Chicks Rule and Much More.......

12" x 12" mixed media on panel

well, apparently i am back at square one figuring out how to do this colour thing....since i got a new laptop....my old laptop was seriously under-rammed, so doing pretty well anything on the computer took sooooooo long.....but alas, i must learn a new system, cause i bought a mac.....recommended by 3 super talented, artsy friends of mine....it's a whole new world for sure.....

 anyway, as you can see, i am cooking up chickens in my kiln ....lots of 'em actually....in bowls, platters, teeny tiny little friendship gems, and also, sculptural pieces as shown below....i have not named her yet....i'm thinking something like "betsy"....................she has 3 blue eggs she's about to lay.....                 

and then, 2 of my images have just disappeared....so.... arghhhhh......moving on, the next image is a tiny little mixed media piece....this piece describes me perfectly...."homebody".....i love my little home and studio tucked away in the forest.....and  the next pic is this great little vintage chair that i bought at a garage sale last weekend....and i just LOVE it....stacked on it are colourful jars of glass frit...this is crushed glass...and i will show you the little gems that i made with frit next time....and then next up is another shot of of a chicken bowl....the flowers beside it were given to me by a good good friend of mine.....and the little pitcher the flowers are in is one that i made when i took a glassblowing workshop several years ago.....and then i discovered fusing, a perfect fit for my personality.. .....and now i am discovering mixed media......yay, i love them both, and they are sooo different (more on that in another post)........but the same sensiblities come through, colours and imagery i am attracted to.....as you will see when i figure out how to do this again and can post more paintings...... 

                                                                                                                                                                           

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new chair and jars of frit
"home body"  6" x 6" wood panel 

so, yah, i am finding this blogging and mac computer stuff much more difficult and technical than glass fusing, which is actually quite technical in itself......but i am determined to learn this cause i am really loving sharing with you all in this way...especially my mixed media pieces coming up...next post....stay tuned 


Groovy Glass Show and Sassy Chickens

Here are some pix of my glass from the Vancouver Island Glass Show, which just happened in Nanaimo on April 23rd....

 so, the 1st 2 pix are from the show...and it was a good show, very well attended...many talented glass artists, and quite a diverse array of glass art!! i think the show has mucho potential to grow and evolve into something quite cool.....the last pic is an image of a brand new bowl!! with long legged sassy chickens....i saw sooooo many chickens in bali, and i loved seeing them running all over.....truly Free Run chicks, which is kind of how i want to operate in the world, especially in my creative practice.....and that is the only kind of eggs i wanna eat!!!....even saw a chicken running through an art museum....really, ya gotta love that.....also, soon to come, well they are already created, just have to post them so you can see them too....free range chicken mixed media pieces!!!! i am really likin' the whole chicken thing, i have had chickens in my glass before ....aaaaaand  i will have some dogs coming into the scene too!!! bow wow!