March 8, 2013
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.
October 31, 2012
The Running man murrini from 2008! The ends of the pull. The big pieces! The idea – Where will we go from here? The whole Idea of having to get the hell out of here when the earth is no longer….This is the last marble I made with the murrini slices. I did sell some of it to other Artist’s, and I do have a few chips left (keepers). I am taking this one with me to an Art show this weekend in Bloomfield hills, MI. at the Unitarian church (November 3, 2012).
My inside scoop…Lately it has been difficult to really define what is going on with my art. To put it bluntly, I would rather make art then spend time selling it. Not a whole lot is being listed for sale on line this year. (I do expect a few listings toward the end of November…..I really need to hire help with that.) So, I make art, and put it in boxes. Send some off to Galleries… I practice new ideas and try to perfect them. I produce large amounts of mistakes, and work that is not quite there. Sometimes I doubt that my work will ever get there, or find there…..I am not sure I even know where there is these days. Art is a lifetime commitment!
The bottom line!! Come see my work. Come see it in person at a show, or go to the gathered art gallery in Toledo.
Thank you for taking the time to check in.
October 19, 2012
Come enjoy the art, have a snack, and watch some demonstrations!
September 27, 2012
The bead bonanza is coming up!! Sunday, October 14 from 10am to 5 pm at the Southfield Civic center. A bead show. ALL KINDS of beads. (I personally prefer the glass ones! These glass beads are celebrating!)
My sets will be there!! (Come get them while you can. I have not been making them so much anymore.) Yup! Lentils, and rounds, and great BIG HUGE focal beads!! And if your not into my flow, see some of the other Artist’s work!! My work is at the Southeast Michigan bead makers booth. We have 10 to 15 Artist’s work on display every fall and every spring.
October 24, 2011
Every year the Southeast, Michigan glass bead makers guild puts on a great show in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. A Holiday show with Art, beads, jewelry, and more! All made with glass.
Come have some Holiday snacks, and watch some Live glass Lampworking demonstrations.
Located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan at the Birmingham Unitarian Church:
38651 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, MI
PRINT OUT THIS SHOW FLYER!! See you there!
May 3, 2011
One month to go until the Annual Bead and Button Show in Wisconsin. This will be my 5th year in the show with my guild (GLASSACT; South east, MI glass bead makers guild. The local chapter of the ISGB) We are booth # 1018. I will be sending lots of my glass bead sets (here is a few to see), (click the pink and blue letters) and focal beads including floral implosions, and a couple of trays of my One of a kind Focal beads. The show is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin June 4-12, 2011. Visit the site for all the details on classes, and art you can experience.
What is up with this blog? I have been on sabbatical from blogging. Could you tell? This is my first post since last December. I am taking some time to work on me, and my family. And, my art time is just that, art time. I am spending time away from the computer so I can be most productive with my time.
What is up with my Art? I am creating it!! Some of my work is available for purchase at my Etsy shop. Otherwise, my Art beads are staying here in my collection, while I build up inventory for future Fine art shows.
AND!! What is up with the High resolution high fire glass Decals? A limited supply are available at my website. (This may be for a limited time, so get them while you can!) Visit ABR Imagery for a regular offering of decals. Remember!! These are the only decals I can find that become permanent with your glass. No microwave chip off imagery here. permanent!!! the real deal!! (Science and Art become one)
Thanks for checking in. Happy Spring!