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 LOVE having shows and being part of art shows.

This year though, I needed time to recalibrate and reassess what is really important to me.

I want to really begin to embody that changes that I have been asking for,

To S L O W things down. "Things" meaning my life in general. My mind. My being.

 

To  S L O W down the pace of my life.

 

To S L O W my pace.

To enJOY the moments. To celebrate tiny things.

 

Colourful Fused Glass Fish

 

It all begins in the mind. This "slowing down" process.

 

And now is the time to embody my new beliefs. To pull them fully into my being. Yes, slowly for sure.

AND things have changed for me.

 

Donkey and Cat, fused glass for the garden.

 

Peeps will likely still think I have been creating prolifically.

I know that it is not nearly so much, and not at all from the same "driven" mindset, approval seeking mindset.

Feels very good. Now the challenge will BEE to keep these new found ways when things do become "busier".

 

It's happening. And all is well.

 

 

Exuberant Bouquets = Bliss. Fused glass sculptures

 

 

Spirit Bear travels the Salish Sea

  Honey Bear at home with us still, in the late day light. Her and her shadow.

 

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 at home.

Then we headed for the fabulous Filberg Festival in Comox. It is definitely a cool (although it was HOT that day) outdoor, seaside venue filled with amazing ART! And live music. Super sweet and inspiring.

After that we went to the ferry that would take us across the Salish Sea to Powell River and the Sunshine Coast. BEEyoutiful ferry crossing. It was the 2nd of what would be 6 ferry crossings on our epic 3 day road trip.

We arrived further down the Sunshine Coast (sounds like a nice place hey? it is) to Honey Bear's NEW home!

 

She is now dwelling in a lush, exotic garden setting within a natural forest opening. So perfect for her.

She is in good company, with some familiar friends already there. Several garden fish, Mirabelle Whale glass sculpture (you may remember her from last year) and a Tyee Salmon sculpture all from my studio. Plus the bountiful garden flowers you see in these images.

It was easy to leave her in her new surroundings, with so much love and care.

So long my dear bear friend.

 

 

"Honey Bear" with one of her creators, the metal worker, Ode Howard.

 

 

Me and my Honey Bear, fused glass and steel sculpture.

 

 

Fused glass flowers, already installed from a previous purchase by this collector. Nice home!

 

 

School of  my fused glass colourful garden fish, already living in Honey Bear's new home.

 

 

Another shot of the fused glass garden fish. Gorgeous garden for them.

 

With Gratitude. xoxo

Creating a Glass Heart (a commission)

I want to share a tiny bit about the process of creating a sculptural piece for a commission. I had a request from a client to create a piece that would honour the site of her loved one's buried ashes.  
My 1st thought as I spoke with the client was to create a large sculptural heart!! I hadn't made a steel/glass heart before and I knew the potential for something awesome was really high!
I am also recently working with a new metalworker, who also happens to be my life partner, the man I love....sooooo.....this was a beautiful 1st co-creation! very symbolic....
I am sharing various pix of the stages, from design, to metal work and then fused glass and adornment....
Enjoy......and feel free to ask any questions you may have!
full steel and glass heart, free standing in studio.

beginning to shape the steel heart
my new metalworker, Ode Howard

my design drawing and the beginnings of glass work

detail of glass work prior to fusing.
detail after fusing
Steel and fused glass heart, Studio shot with white background

3rd Annual Spring Show and Sale

 Saturday and Sunday June 15 and 16 from 10-4 both days

Tammy Hudgeon Studio
3rd Annual Spring Show and Sale
1790 Seymour Rd.
Gabriola Island, B.C.


garden art galore, glass windows, fused glass plates and platters, suncatchers and mixed media paintings.......

showing here a few studio shots of various pieces in process....come to the show to see the final results!

after the 1st fuse, in the kiln

before the 1st fuse, designer glass by me

fused glass Mule Deer image

fused glass Garden art, before 1st firing

fused glass garden art birds after firing and finishing

fused glass garden flowers pre fusing