I've known Judi for several years now, since she had me make some fused glass for some of her work. Her style has changed since then and she no longer uses glass. Fortunately our friendship has continued and I get to see her beautiful garden and gorgeous work occasionally. See previous posts here. Here are some shots from our most recent visit a few weeks ago:
I never tire of looking at these bursts of color. Each one is unique and contains lots of surprises to discover.
Kalmia latifolia is beautiful in bloom but even more spectacular in bud!
Judi's deciduous azaleas were in full and fragrant bloom, an olfactory treat I hadn't experienced in her garden before. It was tempting to simply stay here and become intoxicated by the fragrance but there was so much more to see!
A sphere by James King. This is where I
stole the idea was inspired to emulate the effect.
One of Judi's new pieces of bling that she calls Pinky. It's placed so that she can see it from inside her house.
Judi and her assistant pose with Pinky.
You may remember some of these pieces from previous posts. Seeing them always thrills me.
Her creatures are way cool!
This one was a gift and made by someone else. Isn't it sweet?
Doesn't every garden need one of these?
Raw materials. I'd no idea that these are now in high demand by collectors. I still have quite a few of them found at thrift stores for five bucks a bunch. Some colors are so unusual that people are bidding hundreds of dollars for a bunch. Really? It's resin folks. (Retro resin!) Thinking that we certainly have the technology to make these things in modern times, I found this you tube instructional video. I'm seeing a fun craft for summer! Written directions here.
Candy! Well at least eye candy.
New little guy in progress.
Will it pass inspection by the assistant?
Aren't they cool? They can be used as ornamental mulch for potted plants.
Thank you, Judi, for another fun visit and for the gorgeous gift! Wasn't it nice of Tom to dress to match? (Photo by Judi Hook and used with her permission.)
Happy weekend everyone!