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I have been creating since I was a little girl. I am happy to say that having my own website has opened up a whole new world for me. Trying new mediums is a joy and sometimes a real eye opener. I sell what I create on etsy and my website, someplaceinthyme. If you have questions,please email me at cpeterson72@q.com. I welcome new blog friends and am honored if you find my little piece of heaven interesting enough to follow.

Friday, May 22, 2009


Welcome to Pink Saturday. Lets thank Beverly from How Sweet The Sound for making this all possible. Altho most of my post is not pink, there is one picture of pink glass for you to enjoy. I spent a day this past week at the Desert Botanical Garden enjoying and taking in the beauty of artist Dale Chihuly. His work was so beautiful, that I had to share a small part of it with you. I will also show you more next week as well. The above picture is the first piece you see when you enter the gardens. It's breathtaking and overwhelming as well. Please enjoy.

A close up, I can't imagine how this all gets packed up and shipped out.

This is the gorgeous green glass that you see when you drive into the parking lot.....needless to say, your mouth drops!

This hanging piece of artwork is mesmerizing, it's hard to take your eyes off of it, it's so gorgeous.

Beautiful hues of blues come together is a stunning vision of beauty.

Creamy white and almost alien looking, all the tops are thin and curly.

Shiny pink, thin at the base and bulbous at the top. This artwork is meant to represent the cactus is surrounds.

This view represents three separate pieces of artwork. One is the purple in the back, then there is the shiny pink and finally the silver and green. All handblown, all glass.

Now tell me, who wouldn't want a gorgeous boat load of orbs in their backyard??!! Everyone of them is hand blown and different from the rest. It's incredable.

I can't begin to imagine how many pieces of glass it takes to make something like this so beautiful. There just are no words to explain what seeing this work is like.

And last, but by no means least, is this glass artwork that is called "the moon," so beautiful. Watch next week for some more pictures of this amazing artist.....to be continued.


Debbi said...

that is incredible Char! Thanks for sharing--your photography is great too!

Melly said...

WOW!! How clever and creative!!

Thank you for sharing these beautiful blown glass art works, just gorgeous!

Happy Pink Saturday!

xinex said...

Truly amazing! I can imagine ho beautiful they must be in person....Christine

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Very creative! You have such a pretty blog; I love pink and green together! Happy Pink Saturday and have a wonderful weekend.


Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Pink Saturday ~ I hope you have a great weekend ~ Susan

Betzie said...

What unique art and talent!!
Thanks for sharing! HPS!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Wow, talk about a magical garden. This place looks totally enchanting.

Thank you for your nice words on my post.

Happy Pink Saturday and a very enjoying Memorial Day Weekend.


Anonymous said...

I am very familiar with the work of Dale Chihuly as my daughter is a glass bead artist & studying his art was a passion of hers. I think he is a Glass Artist Genius!!
Thanks for introducing him to people who don't know about his work!!

NicNacManiac said...

Lovely Blog, incredible art.
Enjoy Memorial Day!!
Happy Pink Saturday!!

Shirl said...

Hello , Happy Pink Saturday! Beautiful post! Loved your previous post on tags! I love them too!
Have a great Holiday weekend!
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

The Wrought Iron Gate said...

Isn't Dale Chihuly amazing? I've been a fan for some time. I read that he has a vision disability....which makes his work all the more amazing, don't you think?

Best Wishes,

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh Wow! Oh Wow! His work is amazing! Thanks for sharing!

♥Mimi♥ said...


Wishing you and yours a wonderful family weekend. I will be remembering my father who served in WWII, and praying for all of our military who are in harms' way.

Claudie said...

Hi Char
I had to take a double take on these beauties. What gorgeous blown glass art. WOW
My MIL was a big fan of blown glass, but this would have "blown" her away for sure.
Happy Pink Sat.
Love Claudie

Suzie Button said...

What an enchanting place you're visiting! Wow!! It's really amazing, well, how AMAZING some artists are, isn't it?!!! Happy Pink Saturday! Suzie

Sares said...

I have seen his work before and it is stunning! He is an amazing artist. Thanks for showing these pieces, I haven't seen them.

Happy Pink Saturday and have a great weekend!

Mermaids of the Lake said...

I love that man's work. It is stunning! Happy Pink Saturday and Memorial Day too!

Claudia said...

Gorgeous! Thanks you for showing us all that beautiful glass. Happy Pink Satutday!

Smilingsal said...

Now you KNOW that I'm thinking Blue Monday with all of those beautiful blues!

Schotzy said...

Facinating!Also, I am leaving a little something for you at my blog! Happy weekend!

vickie said...

Thanks so much for sharing this incredible artist's works. Beautiful! Happy Pink Saturday.

Lisa said...

