WORDS! Etsy, Facebook, loosing my marbles soon!! And!!!! Help is on the way!

November 17, 2014

Some glass is listed for sale at the temporary Etsy shop.

Soul Gesture Moon Goddess

Soul Gesture               Moon Goddess

Stop by Sheila Morley’s Glass Art on Facebook. .

implosion pendants

New!! New!! New!! Been working on my “Concert series” of Marbles.  A new technique!! I figured it out all by myself over several years! (BAM! that’s my reward, I get to say that. lol)  I’m using those decals I sell.  A tribute to the Grateful Dead, my favorite band.  Totally stoked to collaborate with several different Artist’s on this!!!!  Here is a peak.

inspiration- May 1982, Greek Theater, Berkeley, CA by Joel Eisenberg

Collaboration- pictures May 1982, Greek Theater, Berkeley, CA by Joel Eisenberg, Ron Morley Eye art, Sheila Morley Soul gestures, bear google art 😉

Thank the Angel's for sending me her!

Thank the Angel’s for sending me her!

THIS is So RAD!! 😉

This is my New part time Assistant! I am learning I can not do it all as fast as I need it done. I  am so stoked to have Alison on board. An amazing Women that can move Mountains! Truly Grateful for her. And she likes to dance! We have fun.

Alison also sells my glass beads and functional work at her glass Gallery in Waterford, Mi., ‘The Jellypond!’



Last but not least! Thank you for you!! The Customer, the Peer, the Collector, the friend!! I am truly Grateful for you!! 


The International Flame Conference~Orbs

March 8, 2013

marble SheilaMorley 2 15 13 100 (2)This is the beginning of something new in My Artistic journey.

For several years I have been reading about the International Flame conference hosted by Salem Community College (In New Jersey). It is all about glass flame working. I am TOTALLY honored to have been selected by, Paul Stankard, to participate on a panel discussion about Glass Orbs. Paul is an Artist that, not only do I admire on a Mentor level, I consider him a friend, and I am in awe of his Art glass creations.  I’m really looking forward to demonstrations and lectures by the Featured Artist, Vittorio Costantini. Other Artist’s include Eunsuh Choi, Micah Evans, Kim Fields, Gateson Recko, a boro pull by Abe Fleishman, and Panel discussion on orbs (moderated by Jenna Efrein) with Abe Fleishman, myself, Gateson Recko and Kenan Tiemeyer.  The Conference is the weekend of March 23, 2013

Visit the Salem Community College webpage to learn more about the conference.

My work will be exhibited at the  Wheaton Arts Gallery booth.

All blogged out ~So work in progress ~ Narcacissm

November 23, 2008
soft glass murrini work in progress by Sheila Morley
soft glass murrini work in progress by Sheila Morley

Narcacissm; sometimes referred to as self Love, sometimes self infatuation. Ironically most narcassist’s probably do not have a whole lot of self confidence. They just can not stop assuming their opinion is what everybody else should have. And, if they do not. Then they are just not right.

With that in mind!
Marbles traditionally have two sides. Right now I am interested in the marble having a minimum of four views, hopefully six, or eight. This BIG marble I started working on a couple months ago started like this.
Each murrini… (the little walking man, or a bug (if you are my husband; he insist’s they are bugs.)  I just know they came out good enough to practice these new techniques I am developing. They are all derived by my past instructors.)  The murrini was set into a blob of super HOT peeled vetrofond clear glass, and then annealed.  All four pieces were placed together in another torch session, and shaped into a marble.   The point is, as you turn the marble, you see the person standing above ts own reflection. Over and over. Four times in this one.
The cobalt blue references a water reflection.
It is an illustration of something that is going on around me. Referencing the vicious cycle we put ourselves through, the choices made that just are the same thing over and over? Why are you hitting yourself?
Why did you hit yourself again? and again? and again?
Some things just DO NOT make sense.
So~For the sake of art….(my art is GREATLY a result of the world around me. I was supposed to be an emotionalist for some reason?? If that even is a thing?)
This one went back in the kiln, and the flame to become punty free, and decorated with an organic texture of color…(not photographed yet!)
2" soft glass Narcacissm marble by Sheila Morley

Marble by Sheila Morley 2008

 "Narcacissm" by Sheila Morley 2008

I’ll post the pictures of the actual finished piece in the next week.

