This week has been interesting to say the least. Lots of projects and world events happening at the same time. All of us here at Glass With a Past (including the felines) have been watching the fires in the west and the storms in the south with heavy hearts. For all of our friends and glass family in those areas, please know we are thinking of you, and please do whatever you need to stay safe! For glass friends and family in less threatened areas, please consider supporting one of the many non profit aid agencies (of your choice) that can help our fellow artists and citizens recover. I like CERF+, the Craft Emergency Relief Fund, to help artists and crafts people recover from emergencies and disasters.
We have been having so much fun in the studio lately, I thought I would share some of the cool things with you.
I taught an online fusing class called Fusing for the Holidays, it was designed for artists who are or want to sell their work to give you ideas about projects and pricing. We ended up doing 30+ projects. Here is a sneak peek if you missed it. The class is now available on demand for a small fee. (all of the patterns are included, if you needed a reason to buy the class!)
One of the most frequent comments during my webinars is “We love seeing what went wrong!” so, here I give you a selection of When Good Glass Goes Bad. Even people with lots of experience have failures, here are some of mine.
Today I’m answering reader questions that came in via email. All personal information has been removed for privacy reasons. If you have a question that you must, simply must have an answer to, send it on over via the About/Contact page.
Q: I purchased your Recycled Glass Garden Art class this weekend. Love it so far! (Haven’t completed it yet).
You were talking about the Rock Polishing Grit and said you would put in the notes for the class where you purchase yours. I don’t have access to those notes, since I didn’t watch the free class. Can you please tell me where you purchase?
Thank you. So glad you are doing these classes online. LOVE them!!!
The season is picking up and becoming hectic, right on schedule. Sometime I think the holidays are the most stressful time of the year for artists, trying to make gifts for everyone else, and get your own gift purchasing done!
This week I was happy to be a last minute inclusion in a boutique and fundraiser for the Animal Advocacy Foundation that was organized by Purring Buddha. What a wonderful group of vendors and customers! The animal rescue community has the biggest hearts indeed. Here are some of the photo highlights of the boutique: Continue reading Stegosaurus, Reindeer and a Show
This past week has been a whirlwind in the studio. I’m finishing the last push for a Glass Art in the Garden show at Red Butte Garden. The work has to be dropped off tomorrow afternoon, and my last 6 animals are fusing now.
I gave several of my glass animals a redesign for this show, the black cat with painted mica patterns is fun, I have a white cat with gold fusing now. The glass is from old light fixture covers, I’m excited to see how he turns out. Continue reading Crickets, Cats and Treats
This week in the studio has been really busy, holiday shows are coming up and I’m making a lot of fused bottle glass animals. I’m a little tired of making the same old thing, so I gave the black cat a little redesign, here he is in process: Continue reading Painted cats, Sandblasting and Cat TV