New Bliss Creations! (Colour rocks my world)

Summer days are slowly winding down....   I've had an unusual summer this year. Partly because of being laid up physically in a way that I am not used to being. And also because I consciously chose to not do any shows this summer at all, which is rare for me. I...

What I SEE

From Gabriola Island to the Sunshine Coast to Whistler. A few random pix of our recent 3 day/6 ferry ride glass delivery and glass pick-up journey.   So many inspiring sights to bring back to the studio with me.              ...

Spirit Bear travels the Salish Sea

    Our recent epic road trip began on a late night ferry off of our home island of Gabriola. We traveled up Vancouver Island and camped out on a rocky seashore. Went for a lovely warm swim at 7:30!!! a.m.....a time when I am not even usually awake when I am...

Following the Thread (of a colourful idea)

I've been enJOYing myself recently with exploring the idea of colourwheels and pinwheels. Playing with colour is always a good entry point for me creatively. I've also been looking at some new art books that have indirectly inspired me. I am actually savouring a few...

Seaside Painting Retreat

I love Summertime, to retreat by the sea....ahhhhh We have recently spent a few weeks in a wee cabin by the sea. It was a delightful, relaxing time. We are so fortunate here on the coast, when it gets HOT we can escape to the seaside to cool down. Whew....we have been...

Fly High (with a red buffalo)

I've been spreading a lot of paint in my studio recently....working on large panels, 3ft x 4ft. These pix show some details of the whole. The piece(s) will be shown later, once I see how they are working....not everything in these images made it through...

Dog in Tree (window commission)

This post shows a series of images of one of my most recent installation commissions. The client is a gallery owner, from White Dog Studio Gallery in beautiful Whistler B.C. She was a very gracious client, and knows my work well, since she represents me in her...

Back in the Saddle

I'm back! Ahhhhhhhh........ Wow, that felt good. Some of you may have noticed that I haven't posted anything here for awhile. My apologies to any of you loyal readers. Thank you for showing up. I appreciate YOU. I took some time away...simply because I had no choice....

The Elephant in the Garden (part 2)

I am very excited to finally share these pix with you ALL! Lord Ganesha project completed and safely ensconced in his new hOMe.       It took me a bit of time to go through and gather the images and do the editing. I have had many projects leaving my...

Do you SEE the Elephant in the Room? (part 1)

The Ganesha Project had been in the works for about 6 months before we bent a piece of steel or cut a piece of glass.   It began as a wish, a desire on the part of a local Yogi and Priest in the Himalayan lineage. Pandit Tejomaya of Island of Peace Yoga...

A Brilliant Orca Finish! (thank you)

A pictorial of an epic day! Delivery of fused glass and steel commission: 1. We arrive on site, a beautiful seaside location. (I was feeling very excited and kinda anxious)     2. Ode begins the measuring and leveling of hooks. Thank you Ode for your calm...

Sharing Space (with a glass Orca)

What does a commission process look like?     As you may know from seeing previous posts here I have been happily and excitedly working on a fused glass commission piece for a sea side home. The overall panel, divided into 3 segments, is framed in steel, and...

Orca on my Mind

I've been having a strong hit of orca energy in my studio lately. And I like it! I am working on a couple of commissions at this time that involve sea life. One of the projects is actually on the table, literally on my glass cutting table at this time, the other is...

Her Spirit Journey (she loves the wild)

Happy spring equinox! I have been having some good days in my studio and in my life. I seem to have developed a new pattern of creating. I have BFD's...do you know what I mean by that? Big f#*%ing days! (it's a tree planter's language!). Days with soooo much...

Sun Infused Glass (Colour Energy)

I LOVE to create with colour!   I've been having  fun creating bright colourful fused glass work in a very abstract way. I love to work with colour in my glass in a very random way. This is when I am the very happiest in my creating time. When there are no...