Friday, August 21, 2009

Fused Glass Birds

I'm making these "Gooney Birds" for a gallery nearby. The great thing is... they keep "flying" out of there! They are surprisingly popular. They are fun to make and they are all different. My favorite part may be the copper wire legs, and I've noticed that they seem to be getting longer and bigger as I make more.

A few more for Ilona (sorry for the poor photos)...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Christine Brallier and I made a pact that we were going to do at least five minutes of sketching every day. It's something I wish I did regularly since I enjoy it and it helps me become a better artist, but I rarely do it! But now I have made a pact with a friend AND I'm declaring it here to the world (or at least to the one or two people that might read this) that I will sketch for at least 5 minutes a day from here on out. So far two days successfully completed! I also want to do 60 situps a day, but that's another story...

Anyone want to join us (sketching or sit-ups!)?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

"Bad Hair Day" is finished!

She's finished! (Detail above, scroll down to see the whole piece.)

Today I grouted the mosaic. It took me a little longer than usual because there were uneven pieces throughout. I average about an hour to grout a piece, this took about 1 hr 15 min. Total time was about 15 hours. The piece is 42"h x 12"w.

After grouting, I etched my signature in the glass and took photos. I always take the photos through photoshop to square them up (so the edges aren't crooked), crop them, and get them set for my website, which means making a drop shadow behind it and making a 1" button.

Now... what to do next...

Monday, August 3, 2009

Ready for Grout

I finished gluing tiles for Bad Hair Day today. I'm planning on grouting it tomorrow. I hadn't worked on it since mid last week. With the beautiful weather and the way our schedules work, I do most of my work M-W. I don't get much done, but it's been great being outside enjoying summer!