Wednesday, December 10, 2008

New Glass!

Here's a pic of a fun art piece I made in glass. This urban nightscape has a quiet, but slightly ominous feel, or at least I think so.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Card Art

I haven't pulled out my card making supplies in a long time. A friend of mine's desire to make some Christmas Cards prompted me to haul out my stash and craft the afternoon away with her and her intended. Despite not having touched paper in a long time, I was pretty happy with the simple, retro looks I came up with. I also am including a pic of a B-day card for my father's 60th B-day next week.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

more glass work

First, let me say that my photography skills need work...badly. So, I apologize for the really awful photographs. Try to look at the art, rather than the picture. These are two more glass platters I created this fall. I'm pretty proud of them.

I haven't done any mosaic work of late, but ideas are brewing. As soon as school calms down and I find my rhythm, I'll get back into the art space and start breaking things and putting them back together in new ways.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

More Recent Work

Here are some of the works I've created recently. The first is a teak bowl I picked up at a local thrift shop. I loved the lines of it. In the center are four handmade Mexican talavera tiles. That focal point is encircled by corresponding colors.
The next piece is a small table inset with a green ceramic Buddha, with waves of light celedon green circles radiating outward.
The final piece is a fused glass platter I created in a class I took this summer.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

New Work

Now that school is out, I've been spending lots of time in the Art Space (aka "The Garage). I just finished these two pieces. The first is a childhood guitar for a friend's birthday. It was her guitar and the lizard is her tattoo. The second is a set of house numbers for our house. I'm really pleased with how this one turned out. I used two different grout colors for the first time. I'm pretty pleased with the progress I'm making.

I also scored several more cool substrates yesterday. A couple of birdhouses, a pair of mannequin legs, and a couple of cool wooden bowls. I have enough to keep me busy through Christmas!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

School's Out For the Summer...

...and that means I can now take time to play! Yippee! This is much more pleasant now that we installed a window air conditioner. It's supposed to be over 100 tomorrow! My "studio" stays nice and cool. Turn on the radio and I snip, clip, and mosaic away!

These two are just a couple in a series that I am doing for fun/learning curve. I'm playing with vitreous as well as broken china. They are quick, easy, and make me smile. The backing is some leftover tile backer board from the remodeling project I saved from the dump. I will probably do some house numbers using this too.

The following pics are of the birdhouse work in progress. I will likely grout it tomorrow with the same light dusky/dirty pink I used on the yellow/purple vitreous. I'm critical of this one. I am not overjoyed with the front but am not willing to rip it out and start over. I started there and I should know better. Always start on the back! Oh, well.