smalls are done for artwalk 2014.
the California Poppies is a copied piece, the original artist I cannot track down. For whatever reason, google image search doesn’t work on my computer…
Happy belated New Year, lol. I have been very absent from this page for far too long. Life gets in the way of life, and i was focused on other things. 2015 was an eventful year, full of new experiences, travel and growth. I’m hoping 2016 will be a little less of a rollercoaster, while incorporating some travel and personal growth.
In my glass practice I had one more commission last year, after saying the tree was my last. It was a new twist on a popular piece, Dragonflies in Grass. It needed to fit a 20×30 window, and have a horizontal layout. i like the new orientation quite a bit. i’m thinking of playing with the design for a later project, adding in some other denizens of the insect world; ladybug, preying mantis… that kind of thing.
It was a treat to be able to work on this piece in a large size. Nice big pieces for cutting and grinding, lol.
Here it is in place. Looks great, and it’s so gratifying to be able to see it hung in it’s new home. Thank you ES for the opportunity to create a lovely window for you.
And today, the final commission is done. Now to take a break for a bit. To work on my own projects. Get some smalls done for Christmas. This one is heading off to Michigan, to grace an upstairs window in a little house in Yspilanti. Bye bye, beautiful tree…
without further ado…
This has been in process for a year, I believe. Possibly more. I began the pattern at the end of last year. The main problem, for me, with patterns, is that I must be in the perfect frame of mind for it. I can’t force it at all. I’ll do some drawing for a time, it’ll be flowing well, and then boom! The creative juices evaporate. It took about 6 weeks to finalize the pattern. And even then, I changed it once I began glass selection.
This piece was derived from the clients’ fave photo of their beloved Corgis, on the bank of the Rogue River in Oregon. The young lady on the left is Lola, my favorite dog in the world. (I’m a cat person, so that’s some heavy, treasonous words to lay down). She’s laying at my feet as I type, waiting semi-patiently for frisbee time.
I am hoping that a certain someone doesn’t frequent my blog. They aren’t signed up for auto-notification, and they have a LOT going on, so I am going to cross my fingers and pray.
Current work-in-progress. Corgi’s. Taken from a photo. Will be a gift. I’ve begun a new process for grinding, which is to begin with the smallest pieces, and go progressively larger. I can vary that up with a specific area, if I want. It seems to move fairly fast with this method. I reached a point last night, where I needed to use the Gemini saw. It is coming along quite nicely.
It’s kind fun, watching it grow, from little tiny pieces, then in large spurts.
Should have everything ground by tonight. I might play with the art for the next commission, a fairy. We will see.
Enjoy the day, kiddos.