Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Koi for Artglass Shows coming up

Just finished this batch of Koi, ready to fire

These two have been fired once and are ready for the 2nd slump firing then they will be drilled and made into a fish mobile!

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Cast Glass Skulls Big Adventure

My cast glass skull which will be part of  OneMillionBones came home for a visit.  Check out my Face Book for more of the Glass skull's big adventure   Check out Aug. 6th post for casting process and more information.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Bone Casting with Rob Morey for "One Million Bones"

There is an evolving national project One Million Bones  That Rob Morey  /  and some glass artists decided to contribute to.  Click on title or wax skulls below to see our cast glass skulls in process!  I'm happy to be involved in this, it has been a great learning experience!  Thank you to Rob and all the other Artists and educators that have put there time and energy to bring awearness to genocide happening in our world today. Click on the One Million Bones link above for more information!

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Glass boxes and first large fused glass piece

Some glass boxes from the past
4" x 6" x 2"

6" x 12" x 5"
First large fused glass piece

Monday, June 20, 2011

Glass Sketchbook

Just got a 7 page glass book done in time for Helen Wilson's class show.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Wire Sculpture Demo!

Here is the the link to more information about the Wire Sculpture Workshop

I've been asked to do a Wire Sculpture Workshop for The Ramona Art Guild!  I did a wire sculpture demo for RAG  in Nov. of 2009, here is a link to the slideshow I did at that time Wire sculpture
If you enter wire in the search area in the upper left of the blog you will see more of my wire creations.  This should be allot of fun.  I have some ideas for very simple mobiles and turning a contour drawing into wire sculpture.  I will have a station for forming of the wire. Hammering is good for the soul! I will provide several types of wire to work with.  You are welcome to bring some of your own if you've been saving it for "something".

If you've ever looked at something made with wire and wondered if you could do it yourself, here is a chance to explore some of the possibilities of working with wire!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Dog # 70 to 75 and Every Day in May #131. 30. 29, 26 and #3e

I checked the whole month and I'm 5 dogs short of  a dog a day!  My challenge was really just to continue the 100 dog drawings I started last year and now have completed 69 sketches.  The last 17 I did so fast they will not apply to the count. I tried to do one a minute.  The exercise of repeditive drawing  allows you to focus on the most  simple structure of the dog. Without any reference at least 12 of them were convincing dogs, perhaps not a recognisable breed, It was good  practice 31 more dogs does not seem that distant.

How about 100 faces with just one line?

Oh yes the 5 remaining challenges.  I have wire people dancing for #129 Now that I've looked at the live sponges I'd like to do a colorful watercolor of them for #126, I have to look up #103 ( how did I miss that one so soon?)  I can do #'s 130 and 131 to night yet!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Dog # 67 and Every Day in May #125 draw sponge

Still stuck with the birds, all my sponges were so unattractive!  I intendec to look for live sponges online.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Dog # 65 and Every Day in May #124 draw something yellow

This started as a drawing on copper foil which was then cut out with an exacto knife, soldered and glass pieces shaped into a small box. I'm always looking for a perfect sky piece of glass for the background.  Tonught as the sun went down it was pure golden yellow an reminded me of this box.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Dog # 63 and Every Day in May #120, 121 and 122

Challenge # 120 draw a flashlight and # 122 Shade (or shadows) part of the subject.
Ok I was a little lazy to combine the two : )
# 121 Coins, I thought I would take a very close look at a quarter, magnified the edge of the quarter and saw was very dinged and dented and also the Copper part was uneven 

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Gold painted fused glass pendants now at Studio 25

Some new pendants I put in Studio 25 Friday they are 24K gold painted and fired on fused glass.
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Dog # 60 of 100 Dogs and Every Day in May # 118 Draw hair

The hair on the Hare!  Old rapidiograph 06 pen ; great when they wern't clogged!

Susie's collie