Monday, May 23, 2011

What a Find!

My mother was a wonderful woman who had so many amazing talents. She was a professional dancer in her time and had many statements that I will always remember but didn't have a clue about what they meant when I was younger. 

Here is one of them and it applys to the statement below: 
1. There is nothing new under the sun. (I think this was someone elses statement that she took)

Thanks to Lucinda Storm for posting this on her blog....yes, I asked if I could use it here too.

I truely believe that our "ideas" are not truely owned by us. We are constantly gathering information knowingly and unknowingly. I believe that copying, like a Xerox, is bad. But, picking ideas here and there and blending them with other ideas is natural. 

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sketchbook Sunday!

Not much of sketchbook update but I do have a few things to share. Really, I have been making beads but I've just been too darn busy to post! To prove that I have in fact been making stuff, I'm posting a few beads that will soon become part of a neck piece. All in preparation for my Trunk Show in late June.

Some colorful cones! They of course will each be part of a necklace. Thinking spring. Thinking flowers.

I adore hollows! I love rather organic, asymetrical patterns too. Reactive glass is so magical!

An upclose look at a few.

Adding silver elements to my glass work is such an exciting look to me. These will become bracelets but I just like the look of it all together. Could be a great necklace too.........maybe one will be in the works.

This doesn't have any glass to it sadly. However, I do love it! Kinda like a modern cowgirl look. Why not? I truely do love many things.

Well, enjoy the day....I'm off to work at the torch. I have plenty to do! Sure hope you will add a comment and tell me what your up to or what you think of my latest. Oh, and I'm planning on a give-away so stay tuned:)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Season of Festivals

The festival season is being kicked off this weekend with our first festival of the summer, The Lilac Festival. It goes on for 2 weeks to celebrate our cities flower and today there is a parade at 11:00. Too bad the weather this weekend will be cool and wet. I will most likely go to it later today just to support all the artists who will be there rain or shine.

At the end of June I have my first show of this season at a gallery in Honeoye. Looking forward to it but I REALLY need to step up my pace. I have lots of pieces of things made but not much product put together. I truly believe that I work best under pressure since no matter what I try to put in place to schedule my work better, I go back to what must be comfortable.........working right up to deadline.

Today I plan on working at the torch. Along with the show, I have a my annual Hearts for Hannah coming up in June too. Yes, lots to do!