Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Bling is Good!

Lately I've been cranking out jewelry. Tiny glass pieces cut and layered with delicate precision. It brings me inward as I intensely work closer-up with small pieces of glass. There seems to be a rhythym to how I work...a pattern emerges. There seems to be a dance between the tiny intimate work and the larger more spacial sculptural pieces. I like the dance, the balance keeps me fresh and constantly evovling. It happens all the time.
The fused jewelry always brings a smile to my face as it comes to life. I love trying on each piece to make sure that it passes inspection. I think this particular bracelet was born on a trip to the Bahamas...the frothy white of the pearls and that aqua blue warm ocean glass...mmmm, I can feel the heat of the sun on my skin. We've had 22 days of rain and counting this month...so this bit of bling is a much needed warmth!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Starry Starry Night

Glass can take on many forms depending on the technique that one uses. In my work I start with an idea, thought or image in my head and then work the characteristics of the glass to try and create the throught. Sometimes it works the way I planned, sometimes not, and sometimes (my favorite) the surprises and successes are just too wonderful to figure!

This piece is one of those surprises! To see it in person, it is on display at Summer Island Gallery at the Tontine Mall in Brunswick, Maine. Open 7 days a week from 10am-5pm.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Painting With Glass

Here are a few suncatchers that I've been working on lately. Using transluscent glass lends so many possibilities!

Cathedral Ledge

Spent a couple days in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. How's this for inspiring? This was high atop Cathedral Ledge looking North. The blue sky was a welcome sight after a week of rain. There's something about the air in the mountains, so clean and crisp. It's an amazing thing, nature. It changes but somehow always stays the same. Thinking about doing some fused glass tiles with various mountain scenes. It would be a good chance to experiment with more frit.
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Monday, June 8, 2009

Garden Surprises

This was a surprise to find amongst the yellow daylilies. I don't even remember planting it but welcome it's beauty. Wondering how best to capture this in some glass frit. Being absorbed by the garden is bittersweet...less glass gets done but the connection to earth energy renews all kinds of things...
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Friday, June 5, 2009

Inspirational Photos

This has been a wonderful spring along the Cousins River. The many faces of green have given us all a renewed spirit of the freedoms that summer brings. Whether it's the quiet morning of foggy softness or the crispy, almost sparkly new green in the oak leaves, my heart skips a beat with awe as nature surprises me yet again! I'm feeling the slow burning hum of that inner creative energy...just percolating and collecting, ready to get borne!