Final piece

Finished !

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Yesterday Was a Good Day

I was working on a couple of orders yesterday, and then I took some time to play. Play time is my favorite time on the torch, and I haven’t had nearly enough of it. These are my favorites from that session.. I need to wire them up this morning, and a couple are being added to a new Traveller Series necklace, then they’ll be going up on Etsy later today. 🙂

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Back to Work…

I’ve been floundering a bit lately, not quite sure where I want to go with my glass… and my illustration… and my shop. It’s one of those times where I just become immobile with indecision. The best medicine for that problem is to just get down to work… so, I’m back on the torch today, to play with a few ideas that have been swimming around in my head, and this morning, I photographed a few things for the Etsy shop. I’ve also been pondering doing a few more tutorials: Anyone have an idea of what you might like to see? I’m open to suggestions, for sure!

Anyway…. on to the eye candy: A necklace from my Traveler series, Stone series pendant, and a perched bird pendant.

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The three pieces above will be in my Etsy shop in a few minutes… Have an awesome day!!

How to turn handwritten recipes into tea towels – Spoonflower Blog – DIY Fabric, Wallpaper, Decals and Gift Wrap

This is such a fantastic idea… I’m going to dig up some of my mom’s recipes, as well as some of my grandmother’s, to make kitchen towels from. Wonderful!

How to turn handwritten recipes into tea towels – Spoonflower Blog – DIY Fabric, Wallpaper, Decals and Gift Wrap.

Smart Creative Women

So I’ve been reading a lot on this website, called Smart Creative Women, and Monica Lee, who runs it, is really pretty amazing. She invites all of these artists, and industry professionals into her world, and interviews them, and shares those interviews..I’ve been spending a lot of time watching them and I’ve just become obsessed with it. The very first interview I watched was with Amy Butler, which eventually led to my discovery of the Morocco trip I have since signed up for! I’ve been learning so much about illustration, liscensing, branding, and so much more… The interviews end up sending me on a series of searches, and links which in turn have turned me on to new artists and opportunities to explore. It’s been a real education… So thank you Monica Lee… You rock!

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I’m becoming wise little illustrator. 🙂

We Are DEVO…

In the online class I’m taking, our current theme is Jello and Jello molds… The first part of each assignment is called the Mini, and it’s really just the brainstorming and sketching part of the assignment. After playing around with a bunch of jello mold sketches, I was thinking that the hats that the band, DEVO wore, looked remarkably like jello molds… maybe they were? 🙂 At any rate I did this quick sketch. (Before you ask, the string around the front bird’s nose is supposed to be holding on a mustache.) Anyway, right after I posted the pic on the class website, someone commented that the guitarist from DEVO had passed away the night before. http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/devo-guitarist-bob-casale-dead-at-61-20140218
So, I suppose I’m posting this silly sketch here today in honor of Bob Casele… R.I.P my friend…. jelo

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Creative Thursday…

I bought a book a few days ago, called Creative Thursday: Everyday inspiration to grow your creative practice by Marisa Anne Cummings, and in it, she talks about making a commitment to your creativity, by being accountable to it. One of the ways she suggests doing that is by being religious about showing your work, good or bad, on a regular basis… perhaps by blogging… and since I’ve been WAY over-posting on Facebook… (sorry friends..LOL) I’ve decided to take her advice and start doing that. Her promise, on her blog, http://creativethursday.typepad.com was to try and post about 5 times a week, and I will attempt the same. So… I hope you come back often and see what I’m up to.. it may be painting, it may be glass, but I promise to keep sharing when I can. However… I can’t promise it will always be any good. 🙂 That’s the point isn’t it? Just keep creating… some will be better than others, sometimes it might just be sketching, but I need to make a commitment to creative work, and not let my everyday job and life get in the way of creative growth. Well… it sounds good anyway.

So, today, I have a new painting I titled, The Ride, which I started yesterday, and finished this morning.
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