This is really exciting! I just love all the different things that are on Pink Saturday!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

Jenny S said...

This is amazing!! Thank you for sharing! I wish I lived close enough to see it in person!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

OH Char! Thank you SO much for sharing these photographs! We were lucky enough to see the Chihuly exhibit last year on a trip to SF at the deYoung Museum.
His boat of colored spheres looked fantastic, but seeing it out in nature....oh MY!!! What a fantastic installation this must be to see in person!

Sit-N-Chat said...

How pretty and interesting! IT is amazing to see how many ways people can use their creativity. It's just a smidgen of the creativity of our Creator in us. No telling what He has waiting for us in HEaven.

Have a wonderful and meaningful Memorial Day!


caren@kdottiedesigns.com said...

Amazing!!!!! What beautiful pieces of art. I will let you know if I hear from Kris. Please do the same if you hear something.

CC said...

This so very beautiful. Just gorgeous..what a talent he has. Yhank you for sharing..I can't wait to see more. Happy Pink Saturday..have a lovely weekend.

Kris said...

Just beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing with the rest of us bloggers.


Chatelaine said...

Very cool art glass. Sounds like an interesting place to visit.

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for visiting my blog.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! Glassworks, you say? How cool is that. Theu're all amazing. What an excellent way to add in a cactii garden. You must have a blast.


suesueb said...

all these works of art are breath-taking!! thanks for sharing them with us-i'll bet in person it's incredible! thanks for the visit and yes, we have so much fun always! happy wonderful pink week!

Mary said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures. I can't imagine all the time put into these works!

Shirley said...

Amazing! Have a safe and happy holiday week-end.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...


I've long been a huge fan of his ... but this yellow sunburst of glass is nothing short of spectacular!

...and I have to admit, those weird alien blobs with pigs' tails are totally captivating!

Thanks for sharing your day with us!

Susie Jefferson said...

Whooo, simply stunning, Char, I can just imagine what impact it had in real life! I'd hear of Dale, but this is the first time I've seen any of his work. Amazing! Happy Pink Saturday!

Arleen ~ The Tea Room said...

Oh how great! I saw a Chihuly exhibit last year at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. It really is amazing what he does with glass! And now to see his works of art outdoors is really phenomenal. Thank you for sharing these photographs with us, thank you for visiting me at The Tea Room, and Happy Belatede Pink Saturday to you, too! ~Arleen

Lynn said...

That is surreal looking! I can't believe it! It's beautiful, but these art pieces would last about 2 days out here where I live!

Judi said...

These are just beautiful. I love the boat with the coloured gords...just lovely. They are wonderful works of art.
Thank you for sharing

Lisa said...

The lunch box in my post was actually in the childrens stuff for their rooms! I just remembered thats where I found it and why you may not have seen them! Good Luck!
Hugs, Lisa

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Char; Wow so much eye candy to look at... Love your photos. Thanks for sharing them...

Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend.


Leann said...

Oh my gosh, I've never seen anything like it. The time and imagination these pieces must have taken - unbelievable!

Thanks soo much for sharing and thanks for stopping by my little corner!


black eyed susans kitchen said...

Thank you so much for this post! I saw some of his work, many years ago at Grounds for Sculpture in NJ. I was fascinated. The pieces in the garden are just fantastic. Your photos are terrific and I clicked on each one to enlarge. This is just wonderful and I hope you won't mine if I mention your blog and send some of my readers your way.
♥, Susan

Terri said...

Very cool. Thanks for stopping by my blog and welcoming me to Pink Saturday too. Hope you had a good one.

peppermint said...

I've always been an admirer of Dale Chihuly's work. Thanks for sharing your pictures. Happy Pink Saturday!

Jade Creative said...

Wow, ingenius artist.
Have a wonderful day!

dana said...

What amazing pieces of art! Your photos were great--I can't imagine how wonderful it would be to see the items in real life!! happy Pink Saturday!! Dana

Fifi Flowers said...

GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for sharing!

gail said...

HI char,,, I have to get over there. Someone told me about this exhibit. The pictures are breath taking!!! I love them all but the first one and the blue one are fabulous!
Happy creating,, (()) gail

Lara said...

amazing shapes! so creative!

Susan from The T-Cozy said...


Such beautiful photos! Thanks for your Pink Saturday visit to The T-Cozy.

Warm regards,


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What beautiful pics you were able to share with us. Looks like you had an amazing time! Great Artist!!

Angelic Accents

Beansieleigh said...

Wow.. Now THAT'S a "blue moon" if ever I saw one!! Happy Pink Saturday, and hope you're having a wonderful week!

Cathy said...


OMG these are 2DIE4. Absolutely amazing. What beautiful blown glass. I've never seen anything like it.

Thanks for sharing.