Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Memories of Glacier Bay

“We do not see things the way they are.
We see them as we are.” Anis Nin

From the moment I opened the kiln, I was transported back to September of 1999, when I spent a day admiring the majestic wonders of Glacier Bay National Park. What struck me most was the water, ice floating above and beneath the surface, pockets of colors in deep shades of blues and greens, and the slow movement of the currents. Now I am not trying to tell you I made this piece to represent those images, rather that is what I saw based on my personal experiences. Although the piece remains the same, we may all see something different. No two people see an object quite the same way. I see Glacier Bay. What do you see?

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Artists in Texas

If you are looking for or are an artist, in the state of Texas, you might find a useful tool. is designed to promote art in Texas. It can help you find local artists working in a variety of materials not just glass but clay, fiber, metal, wood and other mediums as well. You can get information on galleries, museums and art associations, as well as obtain/post information on art events (e.g. exhibitions and workshops). It's worth a peek.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Erosion - 9" Fused Glass Bowl

This thick bowl has adopted, better yet earned, the name Erosion. At first glance it appears to present contemporary color and pattern. Look closely and you see a stone like effect. Although, not easily seen in photographs, etched in the surface of the bowl are small channels and haphazardly placed the words “Even a drop of water over time can move stone”.


Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Blame It on Art


As I drove home from work today, episode 73: Blame It on Art of Chicago Public Radio’s This American Life came on my local public radio station (KSTX 89.1). When I pulled into my driveway it was the middle of Act II. I found myself sitting in the car waiting for the right moment to dash into the house without missing any major portions of the plot. I got a real kick out of this episode. Thought you might too.


Monday, August 6, 2007

My time in Washington

After flying all the way to Portland, Oregon for BECon, I could not pass up the opportunity to relax and spend some time with family. I rented a car and drove up Interstate 5 to Washington. Although only there two days, it was just long enough to enjoy the 70-degree weather while hiking with my three year old niece among the tall pines. I enjoyed the peace that comes by replacing the almost constant chatter in my head with the sounds of running water. and was able to look past the curly locks into this little one's eyes and see my bother.

While in Washington, I also enjoyed the privileges of; sleeping, reading to my niece, walking the docks in Olympia, stopping briefly at the Mount St. Helens visitor center and driving over countless metal bridges.


One of the spots my neice and I stopped while enjoying our walk.


Sand Man is a wonderful 1910 vintage tugboat docked at Percival Landing in downtown Olymipa, Washington.


Sunday, August 5, 2007

Updated News on Private Sale

Friday’s private party was such fun. I really enjoyed the chance to share my work with friends. If you didn't make it, here is what you missed.

The living room was converted into a one-night gallery with three tables of jewelry and glass.

The food included a little something for everyone; brochetta, shrimp, cheeses, petite quiche, chocolate strawberries, cream puffs, not to mention Lorie's fabulous champagne punch and crantinies. ummm...
But the talk in the kitchen was all about the magnificent little cupcakes from The Cupcake Diva. People couldn't get enough. I even caught someone who was planning to abscond with some at the end of the night. You know who you are...


A BIG thanks everyone who made Friday’s party a success. This includes Lori and Martin who opened their home; Casey and Marian for their hard work including broken glass detail; Julie, Eva, Chris and Christie for the good eats and everyone who came to enjoy the party. Thank you! Your support means a lot to me.