Tuesday, June 30, 2009

latest stuff

Small (8" wide) piece. In progress--to display at Pilchuck when I'm there in July.

Bull engraving (from above--done on 1006bl/clb Lamberts)

Bull sketch--I dunno nuthin' about bulls...this was made from a composite of sources including photographs found on the net, a simple cartoon, images of the Taurus zodiac symbol and "Ferdinand the Bull" by Munro Leaf. This is all in preparation to do a piece on the theme of Minotaur.

Eyeballs before and after. The black ellipses are a second layer. I am pleased with how strangely labial they look! And when they're not labial, they look like fish or bugs...

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Crafts are fun....

But only for “everyone”....whomever that may be...certainly they’re not fun for everyone!

from http://www.unnecessaryquotes.com/

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

eyeballs versus lips

any thoughts...? I'm making a real quickie-tiny one to show when I teach at Pilchuck. The eyeballs...a bit trite..but then again, they're freaking EYEBALLS and have an automatic engaging thing going on with the viewer's eyeballs responding on an animal level. Lips are nice...the sexiest part, if you ask me...but not as powerful an image, perhaps. What say you, good people?

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Not quite the G.A.S. Conference

Light, vent and mildew stain.

Dale Chihuly's worst nightmare ($90)



Uh oh...it appears to be lit...

Steve and I at the Dinosaur BBQ in Syracuse NY

But what I did after....drove with Steve Easton to an antiques junk mall near Rochester...it added three hours to the trip home but it was fun as heck! And I like taking pictures....so here are some.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Doreen Garner

Doreen making great stuff...

detail of window above

Mad props to the fantastic Doreen Garner who was my assistant at Penland. She is incredibly talented and wonderful in all ways.

Penland class

Top row: Steve Ramsey, Barbara Atkinson, Mariko Brenner, Louis Sarris, Amy Atkins, Jeanne Forrest
Bottom Row: Doreen Garner, Samantha Hookway, Me, Kathy Jordan, Slate Grove (Penland glass shop coordinator)

Louis Sarris

Samantha Hookway

Mariko Brenner

Kathy Jordan

Jeanne Forrest

Amy Atkins

Steve Ramsey

Barbara Atkinson

Some pictures of my student's work at the recent Penland workshop--I was blown away by how fabulous they were!