Sunday, September 15, 2013

Quilters would love this

This is my birthday weekend, well, really I celebrate all month but my actual birthday is today. Yesterday, a friend took me to see Philadelphia's Magic Gardens and I loved it. It was the perfect way to celebrate my birthday since I have wanted to go there for a while. It was such a nice surprise since I didn't realize this was our destination.

Isaiah Zagar is the artist who has created this wonderful world of mosaic. It started in one building and then expanded to the lot next door and now it is on various buildings in his neighborhood. It is a wonderful feast for the senses and I think you could go back again and again and keep seeing new things.

We had a wonderful docent and we loved hearing her stories and explanations for some of the things we saw. You can appreciate the art but really understand better when you hear the stories.

Just love the colors and the quirkiness of his work. From what our docent said, he really doesn't start with a plan in mind. Hmmm, how many of us could do that?

"I built this sanctuary to be inhabited by my ideas and my fantasies."

Our last stop was at his front door. Just love his quote which could be seen repeated in many areas of his mosaics.

If you would like to know more about his work and this area, you can go to Philadelphia's Magic Gardens.  Enjoy!

I'm going quilting!


  1. Wonderful way to spend your birthday and beautiful art.
    Happy Birthday!


  2. I had never heard of Magic Gardens but I love the pictures and am inspired to go there. Thank you for sharing this!

  3. Nancy-
    I have never heard of this, but it looks so cool! Happy Belated Birthday!