New post at WMC! Some custom work.

March 10, 2009

soft glass Lampwork marble 1-1/4" dia by me.

 

 All about some custom thoughts!

Go read my new post at WMC!

This here marble is sitting in front of me right now.  I Love red and blue. The colors really make me happy.  And, I need some happy right now. I would normally put this at ebay, but, really? What’s the point? Hits are down, and sales are down, and my advertisement budget is $0.  So, I think I will just keep it here in front of me, until the next show. 

 The sales rep. in me is gone for a while, off in that “real life” world…I am choosing creation time over selling time…for today, and for the next little while.

I really do not know what I am doing? I do know that the next Gallery I am considering selling at shows one of my favorite glass Artist’s work too (HERE! In Michigan!). And, really that would be flattering; to have my work next to his. I’ll keep you posted on that.  After these last few years 70% of my sales were in California, about 8% in Michigan, and the rest all over the world.  So, I am not sure where the art should be (other than California!). I just know that I should be creating it, not spending my time trying to sell it.

So, I’m off in the real world, drawing auto cad drawings this week, and still writing my tutorial/book/tutorial (I can not decide if it is a book or a tutorial?), and I will be creating art at some point! And, my super secret enamel project is almost ready to show…If I didn’t have the other job, it might be done this week….and, so, I will probably stretch it out…So many projects, so little time…

thanks for checking in! ~~~~~;)

 

Go read that post! at WMC! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

soft glass Lampwork marble 1-1/4″ dia by me.
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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.

Annoying.
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.
Why?
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. 

Inspiring!


New WATCH ME CREATE post~EYE candy…MARBLE!

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!)

Enjoy!


MICHIGAN Orchard lake Fine art show~GLASS demonstrations too!

July 7, 2008

Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Fine art show-End of  July every year!!

Voted top 100 in the US! LOTS of cool one of kind art. The entire show is about art.

Some of the exhibitors only show their own work at this show!! YES! They work all year for THIS show!

I was there with GLASSACT in 2007 & 2008 (and my work; marbles, beads, and paper weights!)

We  demonstrated bead making, and many other sculptural techniques all made with GLASS!!! (In 2009 we will not be showing our work there :(….but, SO MANY ROCKIN’ ARTISITS ARE!! And, I am for sure doing a walk through!!

I know a few people that are there; Charlie and Paula Shoulders (The demonstrate borosilicate glass work), and Scott Bayless makes some of the most beautiful paper weights (furnace glass).

eye candy for you…


I’ve gone marbles, and I changed a flat tire…

May 16, 2008

MARBLE——>>>>on ebay

Yes, I changed a flat tire all by myself! And, I feel good about that….25 min…just me; yes!

😉


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