Thursday, February 14, 2008

Museum of Glass

My mom had a great idea for Anna and me: Museum of Glass!!! We drove for about an hour to Tacoma, where for $8 we saw an exhibit, a live demostration of glass blowing by the famous Lino Tagliapietra, and even made some jewelry with shrinky dinks! Absolutely a fabulous day and it made me feel like I was on a mini vacation. Below are a few pictures:

in front of the museum
museum architecture
one of the Chihuli pieces (love!)
live demo
these are my shrinky dinks before they were shrunk (earrings and pendants: I drew the trees myself)
these are my shrinky dinks before they were shrunk (I copied the design from a book)
x-mas ornaments in the museum store
museum store
Turns out Almond Roca originated in Tacoma! Who knew? Unfortunately, the factory stopped doing tours 20 years ago, but we were able to buy some candy at the factory store: delicious!


The Poor Dispositionist said...

Olga, you drove?

Olga said...

yes, Kamal, as freaking if. My mom and Anna would not let me even touch the driving wheel.