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Every time I think I will never see a more beautiful piece of art glass, I am surprised by a vision of color, design, and artistic grace. 

My love of Italian Glass, gorgeous objects, and of course all things purple led to this vase coming home with me as a gift to myself. It was a bit pricier than my usual finds, but it was on sale and irresistible. I would probably have bought it anyway, because it’s such a life enhancer to own things that make us happy every time we look at them. 

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This gorgeous video is titled Memories of Paintings. It was created by Thomas Blanchard. I have to say after watching it that he is a very talented and visionary artist. Perhaps unique. I don’t know, because I’ve never seen anything like it before and have no idea how unusual it may be. What I do know is that it is the most innovative, beautiful, and graceful use of paint imaginable. The swoop and swirl, blending, remixing, and changing of colors all set to lovely music make up a visual experience I know I won’t be satisfied to see just once. Amazing art.

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/watch-and-be-hypnotized-by-the-flow-of-moving-paint

It’s easy to overlook what’s right underfoot, until all the beautiful tiny wildflowers start to carpet a spring yard. Here’s what I’ve been  noticing.

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I just love these. They look a bit like miniature pansies.

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This bright, pretty yellow one is great inspiration, since it appears to have managed to push its way up to the light right through the asphalt of the driveway and thrive.

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Here we have my favorite, of course. I don’t see this kind every year, but its almost neon purple always makes me smile when it does pop up.

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At first glance this little beauty is pure white. A really closer look reveals delicate purple striping.

The grass has already been mowed once this year. Before that there was a microscopic jungle of these lovely “weeds”, and more. These are the determined ones that won’t let a minor annoyance like a lawn mower keep them at bay for long.

The most recent addition to my collection of beautiful glass.

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I wander the glass aisle at Goodwill, thumping potential treasures to see if they sound the music of fine crystal, and sometimes something like this wine glass comes home with me for 99 cents.

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In regular daylight it looks lightly golden, as if kissed by sunlight. Angled in artificial light, it seems partially filled with congnac, inviting a sip.

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Against a darker backdrop it looks opaque and other.

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Here it simply shines as a work of art.

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But then….

….but then with the assistance of a mundane flashlight in a dark room, it seems to reflect its own corner of the comos.

A remarkable find that displays the many faces of its beauty, and plays its own music at a simple touch.

Unlike the small bowl I posted about a while back, this is actually Murano Glass. Also unlike the other one, I really am not sure exactly what it’s supposed to be.

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A bit too shallow for an easily usable bowl, it’s certainly not a tray. I’ve thought of using it as a place to casually toss mail, but that would be like using one of those lovely ragged tulips as an ersatz feather duster. I’ve about decided it is simply, deservedly…a piece of glass, liberally swirled through with purple, created to be admired for its beauty, graceful form, and the talent of the distant unnamed artist who crafted it.

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It looks entirely different in different light, with a purple background.

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Detail of a section of the intricate design.