I'll admit it, I like silk flowers and plants. Sure there's nothing like the real thing but for someone like myself who usually doesn't take very good care of cut flowers (they want water) silk has the benefit of not becoming slimy green pre-compost in the vase in a few weeks. Interesting lighting also interests me. However, putting the two together is a bit strange.
Well, isn't that different.
No glowing flowers came home with me but there was something a bit fascinating about them, like seeing a flower back lit by the sun. (You know, that warm thing we see in the sky in the summer.)
Marenakos Rock Center always has a nice display at the Tacoma show. You may recall that they are the ones who provide, free of charge, all of the rock for the show gardens at the NWFG Show.
It's always a pleasure to chat with glass master Gary Barber of Octopus Studios Stained Glass, who I'd met at the glass shop a few years ago. Gary's work is imaginative and masterful.
In this set of panels, Gary has chosen glass with colors, textures, movement to beautifully suggest elements of the image.
Here, the artist has created new effects by fusing glass to attain his desired look.
It's always a pleasure to see the work of someone with such a variety of skills who really enjoys creating something unique.
Make sure you check out Gary's portfolio to see more of his great use of glass in a wide range of styles from traditional to contemporary.
Thanks to all of the vendors at the Tacoma Home and Garden Show! It's a pleasure to have such a fun event so close to home.