Of the Beaten Path: The Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, California

If you are in Santa Ana, the Bowers Museum is well worth a visit. It’s original collection from the early 20th century focused on the early history of Southern California. Additional space has allowed for a broader scope.

The Gemstone Carvings: The Masterworks of Harold van Pelt exhibit was fascinating. Twenty carved gemstones spill out of a carved faceted quartz egg.

Izok is a hollow, life-sized human skull. The original quartz crystal weighed 250 pounds. The finished piece, which is in two parts with a hinged jaw, weighs 6.5 pounds.

Amethyst cup with 24 flutes.

Van Pelt and his wife are also well known mineral photographers.

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Final Vows

Bride of Christ, “Hyménée” Wedding Dress, 2018, House of Dio, Marc Bohan, original design 1961, Dior Heritage Collection, Heavenly Bodies,The Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York

Displayed in The Cloisters as part of the Heavenly Bodies exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The dress is from the House of Dior’s Dior Heritage Collection:  “Hyménée” Wedding Dress, 2018, Marc Bohan, original design 1961.

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Tools

Tools of the Trade

Shoemaker’s Shop , Den Gamble By (Old Town), Aarhus, Denmark

 

Join Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Tools

Angel Wings

Midnight Angel

Midnight Angel, featuring “Madonna” ensemble, House of Dior, 205/06, fashion designed by John Galliano.

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Color Your World 2017: Eggplant

Eggplant Gallery

Gallery, Musee d’ Orsay, Paris, France

Jennifer’s 2017 Color Your World Challenge: Eggplant

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