Spring Fever Part 2

 ok,ok, i'm nearing the  end of my skull mania....of course there will be more skulls, but you'll have to come find me to see them!!! these ones are on sturdy steel stakes...perfect for getting deep into the ground to keep 'em steady in all weather...

 this is bit closer up...i like them, they make me feel happy, they are kinda like pals already, they feel like they have their own character...and great beautiful WHITE teeth...already 2 are leaving home to other gardens!!!

 a real close up of this dude, notice he's got a fang on one side...

these last 2 pix are bowls and little tiny dishes....using the same simple frit technique....they feel very fresh, very spring like to me...and 2 smaller ones are on clear glass, even more light....it feels like it's time to lighten up....as you will soon see when i launch my new website....but i always have BLACK in there somewhere, to ground me i guess....it always feels essential.....

Spring Fever: Part 1

 This sign that says "All Kinds of Skulleton"..this was from bali....i loved the word skulleton....and in front of the shop was a huge pile of carved wooden skulls!!! it was early and they were still covered with a tarp and i did not get a pic (still kicking myself over that one)...but they looked really cool....this was in an area where everyone is a wood carver....so i decided to make a skulleton bowl, cause i really like the hanging skulls, and garden stake skulls, i don't find these skulls menacing at all, they are more in the spirit of the mexican celebration type skulls, so, ya know, a fiesta bowl!! .....i also liked the fresh spring look of the frit (crushed glass) on the white glass background so i carried on with other imagery as well....leaves, flowers, hearts have been appearing in my work for quite a while now....the bees and the blue  eggs just appeared last year.....and of course, along with eggs come chickens....which i will be sharing in my next post....many mixed media pieces with free range chicks....and also, a super groovy glass chicken....she's just in the oven right now, ready to come to life....i don't actually cook any chickens in my kiln of course, or even in my oven....being a veg type gal and all.....! chickens are not new in my glass work either, they go back a few years for sure.....i still like 'em...they are funny, funky birds...