small done, and a sea change

•May 2, 2016 • Leave a Comment

smalls are done for artwalk 2014.

sunflower trio closeup

 

red poppy

 

ca poppies

 

brown sunflower_2

 

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…

 

Never say ‘last’.

•February 14, 2016 • 4 Comments

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.

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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.

Buy me!!

•November 29, 2015 • Leave a Comment

This beautiful mammal needs to find a new home with someone. Contact me with a reasonable offer. Can ship. 23.25w x 26.25h. Can ship in time for Christmas, as long as it’s ordered by the 15th. 

 

and the last commish is done…

•September 28, 2015 • 4 Comments

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…

Finally

•July 4, 2015 • 2 Comments

without further ado…

  
Champion Bitches, Ms. Lola and Miss Coco

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.

  
Have a safe and happy 4th, eat lots of corn on the cob.

greetings from …

•March 29, 2015 • 1 Comment

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.

lola & coco pieces 1     lola & coco pieces 6

It’s kind fun, watching it grow, from little tiny pieces, then in large spurts.

lo co progress 2     lo co progress 3

lo co progress 4 wide

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.

falling down on the job

•March 29, 2015 • Leave a Comment

so much for blogging every weekend. that lasted all of, what?, two or three weeks? sigh.

Working on the corgi piece.