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!!

Oh Right, I have a blog… better get on that.

It’s been a while. I’m slowly waking up from my time off, and starting to get back to work. For a while there, I was running out of steam and inspiration, and instead of getting worried about it, I took some time off to get my head together, and make room for new ideas.

My muse has returned from wherever she wandered off to. She hasn’t told me where she travelled, but it has something to do with ancient places and magical realms. When she started unpacking her bags, all of these wonderful forms and textures tumbled out, and I’ve been helping her document and archive them. Now it’s time to put them to work. It feels good.

So, it’s into the studio today with a solid plan and overflowing inspiration….

Thank you, my beautiful Muse, and welcome home.

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Phoenix Rising…


Just finished this necklace today. It’s been a while since I’ve been really excited to get down to the studio and open the kiln because I was so pumped about what was waiting in there.
It’s kind of symbolic that the first new work of my self-inflicted exile be a phoenix…. rising from the ashes and all that….corny I know, but I like the analogy 🙂
And I’m excited to fine tune the design some more.
Hope you’re having a lovely weekend!!

Go Saints!!!!
(LOL…. that exclamation is echoing around in my head… I’m not really a football fan. But I do love New Orleans, and they could do with a little rising from the ashes too, don’t you think? 🙂 )

Bird House

I just finished this piece this morning.

I think I like it a lot. It’s hard to tell when you’ve worked on something for a long time to look at it objectively.

Have you ever noticed that? I had a lot of fun altering the chain, and making those little barbell stick thingie-whatsies sticking through it.

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Some nice pieces out of the kiln as well….can you tell I’m kind of stuck in a color mood? I want to do another “nesting instinct” sculpture…thus the eggs.

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Have a fabulous day!

Breeeeeaaaaathe!