Solstice Spirit Studio (what a finish!)

Yay! I packed and shipped my last art for the year 2015!

I always hold sacred the art that I ship out to new homes.

These pieces feel even more so as the requests for this work only arrived after I sent out my December newsletter.

My newest painting found a home almost instantly. It is named "Seafarers", and they are indeed seafaring as they sail off on a trip that will encompass 3 ferry rides before finally getting hOMe to a remote island.

The Sacred Salmon heads to the tall grass prairies, and the Spirit Totem goes to the even wilder far west coast.

I had some help with packing this time...well, more accurately I would say I "allowed" Ode to help me this time.

2016 will see me bringing in more systems to assist me in my biz! and more opportunities for me to share my art with you.

Think cool graphics of my art on tote bags, pillows and cards. Watch for it!

Thank YOU all so much for supporting my art, my studio.

p.s. you can see under "giving back" in the menu on this site all of the things you help to support when you support my studio. It all makes the world a better place. Thank you. xoxoxo

 

 

fused glass Spirit Totem, fused glass fish, mixed media painting, Seafarers.

 

 

Fused glass and mixed media paintings all packed and ready for shipping.

 

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour 2015 Part 1(a pictorial)

Thank you thank you thank you to all of the peeps who choose to visit my studio during the Amazing Thanksgiving Studio Tour!

YOU make it happen! So many lovely happy people in my studio that weekend.  Here are some pix. More to come later, and some stories too.

Thank you to the wonderful, hardworking and generous Gabriola Arts Council for organizing and running this fabulous event. You can support this group yourself if you are a fan of art and culture!

 

Outside the Studio

 

 

Pinwheel and Crows

 

 

Pinwheel Grande and Bouquet, both sold.

 

 

Crows, steel and glass. SOLD

 

 

Wood framed fused glass windows.

 

 

Window hangings, spirit houses.

 

 

Glass and paintings.

 

 

Paintings and glass

 

 

Garden Art, steel and fused glass.

 

 

Mixed media paintings

 

 

Totems

 

 

Fused Glass

 

 

Paintings, glass

 

 

Fused glass, all sorts and sizes

 

 

Superpower Bird Totem and paintings

 

 

GGlass and Starbelly painting

 

 

fused glass orca

 

 

Paintings

 

 

Glass, and my glass cutting table.

xoxox

A New Look (feels like hOMe)

Tammy Hudgeon biz cards

Rack Cards by Eikcam
I am LOVING my new biz cards and rack cards! This time around the space for mixed media work is equal to the glass! This feels very holistic and cohesive to me.
It is awesome to work with a designer who really gets me, who understands how I want to show myself in the world...especially because I am not going to take the time to learn all the skills to do graphic design myself.
And it very definitely is an ART form.
I am grateful to work with Grace Lee, now Grace Geisbrecht. I send her my images,  she requests various doodles and drippy ink bits from me and transforms all of the pieces into these beautiful and funky designs. Very ME! 
You can see some of her many creative offerings here @  Eikcam 
Grace is one of those amazing multi talented people who beautifully works and plays all angles of creativity, and she is a new Mom to boot! 
Amazing Grace....thank YOU

West End Show Pix

I have huge gratitude.....

our opening @ The West End Gallery was beautiful! lots of people, new friends and old friends....my glass sculptures shown at their best, the whole floor of the gallery was my fused glass, the walls were Grant Leier and Nixie Barton paintings....great lighting, great display....

West End Gallery, fused glass @ night

fused Glass sculptures in front window

fused glass sculptures @ West End Gallery

more fused glass sculptures, fused glass trees

Fused glass salmon sculptures

love that glass!

me and my fused glass tree sculpture

fused glass flower bouquet

I am very grateful....thank you to everyone who came out to the show, to the West End Gallery for creating space for my sculptures, and art appreciators of all kinds.....

Joyful Effort

i have been a regular user of the word "busy" in the past but i am the process of dropping it from my vocabulary...at least in terms of myself.....i have come to see it as being an ego reinforcer....as in "I'm so busy" having a secondary meaning of "I'm so important".....so i am working on dropping it....

my story today is that i am grateful to have all the opportunities to create and share my artwork....and i have been very happily occupied with many new things.....here are a few with links....

1. Sandwell Slough Show.....this is a local show with several artists creating work based on raising awareness of a beautiful and threatened area on our lovely island....my pieces were of my "Heron" series of glass art

2. Glass Christmas ornaments to Crafthouse Gallery in Vancouver

3. New glass art to Vernon Public Art Gallery

4. 3 New paintings to Resolution Gallery in Calgary for an event called "The Tea Party" in conjunction with "The Naked Leaf Tea Company"

5. Preparing new mixed media paintings for a solo showing at Artzi Stuff in Nanaimo in early
November....

and working on orders for commissioned pieces, flower bouquets for The Shayne Gallery

and many more things including travels and family....

Gratitude Every Day mixed media painting

May you inner self be secure and happy mixed media painting

This Sacred Land mixed media painting