Summer when you are an Artist

I love summer. I daydream about it when February gloom has been hanging around for most of the month. Winter is a fine time to burrow in, and dream of gardens, sunshine and the buzz of cicadas in the drowsy noonday heat. As a glass artist, summer is practically a shill when it comes to inspiration. Trips to the coast, bright sunlight making things glimmer, the abundance...

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It’s a 100% fail if you don’t try.

I’m doing something a little new with my focal beads, trying to evolve. Of course, this step makes things take longer, more detail. And I have no idea if it’s going to work, in the end. I’m impatient. Stuff is in the electroforming bath, but I hopefully will know by nightfall if I like it. Which doesn’t mean customers would. Going a new direction,...

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Faffing.

The kiln is slowly ramping up. I have some glass chocolates to make today, for an event happening in my town next week. I don’t usually make glass chocolates, so the variety will be fun. I am not sure how many I need to make I will just go until I burn out, I guess! There are other beads I want to make to work on some new ideas with focals. I am not sure I have time for...

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Doing all the Things

Life sure fills the holes that appear pretty quickly.   I tried to start my day filling it with something other than direct work, before I got sucked in. I took a photo to share on my walk this morning, before returning the glass studio, the kiln heated and up to temperature. This has been my first week with my new schedule, where I have three days to be in the...

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Losing Sight of the Shore

There’s a quote. I am sure you’ve heard it, about losing sight of the shore. I think I first came across it at one of my string of years at summer camp, out in the trees living in a big canvas tent with all my belongings in a footlocker at the end of my cot. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”-...

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Growing pains and joys

Websites. Bless ’em. I need to standardize my photography so that it isn’t so difficult to have a decent gallery page. So! What’s up! I have a show! Member Artists Show – “Water Temperature:  Hot and Cold Wearable Glass” – Carli Schultz Event Dates: 11/04/2015 – 11/30/2015 Artists’ Reception: 11/14/2015 Time: 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Location: 12570 SW...

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