Thursday, January 31, 2008

Borosilicate Glass Pendants

I love the way a simple borosilicate glass pendant glows in the light, polychromatic as it is. This pendant is one dot of a fantastic color behind a globe of clear.

Last week at Aquila I taught a class in making pendants, we had a real good time and made some beautiful glass! The picture above was the first exercise, a little amber purple under a ball of clear. Beautiful eh?! Below you can see a picture of part of the class hard at work having fun. You can sign up for my classes thru the studio or thru PCC - there is a link on the right.

Friday, January 25, 2008

mobile swap

mobile swap button
Originally uploaded by elsiemarley
There is an awesome Mobile Swap going on started by Elsie Marley in her fabulous blog. Artists from all over the world are creating mobiles and sending them to each other.

Being that I am such a huge fan of mobiles - I just think this is fantastic!

I wanted to extend a big HELLO to the participants - so here ya go:

For all swap participants: if you order a mobile from my Etsy shop I will send you a free one as well! 2 for 1!

the fine print: when you are checking out make sure that you put in the "notes to seller" that you are a mobile swap participant.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Live What You Love

P is for Passion
P is for Pellegrini
P is for Pelican

I was checking out this photograph this morning and noticed the title of the book: "Live What You Love." While I have no idea what the book is actually about, I can share my opinion on the matter.

I sit here in worn down jeans and basking in the glow of the morning sun. Loving what you do is an accomplish. We live in the flow of capitalism, paying the bills and providing for a comfortable life. I do love to live comfortably - but do I live to love comfort? Perhaps :) And to find that comfort is a journey into itself. I have always been one to choose the road less traveled. Why fight the inner voice? We each have something that floats our boat, and wouldn't it be a beautiful world if we could all live what we love, rather than living life crammed in a cube wearing business attire.

The photos of my little glass lady was taken by Danielle Anthony - please check out her beautiful photography shop on Etsy and her blog - such talent!