Where will we go? Earth is gone!Glass inspiration!Recycled art

September 8, 2008

This is one of the marbles I have made with my running man murrini. Just a thought; where will we go if this world comes to an end. On the other side the earth is exploding. This one sold before I had a chance to list it.  

I posted it in my bead artists gallery, and it was featured in a few moments. TOOT TOOT!

Reality- They say the ice bergs will be melted by 2050. Reality-the rain forest will be sand in 2100. I am concerned for my children and grandchildren.  While this lye’s in the back of my head, I can not help but to make some art about that.

Art is great at creating awareness about what is going on in the world today.

Another project I am involved with is giving my scrap glass to a Artist furniture designer friend,Paul Hickman. He uses recycled materials to create his work.  That is another great idea, that is art that is actually making a difference in the world. (Less landfill, and it encourages others to do the same.) I will share some pictures shortly.  Go check out his work. And! His son (under 10 years old) is very creative as well, he has been collaborating with his Dad to create art prints. 



August 16, 2008


Just thought I would let you know,

I have a new post up at Watch me create.

(this ONE OF A KINDER murrini marble is at my e-bay…only one bid!)

Lily petals inspire art. Glass Marble implosions!

August 8, 2008




This is one of our many lilies that we grow.  We have hundreds. This flower is named “Lillium Roths Hornii” , some call these Black heart” (because the center is black).

Lily seeds take three years to go from Lily seed, to bulb-bet to FULL BLOWN BIG BULB WITH A BLOOM. Or two!

This is our most proud seedling! The seeds were collected years ago from the North American lily society bead exchange. (My husband and I joined the society when we got into gardening.)

Check out the texture of the petals!! This is why I am showing it here. You do not see this often. All lily petals look different. (From plant to plant) The petals from all the different lilies we grow are what inspired me to make lily petal murrinies. (You can see more of those at my eBay auctions, or in my shop at Etsy.)

lily flowers smell strong too. Just this one flower in my office creates a wonderful aroma.

That wet looking ‘black star’ area just looks like that. It is dry of water. 

The pollen makes a great paint medium from a lily. This lily has a burnt Seana color, and the pollen flakes into a dry compound material.  We have lilies with orange, yellow ochre and brown pollen.  If paint was not so easily accessible, I would be mixing my own from Lily pollen. (If I was still painting like I used to. Which, I have been thinking of getting back into painting with paint, and wax.)

 Drawing inspiration from these flowers really is effortless. So many color combinations. So many different directions the petals can lay.

When I create with the lily petals I do not necessarily try to make an exact replica of the actual flower. In my eyes that is being done just Fine by MANY Artists. I am exploring a definite floral reference, with a bit of abstraction going on. In this marble picture here, the petals are in groups of 4, and you would never see one lily bloom with two different petals; or even eight petals. Nope! Six petals is the standard.

Instead of stamen and pollen, we have Italian millefiori imploded (exploded) into the center. 

Celebrating inspiration!

(More murrini inspiration will be shared here in the near future. LARGE murrinies I am making, along with the murrini I have been trading! Wait until you see the Borosilicate glass murrini I got! Little glass slices of art!)


35 years…all those goals…glass eye candy

July 14, 2008

Happy Birthday to me; July 14; I am “35” years old.

All those goals I had. Why is it that “35” is the age we set all these time limits on things for? “By the time I’m 35…”; if I had a dollar for every time I thought that!  

I decided today to do something totally NOT planned;

A Glass paper weight and marble collage…these are a few of the things I have accomplished (before 35 😉 .

Marble collage July 2008 SMM


(Oh, BTW! That 2nd part of my sketch book study…I hope to find some time for it soon. I have lots going on right now…maybe by the time I’m 40 😉 …just kidding…)

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