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Tuesday Nights

Non-maker post subject ahead. *grin*   I still sleep with my son on Tuesday nights. Sometimes, he talks me into more than one time a week. It’s very hard for me to say no.   I read somewhere recently that the basic job of being a mother, in the grand scale, is to push your […]

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Holiday Time

Here we are, America! Still digesting our turkey while balancing on ladders getting our twinkly lights up on buildings and draped on evergreen trees. I hope for snow this year down in the valley. We have the luxury here in Portland of traveling to snow almost all-year round, up on Mt. Hood, but nothing beats […]

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New (Old) Shiny.

Tools. There’s nothing like new tools. It’s scary to invest in myself. All the money in doesn’t mean it will equal money out. I’m not going into debt with my purchases, and I am setting myself up for long term success with what I buy. Things that are good for my body, and things that […]

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Loss and Gain

It’s a dismal rainy day, by most standards. It’s early enough in the winter weather season that the rain doesn’t bother me in the slightest. I still enjoy it. But something has been in the air, or in my soul this week, that makes the dismal word slightly apt. I am not sure what it […]

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Autumn’s Corner

As much as didn’t really want it to happen this year, summer has passed. It’s still sunny outside, the Portland grey hasn’t moved into it’s month-to-month winter rental home. It’s that time where the down comforter is too much… but just two blankets isn’t enough. Mama nature made sure I knew that the days of […]

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2 weeks

About two weeks now until Portland Open Studios. Less than that, really. So office hours switch to all studio time, for the most part. The studio is halfway cleaned. This Friday a group of artists will come visit it. Since we, the artists who are a part of Portland Open Studios, don’t get to GO […]

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Gear Shift

Fall is on the way. Today it’s still sunny out, and should reach a high in the low 70’s, but nights are getting chilly, and it’s the time of year I can’t decide if I need to put one more blanket on the bed or just switch over to the comforter for the winter season. […]

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The elusive amber glass.

I’ve sold several different colors of glass straws over the years. Yellow, pink, two greens, blue, lavender, black…and of course, colorless (clear). And… amber. It’s nothing really exciting to look at. It works well in summer color bundles, with green for a fall/U.S. Thanksgiving feel, or with black for a nice Halloween party bundle. I […]

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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 […]

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electroform bath

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. […]

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