Tuesday, November 8, 2011

TED!

Guess where I went today? Yep, TEDxPhilly! Pure awesomeness! The central topic was The City and all of the speakers were fascinating in what they are doing or how they view the city.
They event was held in the beautiful, filled with stain glass Temple University Center for the Performing Arts. The below photo is a reflection of the large Broad Street facing stain glass window. It's really overwhelmingly gorgeous!
A simple set....
And Operation Nice was there, encouraging people be nice and meet new people. I did just that over lunch, sitting with a young woman who teaches in Philly.
Cool day with lots of learning. Definitely time well spent!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Dishing Things Out

Recently I went thrifting.... in my friend's garage. She was getting rid of a bunch of things and offered her friends first dibs. I came away with this lovely little silver dish and spoon set. It's just so perfect for after dinner mints. Or black olives. Or some other small little tasty treat. Oh, how I love new treasures!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Glass Class #3

On Wednesday, I went to my third glass class. We were going implosion. Yeah, that sounds super cool to me too. And it is. It's adding color to the clear glass then allowing/making the clear glass swallow it up.
I made this little flower in a clear ball the size of a quarter. It's going to be a gift for my aunt. I think she'll be pleasantly surprised to get a little something.

I also made two "Hershey Kisses." They are a bit smaller but kind of fun.
Next week is the last class. I think we're doing animals again although I might work on something else.....

Friday, November 4, 2011

Autumn Walk at the Arboretum

A lovely fall walk...
A trip to my favorite spots in the arboretum.... my bench, the rose garden, the Buddha, and a sculpture.
Sunshine, falling leaves, and the hum of workers preparing one of my favorite places for the upcoming winter.
Admiring some last blooms before winter.

Oh, what a lovely way to spend a vacation day. I'm so very grateful.