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.
ToÂ 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.
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.
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.
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.
With Gratitude. xoxo
|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|
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|