

Tropical Flowers

Of course, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden featured not only art glass, but many beautiful and exotic plants throughout its 83 acres.  Here are a few favorite shots from our visit. Click on any image for a larger view Isn’t this orchid gorgeous? Don’t tropical plants have a lot of attitude?  Just look at the shape […]

Chihuly’s Citron

More photos from our visit to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, in Coral Gables, FL, featuring the art glass of Dale Chihuly.  This sculpture is called “Citron.”  Partially hidden by trees, it was hard to get a clear shot of it.  This one is looking up the hill. Click any image for a larger view And some […]

Do Birds Like Glass Art?

While photographing the glass sculptures at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, I happened to capture a snowy egret coming to investigate. Click any image for a larger view He gave it a close inspection, looking for food, I’m guessing. When he didn’t find it he curled his long neck in,  hunched up his “shoulders” and  I think […]

Pretty Painted Pumpkins

My sister and I had great fun painting pumpkins.  The instructions said to first paint them all over in pastel colors.  But, I had to mix things up a little. Click any image for a larger view Next, we used squirt paint – the kind designed for t-shirts – and doodled all over the top of them.  […]

Girl with a Red Bucket

Don’t you just love this painting?  It’s by Jini James and I just bought it.  Woohoo! It looks great in my living room.  The colors really pop against the brown walls. Jini has many more wonderful pieces on her website.  I hope you’ll check them out. Ellen Lindner

Blue Chairs

I recently updated an antique chair that I inherited from my grandmother.  Many years ago I tried something similar with this same chair and painted it glossy black.  What a mess.  Every little drip and uneven spot was magnified by the glossiness and it looked terrible!  So, the first thing I had to do was […]

Preparing to Play

I’ll soon be spending some time with my teenage nieces, as well as other extended family members.  Since these girls like art projects as much as I do, I’ve gathered a few supplies, so we can have “art camp!” Check out these cool little bird houses.  Won’t they be fun to paint? I’ll bet my […]

Could This Be My Best Christmas Gift Ever?

My mom rocks!  She sent me a box of greenery cuttings from the family farm, in Virginia.  Not only that, she included a container, floral foam, and all the supplies I needed to create an arrangement.  A big bow, too.  How cool is that? Click any image for a larger view I gleefully unpacked Magnolia […]

Modern Art at “The Met”

This huge undulating piece was very interesting.  It’s wall sized, with a lot of folds and wrinkles. Click any image for a larger view. It’s made out of…well, I’m not sure.  Bottle tops?  Something like that.  I’m sorry that I didn’t record the artist. Chuck Close’s portrait, Lucas was also huge – and very compelling. […]

New York Metropolitan Museum of Art

If you ever get a chance to visit this museum, you simply MUST!  Even if you’re not a big art fan.  It includes huge Egyptian buildings, vignettes of American furniture, sculptures, impressionist art by “the biggies,” unusual contemporary art, suits of armor, and much more.  No wonder it’s the most visited attraction in the city! […]