I love the weeks that I burn creative energy constantly. Even with work and home and many other things to do, finding that last bit of time each day to make things is so wonderful. In the last two weeks I've made over fifty new pieces and I am working on photographing(as well as organizing the mess that I made)them. Some ones I adore~
I recently went to Miami and Miami Beach for a summer vacation. It was a really good time. I enjoyed myself quite a bit. There are so many beautiful places to visit in the area.
One of my favorite things I got to do was to visit the beautiful and awe inspiring Vizcaya. This gorgeous, historical house is something out of a fairy tale. Each individual room as eye catching and detailed as the last. I could not take pictures of the rooms, disappointingly. BUT I took pictures of the perfect and dream like gardens of this astonishing place. It was a trip to another world right here in our world. I also loved the recently remodeled gift shop and cafe. They had little gourmet treats and everything you could imagine with a beautiful mermaid on it.
I took so many pictures at the Chicago Botanic Garden I left out a group of ones I want to share. They are some of the many, many Bonsai trees that were on display there. These little trees amaze me and I really would like to have one someday. They require a lot of care and when I have more free time, I'm going to get one.
I've mentioned before that I've been to Chicago about a dozen or so times. Each time I go besides visiting some old favorites, I try somewhere new. This time my new place was the Chicago Botanic Garden. And the way to describe it? WOW! I spent an entire day here and didn't see all of it. It was absolutely gorgeous, filled with one breathtaking sight and scent after another. Girly side note: the gift shop was DELIGHTFUL, I loved it and bought the cutest gifts for friends and myself a purple rose wristlet.
My third visit to one of my favorite places and art museums. Many of the world's most famous pieces reside in the Windy City. If you have a day free when in Chicago and you love art, you should make it a priority to spend the day at The Art Institute of Chicago.