Just A Glimpse

Here’s a quick glimpse of a Chihuly to brighten your Tuesday. It’s at the Columbus Museum of Art.

Glass art is lovely and ever changing as the light brightens and dulls. Chihuly is one of my favorite artists for public spaces because I typically like his use of colors and shapes.

This one is really nice and well worth a peek if you’re in the neighborhood.

Favorite Spot

My favorite spot in Columbus, Ohio is right here under this glass ceiling. It’s at Franklin Park Conservatory which I have told you about a few times.

I was there this fall and was glad to spend a little time in this spot, staring up at the pretty glass in all the fun colors. The ceiling was created by renowned artist Dale Chihuly whose work can be found throughout this place.

I have seen people walk through this area without ever looking up. They’re talking or they’re tugging at fidgety youngsters. What a thing to miss!

No matter what, always look up!

Jack Pine’s Pumpkin Patch

This weekend marks the beginning of that painfully short window of time that is the very best of fall. It’s marked by blue skies, moderate temperatures, changing leaves, and the kind of crisp, clean air that makes you think you could live forever.

If we’re lucky, it lasts through mid November here in Ohio but it more likely is cut short around Halloween. So we must use our time wisely and DO ALL THE THINGS while we can!

Last night I went to Jack Pine’s second annual Pumpkin Patch. Jack is a prolific glass blower with local roots and vast experience in his area of expertise. His work stands head and shoulders above most of the glass blowers I’ve seen and it’s a true joy to witness in person.

He started this event last year, an ingenious way to showcase his art in the best possible setting. For real, friends. You haven’t appreciated glass art until you’ve seen it sparkle under the late September sun.


I believe there are some fantastic pictures on my camera but I ran out of time to process pictures. So I’m using phone images to illustrate with the promise we’ll revisit the artsier images later this week.

More than anything, I want to you to consider going if you’re in the area. Learn all about it here! You can also read the story from last year if you wish. Click here for that one.

Go. Check out the pumpkins and work by other artisans. Have some pumpkin ice cream or some other food truck goodies. Sit and enjoy live music. Soak up the glorious first weekend of fall.

I have another adventure planned for today and look forward to reporting back!

Airport Art

Isn’t this pretty?

You see it when departing the John Glenn Columbus International Airport in Columbus, Ohio.

I was dying to get on a shuttle to my car but mosaics always catch my eye. The airport wasn’t at all busy so I had to snap a photo to share since there weren’t a bunch of people behind me.

It’s quite the gateway to our state!

Arts And Pumpkins At Jack Pine Studio

Jack Pine’s Pumpkin Patch was an event that included other artisans and food besides the gorgeous glass pumpkins I showed you last week. Here are a few other pictures from that day.

A pumpkin carver at work.

The pumpkin was huge.

This cool owl made of junk that I wanted but did not buy.

A real pumpkin patch.

And even woodcarvers.

There were lots of neat things to see and buy!