Over at Stratoz: 10 Groundhog Thoughts: Pondering in the Garden of Nutmeg Designs
My question as a child was not about why the sky was blue, but why it could be blue up high, but be invisible by the time it reached the earth. Shouldn’t we be enveloped in blue? I had the pleasure of creating a Blue Skies mosaic bowling ball for the creator of Smiling Blue Skies Art Jewelry, which raises money to find an end to canine cancer.
I’ve had the Irving Berlin standard Blue Skies stuck in my head. I found this lovely version by the jazz duo MINT:
V is for Victoria, BC, and Suzi Beber’s Secret Not so Secret Garden. Although I have never been to this place, I feel part of it, since our Nutmeg Designs art is there, starting with the sign on the garden gate. Suzi made the gate with parts of an old headboard. It is magical.
Her sweetie Tommy made this birdhouse in the back of the house.
Suzi commissioned a mosaic bowling ball, and it travelled all the way from Pennsylvania to Victoria, to a beautiful welcome from the flowers. This is its one year anniversary in the Secret Not So Secret Garden.
Suzi is an artist, and her work blossoms forth in the garden.
Suzi is the founder of the Smiling Blue Skies Cancer Fund to help end canine cancer, in honor of Blues, her Golden Retriever who died of lymphoma in 1991. Blues was a companion to Suzi as she dealt with chronic illness, and the human-animal bond was part of her healing.
Hydrangeas are my favorite flower and Suzi has sent some stunning photos of the ones lucky enough to be in her garden.
I was in Victoria in 1987, and remember the beauty of Vancouver Island. Suzi has added immeasurably to the beauty.
A friend commissioned this gazing ball, using her father’s old bowling ball as the base.
Jump over to Wendy Edsall-Kerwin’s Hammermarks Blog on Wednesday, March 20th, 2013, around 10:00 am EST when the post will be up, to read my mosaic bowling ball guest post
about the process of creating this mosaic.