Wednesday, October 13, 2010

"Mushroom Houses"

Charlevoix, Michigan's Hidden Charms -
A number of "Mushroom Houses" built and designed by Earl Young.  Very interesting to see.  All different shapes and sizes.  If you look closely you can see that the roofs are not uniform and from what I have read, the walls are somewhat askew also.   Since I am one who likes "balance" I'm not sure this would be for me, but I WOULD love to be able to go through one or more of them.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Paper Mache Giraffes

Another ArtPrize Entry

My experience with Paper Mache was many years ago in Boy Scouts and our troop thought we had accomplished the impossible winning the "President's Award" for Paper Mache Masks!   The detail on these animals were amazing.   Can you tell I envy those with artistic talent?  

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

An Interesting Windchime..

Do you like/love windchimes?

Grand Rapids, Michigan is conducting it's 2nd Annual ArtPrize and this "old man" was one of the artist's entries....he just blew me away.   I would love, love, love to have him residing in my yard!  Such talent and creativity!   This year there are over 1,700 artists in town.  It is, for me at least, impossible to see all of the exhibits.  But the ones I have seen take one's breath away.   I'm thinking about doing a couple of mosaics to show some of the entries.   If you ever need a destination place this time of year - I highly recommend a few days and wear your most comfortable shoes!