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Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuli makes my heart go pitter-patter. No, AdventureMan has nothing to worry about, it is a pure love, a love of great and beautiful pieces of glass spun from this incredible man’s imagination. I want you to go, right now, to this website and take a look at some of this breathtaking creations:
Dale Chihuly
Be sure to wait while the photos on this site change, or you will miss some spectacular pieces. How can anyone give molten glass such spirit?

Here are some pieces I found on display today:

From his biography, you will know that his influence is strongly felt in the great Pacific Northwest:

Influenced by an environment that fostered the blurring of boundaries separating all the arts, as early as 1967 Chihuly was using neon, argon, and blown glass forms to create room-sized installations of organic, freestanding, plantlike imagery. He brought this interdisciplinary approach to the arts to the legendary Pilchuck School in Stanwood, Washington, which he cofounded in 1971 and served as its first artistic director until 1989. Under Chihuly’s guidance, Pilchuck has become a gathering place for international artists with diverse backgrounds. Over the years his studios, which include an old racing shell factory in Seattle called The Boathouse and now buildings in the Ballard section of the city and Tacoma, have become a mecca for artists, collectors, and museum professionals involved in all media.

View a video of some of his spectacular creations here.

August 9, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 8 Comments

Chevy’s Revisited

I told you all about Chevy’s Fresh Mex about a year ago, and since I can’t tell you a whole lot about what I am doing right now, I will tell you more about what we are eating: more Chevy’s Fresh Mex.

Here are my fish tacos, which I ate with Chevy’s fresh made salsa, yummmmmm. Yes, Purg, it is too much food. We don’t eat all of it. Like I only ate the tacos.

My dinner companion had the grilled chicken fajitas – and said that they were also YUMMMMMMMM!

This is not real Mexican food. It is kind of a California-ized kind of Mexican food with a lot of lettuce and really fresh ingredients. It is kind of Mexican-lite. 🙂

August 9, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 7 Comments