November 17, 2014
Some glass is listed for sale at the temporary Etsy shop.
Soul Gesture Moon Goddess
Stop by Sheila Morley’s Glass Art on Facebook. .
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.
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!
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!!
March 5, 2012
I do not recall how long I have been imagining this piece. Took me a long time to actually create it. There had to be a perfect scale between the implosion (white burst of energy) and the figure. And the arms had to be in the perfect place.. . as she releases a magical energy…for the sake of Art, and imagination…
To feel free, beautiful, and have powerful goodness….If you could create an image of the moment an epiphany takes place, this is one of them.
After several years of imagining this one, and a few prototypes here and there. Being the Creator, I have to say, the completion of this project was a magical moment. Like Serendipity to me.
Many of those implosions made into beads are for sale, 50% off retail price all through April at the Etsy shop. I call them “explosions”, enjoy!
Glass, Flame work 2-1/4″ tall
June 28, 2010
I always thought of impressionism as an accidental type of painting. Just because it wasn’t “exact”; and has “free form” to it. Which does not make it worth any less to me. It seamed like when I was a painter, I was just very interested in replicating things. I always have had a love for the Impressionists work. Did not want to copy it, I just wished some day I would acquire it with my own voice.
The glass speaks impressionism by choice. (Suddenly my muse is speaking with some impressionism.) The colors react when they are heated with more or less oxygen. The tools chill some areas, and encourage colors to shift shades, just enough to create an impressionistic feel to the finished piece. The skin tones on this Goddess are hand mixed with colors that create a beautiful patina. The silver leaf burnished onto transparent colors created a beautiful silver sheen night sky.
One of my favorites of 2010…inspiring more; that’s for sure!
January 30, 2010
For Sale here
Traditional display of a female with her arms raised above her head; named the “Odalisque” by Art historians. A celebration of Love.
July 19, 2009
I get home from work on a Friday night. I am tired, kind of discouraged by the whole “this economy” thing.
I open the mailbox, and I see my quarterly Publication by the International Society of Glass bead makers (a magazine); I immediatley open the magazine, excited to see what my peers are up to, and BAM! My bead in an Article about sculptural Goddess beads. I own a few of Jim Kervin’s books. This is a big deal in my head. This feels good, rewarding; I am proud.
I will quote what he wrote about my work. After he compares the other Artist’s work to eachother, he gets to mine;
“These beads have all been sculptural torsos, but Sheila Morley took a different tack. She made her goddess as sort of a sculptural cameo application to a tabular blue background that is real interesting.”
“Real interesting”; I’ll appreciate those words coming from Jim Kervin .
Being published is usually a LOT of work. This is something we do not expect to happen. I am documented in a historical publication that people will be reading for a long time.
June 23, 2009
A photo of a one of a kind, can totally make an entirely different one of a kind……………..
Fire Goddess image from a glass bead made in 08 digital decal fused
"peace, still a good idea" favorite quote from a pin)