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 in development stage.

The current project will measure about 6ft long x 20" tall, framed in steel, to hang horizontally from a beautiful wood beam.

The clients and I came up with the overall look and feel of the piece. They expressed their desire to have something created as an installation piece.

Orca were on their mind.

They have a seaside home and often see these magnificent whales from their home! AMAZING!

We met with them in their home, and they also came to my studio and we planned and played with ideas.

As you may know, I LOVE all wild creatures! It is a pleasure to be working with this kind of magnificent being in imagery. I have been loving to play and imagine the feel of the immense energy of orca as they surface the waves.

"To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from." Terry Tempest William

Orca in watercolour on paper

Cutting glass pieces for orca.

Before the Fuse, glass pieces cut and assembled and ready to fuse.

Here is an awesome video made just recently in waters near where I live.

I didn't have the honour of the orca sighting in this video, but I had an incredible time seeing a huge pod or orca from the exact same spot once before. Check it out!

Stay tuned to see the final project.

Maybe you have an idea for a custom piece for your home? Send me a message, let's talk!


Blue Trees and Sacred Studio Space

Wowsies! well, I am kind of slow off the start with my blog postings this year.....I guess that goes along with my idea of S L O W I N G down with some real intention this year....

I am working a lot in my studio this month....sometimes January is a slower time in my studio naturally...however this year that is not the case at all....so this is good practice for me to REMEMBER to calm down, slow down and really enjoy the whole process....and I must say that I am remembering  this intention much more often!
I am finally learning to "kiss the earth with my feet"......in other words, to feel my connection to ALL as I move through my days and nights....
these pix show a work in progress, for an architectural commission....more to come on this one....I am loving it.
I am also creating a new altar/sacred space in my beloved studio....a dedicated space to breathe and remember what is real, what it's all about.....

fused glass panels before firing

close-up detail of flower before firing

2 panels fused, 1 showing, 2 still being created