Friday, January 21, 2011

Heron Point Gallery is closed today due to the snow storm. Reopen for normal hours tomorrow, Saturday 11am-4pm
I designed and made this piece two winters ago but it seems so appropriate to look at it again today.  Layers of fusible clear with some bullseye white and sandblasted on both sides.  It looks and feels like ice.

Snow on the Cousins

The moon was gorgeous last night. Full and juicy. It quickly was swallowed up by snow-filled clouds.

It's another snowy day here on the coast of Maine! It's one of those 'introverted' days where it feels good to be in the studio amongst the glow of the lights.

The river is moving great speed as the icebergs race each other on the incoming tide. Step outside and the sound is amazing. Soft, sliding crunching.

It's also a perfect day to think about dragonflies! Now I'm wondering where they go in the winter. I found out dragonflies live from 2-6 years and that they have 30,000 lenses in their eyes yet they don't see close up very well.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


As part of my MFA proposal last semester, I made a series of 7 books depicting aspects of Tibetan Buddhist Mandalas. This book is an accordion dos a dos book that has 5 pop-up features. The features are lotus flowers that pop off the page upon opening.

The book also folds back onto itself to make a type of star structure. Many techniques and materials were used including calligraphy and a type of paper batik that I came up with.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Blue Ice

This bracelet, inspired by the icy river just outside my studio window, has several layers of dichroic glass.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Winter Snow

Inspirations from the last snow storm here on the Cousins River. There is nothing quite like being out in the middle of a big snow with a camera lens.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Side Lights

These are a couple windows I did for a commission in Massachusetts. The interior designer left me with a sample of the carpeting and I made the design elements based on the carpet.

It was a great project in stained glass. I must admit I haven't done much stained glass lately. It's mostly been fusing.

I'm working on a 4 by 5 foot great blue heron in stained glass right now. It's for a lightbox that will go in a display window at the Portland Gallery.