Thursday, November 20, 2008

Cats and Art Glass Assn. of Southern Calif. Show

Here are the 2 cats after firing. The standing one is my donation that will be raffled off at the reception. I dropped off my entries last night and the show looks amazing! I can't wait to see it hung. This is where the "big glass" comes out! Here is the link to show information:

You will be amazed at what these artists are doing with glass if you come!

Friday, October 24, 2008

20 more cats...2 for the kiln

Glass powder cat should look siamese when fired

Hope these 2 turn out!

Sneakers (on the left) helped me with this one

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Art Glass Guild of Southern California's Patio Sale and Show

Saturday&Sunday • October 11 & 12, 2008 10am to 5pm
Spanish Village Art Center,
Balboa Park 1770 Village Place •
SanDiego,CA 92101
All forms of Art Glass, including blown, fused, torch worked, stained glass, cast, etched, mosaic and more will be featured. Over 30 juried glass artists of the Art Glass Association of Southern California will be showcased. Demonstrations in studios #25 and #9.
Directions: The Patio Sale is located at Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park, between the San Diego Zoo and the Natural History Museum, just off Park Blvd.on Village Place.The Art Glass Guild is in Studio 25 in Spanish Village Art Center.
For more information call 619 702 8006
or visit

New jewelry created for the Patio Sale, I was hoping to get a load of large glass done as well. The 100'+ weather is hampering my efforts! I've heard this is the largest display of Art Glass in Southern Calif. I'm sharing my spot with glass blower Ann Mitchell. Stop by if you are in the area!
Fused Glass Pendants
Bird of paradise sold!

Glass Pendant,Tropical Etched Dichroic

Etched Dicroic Hihiscus Glass Pendant

Glass Pendant,2 layers Etched Dichroic, Trees

Fused Glass Pendant with Fine Silver bail Embedded between the layers of Glass, Matching earrings still need earring wires.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

One Hundred Cats, first 30

After drawing one hundred hands, one hundred horses, thought I'd work on some cats! Working on that many sketches makes you familiar with the subject. These were from a childrens book about cats, it was great to see the skeleton!

Siamese nice pose, I should develope this into something more than a quick sketch!
Cats run and jump

Cat flip and Sneakers helping me draw

Cats and skeletons

7 1/2 cats

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Great Glass Fun

My first paperweight!! The Art Glass Assn. of Southern California offered its members an opportunity to try a hot glass workshop on paperweight making. I've always been drawn to glory holes like a moth to flame. I couldn't pass up this chance to work with hot glass! It was a great experience. Micheal Hermann and Gina Lunn are glassblowers with a studio at Nottingham Center for the Arts Check out their amazing glasswork! They have a few openings for another paperweight making workshop Nov. 15. They will also be doing a Make Your Own Ornament/Float Workshop before Christmas.

My paperweight hot

Teri's hot

Into glory hole

Jarred and Gina shaping


Cutting hot glass!

Marvering table

Gina reheating glass

Micheal working glass

Adding color

Annette adding color

Teri and Gina shaping

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

EDM #185 Draw a Cat, (its a litter)

My friend Judy's cat had look alike kittens, it hard to tell who was who in the kitty pile. Ballpoint pen on newsprint, I shoud redo it on better paper in pencil.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Horses, a hundred or so! Olympic inspired

I found a way to watch the olympic equestrian events online, the first time I was ever able to see as much of it as I wanted to. I find it thrilling. So began a huge herd of tiny pen horse sketches!   just counted the little sketches and that is about the number of horses I was taking care od at one time in the past!  Just to go through that size herd and look at and assess every pair of eyes, all eour legs, look at each one from head to toe and take care of all thier needs...... geeeze.... good thing I was young!

They evolved into these Winsor Newton ink painted horses, one elephant and one giraffe.

Quick gold sketches evolved into these:

Step 1, pick most defining lines from light pencil sketch draw with pilot gold marker

2 Add Shiva irridescent paintskik

3 Add gold colored pencil

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Cactus Tuesday

5" x 7" watercolor on Winsor Newton hot press in my new fold up sketchbook. It took all four of these to get one that had a more loose feel to it... may have to do with becoming familiar with the subject.

5" x 7" Watercolor on Winsor Newton hot press I made a new fold up sketch book to experiment with the hot press paper.

Watercolor in 11" x 14" Raffine Sketch book 100 lb.paper

Quick soft graphite sketch on packaging paper.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

EDM #179 Draw an Onion

I had no art materials... just a hard dull pencil and pen. Onions were right in front of me and I remembered it was a new EDM topic. 3' x 4's

Ball point pen shaded, sepia added and warmified in Picassa.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Cactus Monday

I have lots of this type of cactus. They have small cati grow around the base of the plant and have a tall red orange bloom. It may be considered a succulent? Watercolor in raffine sketchbook 5 x 7"

Monday, June 30, 2008

Cactus Monday

When Margaret Storer-Roche Posted her Queen of the Night Blooming Cereus. I knew why I had not seen the bloom on the cactus I drew last week! The prevoius week I drew the cati from memory. When I drove by it must have been early AM or late in the evening. So here is the bud I'm happy I got to see the Bloom on Margaret's post!