A Photo a Week Challenge: Glass 4/13/2020

I LOVE Glass…all kinds…always have…fascinated from childhood on…blown away at 5 years old, watching a glass blower make little animals at the San Diego Zoo. Started collecting those animals, one Zoo visit at a time…had 50 or so by the time I reached adolescence…fell in love with Cobalt glass eye cups and medicine bottles (after an eye surgery at 6 years old).

At this writing, my collection of blown glass figurines is packed away so no good photos, but here are tiny samples.

 

An addiction you say? Well, probably. Undeniable proof? The Glass Museum in Tacoma is one of my favorite places on the planet, and the fact that I often give a trip to the museum, or a Glass Blowing class (held in a small local studio) as birthday and Christmas gifts!

My collection has become unmanageable, out of control so I had to put myself on Glass Buying Restriction a few years back…

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crammed into way too small a hutch

 

 

I have combed antique stores, garage sales, swap meets, etc. my whole adult life, and have found some real treasures.

Mostly bottles of all varieties…

But once people who love you, know you have a weakness for something, mine being blue glass, they have a perfect (and easy) way to find gifts for you, so my collection grew from bottles to all things blue.

 

And there have been favorites along the way…too many to show you so I picked these at random

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the tiniest candlestick holders ever!

And this one I thought was an odd candy dish…until I got it home and really looked at it

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It’s actually a “front door”
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If you look closely, you can see hinges and the door handle

 

But really, my favorite use of this Cobalt Collection is designing playgrounds for my BUGS!

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https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2020/04/09/a-photo-a-week-challenge-glass-2/

OneWordSunday Challenge 1-20-19 Blue

Spotted this new challenge but to be honest, it was really just the word. I can barely keep up with all the challenges these days.

But BLUE just popped right out at me.

Hmmm, let’s see. I wonder if I can find any photos in my library of something BLUE

 

 

If math was of more interest to me, I’d spend a day figuring out the actual percentage of pictures I take because of BLUE!!

 

 

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Photo a Week Challenge-Eyes 12/21/18

https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2018/12/21/a-photo-a-week-challenge-eyes/

Try saying NO to these eyes…..

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They have been testing my Grand-mothering will power for almost 16 years!!!

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Anyone else hearing the Guess Who right now???

Photo a Week Challenge: Blue 11/26/18

I know it will seem lazy or like I’m cheating, but I really do want to participate in Nancy’s Challenge. It’s just that I seem to do a LOT of posts on Blue and I’m not sure I can come up with anything new to share.

So here is one I did most recently…and at the end I’ve included several others I did on the topic Blue.

https://chosenperspectives.com/2018/10/18/one-word-sunday-challenge-blue-10-14-18/

I do hope you will check some of the links out and tell me what you think.

Oh Wait! How about THIS??

 

What do you mean, “over kill”?

😜

 

 

 

https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2018/11/22/a-photo-a-week-challenge-blue/

One Word Sunday Challenge: Blue 10/14/18

Can’t really resist this one as I live among as much blue as I can….slightly obsessively, my friends and family might tell you.

It is more than a favorite color. Blue truly affects me, inspires me, moves me to action.

I blame this on childhood.

But for today…Here’s an accidental shot I love, taken with new phone while experimenting with the close up feature. And on the right, what I wrote for a post on Altered Books, my theme being Blue.

I’ve posted on Blue so many times, I will put a short list at the bottom of this post.

Sometimes I tell myself I’m photographing birds or clouds or trees, but it was undoubtedly the Blue that got my attention in the first place.

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By the way, we lie about the rain in the Northwest, to keep the crowds from moving here for the above Blue skies.

Can you guess my favorite flower?

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I will snap a shot of anything Blue that catches my eye! (Can you guess what this is?)

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Even my aging feet in their new Blue sandals will make me grab the camera.

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But the Blue that has the most control over me…seriously, I am helpless around this…are my grandson’s eyes!!

Here are the promised “other posts”. I really do hope you enjoy them. It is just a handful of ones containing BLUE!

https://chosenperspectives.com/category/altered-books/

https://chosenperspectives.com/2017/04/23/earth-for-wpc-41817/

https://chosenperspectives.com/2017/05/31/wordlesswednesday-2-53117/

https://chosenperspectives.com/2016/08/19/chosen-perspectives-on-rare-for-wpc/

https://chosenperspectives.com/2018/08/15/lens-artists-a-photo-a-week-blue/

There! That should keep you busy for a while!!

I sure would love to hear what you think.

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