Mindful Creating

Golden Buddha with ceramic art at my studio entrance

ok, well...maybe not always mindfully creating....however....I am becoming much more aware of  how I approach my creative world, my whole life really....in how I manage the many opportunities to create, connect and show.....starting to really understand what factors are considered in the choices I make....and the more aware I am, the more I can make decisions from my heart....

for example...instead of thinking "I should go in that show" ...or.....some other artist is doing this...maybe i "should" too....whenever I use the word Should I know I need to look a little closer at my motivations....there is always something to learn.....

sooooo......moving along now.....

coming up soon, May 18th!  I am in a show at the West End Gallery in Victoria B.C. with the amazing Grant Leier and Nixie Barton! I have some new new ideas and fun circular shapes in my glass! I am really liking the outcome......YAY!!

Bears and Salmon Part 2

i want to share a few more pix from the show......the only one with a person in it is a friend who is meeting Ursula the glass bear for the 1st time.....it was love at 1st sight!!! thank you to all who came out to see the show...it continues on at Gabriola Artworks till the end of the august.....

i rarely put pix of myself in my blog or on facebook.....any opinions about this people? should i be putting pix and me and my art too?

Ursula in glass and her friend, on the painting

Ursula the Glass Bear and a new friend!

large glass salmon...32" long

glass windows and bowls

more fused glass bowls 

Glass Bear bowl 

Salmon and their reflections

more of the big glass fish

glass bowls, glass fish and glass window

more bowls

close-up of glass bear bowl

glass peace platter
more mixed media painting

fish and bears!

blue tree window

glass bear with irid glass

glass crow bowl

Wild thing, Bear painting

A Few New Faces!!!

hey everyone!!! i wanted to introduce you to some of my new pals....they've been hanging around my studio a lot in the last little while....but i am going to take them out to a show this thursday, aug.4th....right here on gabriola island, @ gabriola artworks....this is of course, my art show....and these little faces belong to a few of my newest creations.....i've kinda been all over the map this year with ideas and work....but it's all connected, at least from my perspective....aaaaaand, i have been having a real good time in my studio!!! i LOVE creating in my wonderful amazing studio space!
Close up, Jolene

 and, i absolutely, totally LOVE sharing all of my creations with all of you....so come on by and have a look, meet some new friends...and have a fun ole time!!!!

top chicken on totem pole