A bit of inspiration

True art is characterized
by an irresistible urge
in the creative artist.
Albert Einstein

Yesterday was a day off for me. How do you achieve that when you are ‘retired’? You create a day where you have no responsibilities for anyone but yourself! I spent the day in Seattle viewing art. It was great. I decided to visit the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit in downtown Seattle. Why I had never been there before, I am not sure. But, I am definitely glad I took the time on this trip.

I thought I would share some of the brilliant displays of color that I found inspirational. The photos are not really edited at all but give a sense of the amazing glass structures that this man creates. Taking the photos was an added bonus as it gave me an opportunity to play with my new camera that I need to develop a fluency in by a trip at the end of the summer. Fortunately, as I entered the exhibit, I spotted a man with a similar Canon and got up my courage to ask him for advice. He was wonderful and helped me set it up so I could capture some images in a challenging lighting situation. I am so grateful for his help!

I also took a few outside in the gardens – it was a brilliantly sunny day in Seattle so the light there was amazing too. This is one of my favorites.

And how could I resist this shot of the Space Needle as I was leaving the exhibit! 🙂

I hope everyone is having a great summer. I am working on several projects and documenting them on my Facebook artist page which you can view here. In my spare time, I am spending some time with one of my dear friends, Taj, who finally consented to stay still long enough for me to catch a selfie with him. 🙂



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  1. These are amazing photos, Judy. They seem to be in 3-D. You’re getting good with your new camera! xo

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