Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Really Random Tuesday #62: Mosaics and a Book Winner

I know some of you are still waiting for spring and I don't mean to rub it in, but yesterday was a gorgeous spring day here.  It was so nice out--I had to take a walk.  I strolled around the Arts Center and was inspired to take some pictures with my iPhone.  I love the camera on my iPhone!  I photographed some of the mosaic sculptures by renowned artist  Niki de Saint Phalle.  I have a wonderful book of her work from the Mingei International Museum, Niki de Saint Phalle Insider/Outsider World Inspired Art.

Update, April 2015: Another place to find photos of her work is on Artsy.



Seal eye

Other details

Colorful painted wall
Another wall

I have barely scratched the surface here.  I could've posted more photos; I could've taken a lot more photos.  The iPhone is an incredible, all-in-one phone that's invaluable in numerous ways.  Most of the photos I now use for my blog are iPhone photos.  In fact, I rarely use a regular camera anymore.


Please help me to congratulate Kelly from The Well-Read Redhead.  She's won a copy of The Paradise Guest House, a riveting new novel by author Ellen Sussman. Congratulations, Kelly!  If you didn't win this book giveaway, please take a look at the right side of my blog, where other giveaways are featured.


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  1. Congrats to Kelly, happy reading. The mosiacs are lovely. It looks like you had a colorful walk yesterday.

  2. Congratulations Kelly!

    Those are really neat sculptures. I followed the link, I had ver before heard of her but Niki de Saint Phalle did some very innovative work.

  3. It was gorgeous here yesterday as well. I love the mosaics - outsider art is just wonderful!

    Congratulations Kelly!

  4. Wonderful photos Suko! Glad you got a chance to get out and take them :)

  5. How wonderful are those mosaics, so bright and cheerful, I especially adore the cat.

  6. Beautiful mosiacs. I am also struck by just how green it is by you!! Not too much green grass here in Northeast Wisconsin.

  7. Those are so beautiful & interesting! Thanks for sharing!

  8. We're starting to have great spring weather here too. Finally! The mosaics are beautiful. My dad has done some mosaic work too which I consider a work of art.

  9. Seemed like a perfect sunny day for pictures at the art museum. I do like the mosaics!

  10. I love the mosaics! I particularly love the cat. It's very neat, and the details are amazing! Also, congratulations to your winner! I just got that book, so I am excited that she did too! :)

  11. The details in your photos are so clear. I can see why you love your iPhone.

    I'm still waiting for spring... there's a rumor that it might be here on Sunday.

  12. Wow! Beautiful mosaic sculptures! We have really hot weather here already - and it is so horrible :) I don't think we had spring, lol! Congrats to the winners :)

  13. Wow Suko, those mosaic sculptures are something! I agree, the iPhone camera is pretty amazing. Spring is trying to make its appearance around here too :)

    Congrats to the book winner!

  14. I like a lot, Niki de Saint Phalle works. I saw two of them in Washington DC next years ... and every year in a little town in France - Chateau-Chinon- just near where my parents are living. A small world !


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