Like any artist, I try to remember to take pictures of all of my finished work. Sometimes when I am in a hurry, it doesn't happen.  Or, I don't look at the finished picture before I sell the piece and it turns out to be blurry, or too dark, or whatever.

I don't propose to say that I am any kind of professional photographer and I know I am not that great at setting up interesting layouts. 

But, I have always wanted to reproduce images of my glass work to sell as greeting cards.  I have a photographer friend, John Hummel, who told me about these fabulous folding cards that hold your 4 x 6" photo.   I printed out a bunch of candidates for potential cards and these are the ones I ended up using. 









I am considering selling them in sets as I have photographed them above.  That way I don't end up with "orphans".  Also, I think they have more impact and I can sell them at a better price that way.   We'll see if there is any interest.


Fall Shows

Just wanted to give you a quick update of my upcoming shows for this fall.  I am going to be a very busy little bee!

October 1st - I will have space at the Crestline Art-Tiques Walk from 4pm to 8pm.  This includes a wine walk put on by the Crestline Chamber of Commerce.

October 8th - Pine Cone Festival in Twin Peaks.  A wonderful mountain experience with Pine Cone art, music and contests!

October 15 & 16 - Big Bear Oktoberfest in Big Bear, CA.  Should be tons of fun with art, music and BEER!

November 4th - First Friday at The Lake House in Cedar Glen.  I am one of the featured artists for this event happening 4 to 7pm - come on down for Wine, Hors d’oeuvres, Friendship & Fine Art!  What a great way to start your weekend !

November 6th - Festival of Fine Art in Redlands.  This will be an all day Sunday show.  It is a fine event with wine, pianist and upscale art and artists.  It is being held in the old Fox Theatre in downtown Redlands.  I am really looking forward to seeing the old building and the history of it.

November 19 & 20 - Arts and Crafts show at the Oak Glen Retreat in Oak Glen, CA.  This is the heart of one of Southern California's apple orchard areas.  I expect lots of good apple foods and wonderful new artists.

November 25, 26, 27 - Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair at the San Moritz Lodge in Crestline, CA.  I did this show last year for the first time and had a lot of fun!  The lodge is large, warm and inviting and the variety of arts and crafts is just great!

December 10th - Christmas Tree Lane Lighting Ceremony and Winter Arts and Crafts Festival in Altadena, CA.  This one is fantastic.  There is one street overhanging with majestic deodars that are strung with over 10,000 holiday lights.  The festival has music, arts and crafts and of course, the trees are lit.  

Autumn Trio

I have been working on stuff like crazy and I don't think the pace will slow until around December 11th.  I look forward to seeing some of you at one or more of my shows.  Happy Fall!!

It's not too early.... Is it?

Ornements 5

It's not too early to start planning for the holiday show season, is it?  Last year in the Lake Arrowhead Mountain Art's Co-Op Gallery that I belong to they set up a Christmas tree and artists were invited to hang their handmade ornaments for sale.

I hung some that I had made in previous years and sold a few of them, however I felt completely unprepared. 

This year, I had been rolling an idea around in my head and this is what I came up with.  Clear glass squares 2" wide, hand painted with my signature trees and liquid gold or white gold stars painted on each tree.  Each ornament has 2 squares of glass and in between is a combination of paint, frit and/or mica powders.  I fused in wire rings on the tops and bottoms and used a cotton cord for hanging and matching glass beads dangling off of the bottoms.

The glass catches the light and the sweet little trees show off the holiday spirit.

I think my favorite so far is this pale blue and silver one. (My hubby says it looks like the Crystaline Entity - from Star Trek - What does he know?)

Ornaments 2 - blue