Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Kellogg Manor House

Few days left to visit the Kellogg Manor House in Richland. It is beautifully decorated for Christmas. With an added BONUS 37 Artists are displaying work for sale. Please stop by if you get the chance and support the Artists. My work is there on display also. Special request are accepted. Stop in - enjoy tea and cookies, a beautiful home with amazing history and the work of very creative Artist. It is still open for tours and shopping on December 14th and 15th and next week the 19th and 20th between noon and 5pm. During the week it is open from 9am to 4pm to just wonder and enjoy. Pick up that special Christmas gift for someone while you're there.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Reflections Gallery

I have several pieces at the Reflections Gallery at the Park Trades Center in the Western Michigan Glass Center. Stop by and take a look at the beautiful pieces they have there for sale.

Pin or Magnet?

New design I have been working on... Have a few in the kiln. Also working on different animals that could be used as a pin or refrigerator magnet. They would be fun anywhere.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Richland Show




I have been working on several new pieces for the Richland Show. Never seems to look like I have very many finished. It will be nice testing the waters to see what kind of feedback I receive. It is the best way to grow as an artist.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Stained glass windchime

Just finished for Richland Art Show in July. Real horseshoe, hand cut pieces of stained glass each wire wrapped, then strung together with copper wire.


Painting with Glass

The original glass was yellow - thought it was suppose to strike a streaky green. SURPRISE!!! Orange red and design was lost...so added some white highlights and some bright greens and wa-la ... Really like the way it came out.



Thursday, June 21, 2012

Don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong. -Ella Fitzgerald -- Suzanne Murray (@wildcreativity)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Fused glass windchime

Small fused glass windchime. Freehand horse painted on glass and fired. Stained glass cut, drilled and wire wrapped for bottom.



Sketch

Working on sketch that will become the next painting with glass on glass project.



Wednesday, June 13, 2012

In the kiln

Feather is in the kiln..hoping it turns out..picked up another show today. Will be doing the Richland show. They said they have enough jewelry people - so just taking glass....

Monday, June 11, 2012

Getting ready for the July show in Plainwell

Have pieces - now need to just pull them together. Waiting on steel shot to get here so I can tumble the copper pieces.



Will it work????

Working with Copper Art Clay and a feather. Hopefully it will work out. If not will try again...


Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Guild of Glass Engravers shares an online exhibition featuring beautifully engraved glass art http://t.co/l6NkH6C2 http://t.co/FXE4Q93g -- IGGA Forums (@IGGAChat)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Fused glass windchime

First one- small fused glass wind chime..Hand drawn horse, fused with stained glass attached..sounds beautiful




Saturday, June 2, 2012

Step 2

Copper leaves just out of the kiln. Now on to getting cleaned and polished.


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Leather wrapped bracelet

Working on leather wrapped bracelets...until I can sit up longer periods of time...getting ready for the Arts and Eats weekend show


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Picked up more beads

Stopped by Hobby Lobby...picked up freshwater pearls (red), a couple round strands of round shell beads and more leather cord to do some more leather braclets.
Hope to get an inventory - so I can start fullfilling my dream!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

WOW!

So much for me keeping updates on my blog.... Hoping to have some time now to work on some projects... Off of work because of surgery - so as I slowly start functioning now...

There are so many opportunities out there... I need to get my self in motion!!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

checking in.....

So need to get better at updating my blog... today I have almost gotten most of the design projects completed... Have just a few left in the que...

Put another coat of art clay (bronze) on 3 leaves I am working on.. have some copper ones almost ready to be fired...

Just put a few pieces of glass in the kiln....

It's been a nice day of creativity.... going to work on a doodle I started last week... using zentangle designs and a background of paint splashes watercolor and a little acrylic...

Scanned the web today... searching for a good magazine that covers glass - fusing... just can't find one... there are a few glass magazines out there... but, not much to chose from....

That is what is truly needed a good fusing magazine.. flowing with ideas and tips and techniques...I wouldn't mind if it included metal clay art also... since a lot of times they go hand in hand....

well back to work...