Botanical Gardens Mixed With Art

It was amazing to see well-kept botanical gardens, displaying multiple plant life, mingled with the arts of glass blowing and Origami. Nature and Art are always a great source of inspiration for our writing.

Hello Friends,

last July I took a trip to the Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus Ohio with my husband, and daughter. It was amazing! I’d like to share some of the photos I took that day, before the weather changes completely. As the colder months draw near we can remember the warmth of summer through photography.

Tropical rooms, desert rooms and a butterfly conservatory –

Decorated with colored glass-work to emphasize the natural beauty of the plants and folded paper art. Origami is displayed beside nature. Small folded colorful cranes hang from the front ceiling. A room is designated to display more intricate folded pieces and mapped instructions hung on the wall for anyone ambitious enough to try the art of folding. Outside there are many paper masterpieces, as well, including three horses. The building is well kept inside and out and we enjoyed an entire day browsing inside and out.

Outside views



The inside foliage ranged from tropical to desert . . .

A favorite of ours was the Butterfly Conservatory

I hope all my writer friends, and those who are curious, enjoy my pictures and are inspired to visit and support your local botanical gardens and wildlife conservatories. If you’re ever in the area stop by  Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus Ohio


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Inspiration From Dali Designs

I experienced the art of Dali

Last week I visited The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg Florida, located on the waterfront near the local university, a peaceful setting boasting blue skies and aqua water. The exhibit inside was a stranger sight with art created by the Spanish son Salvador Dali, who turned into the most sought after surrealist artist of the world.

Even those who haven’t seen his art most probably recognize him with his large mustache and popping eyes ~ he was the master of promotion and used his sense of humor to draw everyone into his world.

His surreal work is known for the melting clocks and watches, his bizarre use of ordinary objects for the unexpected, and samples of his creations were there in the gallery. However there was much more to notice. The way he painted the tiniest details, the cracks, the faces, so much precision in each work. The illusions he created with the canvas, first you see two nuns, then you discover it’s an old woman . . .  He was a genius of the multidimensional technique.

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Even more fortunate, I visited the museum while they had a special display.


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Disney & Dali: Architects of the Imagination

The two men, Dali and Disney, had much in common and both approached life as a canvas for their art.

They enriched the lives of all people with their talents and we owe much to these trail blazers of the modern design world and marketing promotion ideals. Both men took their creativity to new levels, despite the naysayers, and brought forward an honest new approach.

Together they created the movie Destino which was a fantastical film artwork.

Watch it below.

The afternoon was completed by a walk through the maze

Dali left a lasting impression on the way I view things now. Yes he was master of surreal, used 3-D as if he’d invented the dimension, but he offered even more ~ A sense of oneself looking into anther’s view of reference.Dali bench

Immediately after leaving the museum I noticed things I never had before. It’s never too late to learn something new or to see things from a new perspective.

Dali has given me much more than I had ever dreamed. I recommend anyone who has a chance to view any of his work.

Scrutinize it with an open eye.

More about Salvador Dali

Our world designed – by art


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