Sunday, October 26, 2008

My Art Studio Renovation, Part 2

We are almost finished with my art studio renovation. This past week, Brandon, my electrician, installed a ceiling fan, wired lights, added new switches and moved outlets. Here he is hard at work installing the ceiling fan.

Brandon is very friendly and has an excellent work ethic. His company, C&M Electric, Inc., is located in Dallas, GA.

Only a few more items and my studio will be finished--yippee!!! Stay tuned for another update soon.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Event: The Shoppes at Powers Ferry Fall Festival

I'd like to thank everyone for their patronage this past weekend during the 5th Annual Art on the Lawn Festival. I enjoyed meeting you and commiserating over the joy our pets bring us.

My next art show celebrates the grand opening of Dunkin' Donuts. We call them "Dough Butts". Homer Simpson calls them "Dooooonuts". What do you call them? Tell me under "comments" at the end of this post.

My art will be available for purchase during The Shoppes of Powers Ferry Fall Festival this upcoming Saturday, October, 25, 2008, from Noon to 7pm at:

The Shoppes of Powers Ferry
2022 Powers Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30339

A pet costume contest starts the party at 12:30pm. Dress up your baby in a costume to compete for prizes in originality, most scary and of course, cutest. Here is my baby-dog, Lucy, in her costume from last year. Isn't she sweet?

The afternoon will feature something for everyone including a fine arts show, live music from 4-6pm and discounts/specials from The Shoppes at Powers Ferry. The stores in the center include:

Dunkin Donuts (Dough Butts!)
Smoothie King
Doc Green’s
Moe’s Southwest Grill (Welcome to Moe's)
The Vineyard Wine Market (good libations)
Myschka Salon
The Star Boutique (trendy clothes)
Bonehead’s Grilled Fish
Rooster’s Barber Shop (massages too)
Beltone Hearing Centers
Carriage Cleaners

I'll be displaying my pet art in booths 9 and 10. I'm looking forward to seeing your baby in costume. (Halloween is my favorite holiday.)

Dooooonuts! Dooooonuts! Dooooonuts! I'm in a trance like Homer over Dunkin' Dooooonuts!!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Project: Glass Fusing, Funky Faces--"Mole"

Currently, I am studying glass under the direction of award-winning glass artist, Teresa Barns. I've always been attracted to the sparkling properties of glass. I enjoy the way light reflects from it creating ever-changing attributes.

Here is my first project entitled "Mole". (Click on image for a close-up view.)

I created this piece using a tack fuse verses a full fuse process. Tack fusing gently melts the glass in place allowing the 3-D texture of the glass to remain in tact.

"Mole" is part of my new series entitled Funky Faces, which means you'll be seeing more of these eclectic abstract caricatures as I create them. Two more Funky Faces are ready for firing this week. Yee-ha! (Cross your fingers they come out okay. Glass can be finicky in the kiln.)

"Mole" is available for purchase on my website. And what perfect timing with Halloween just around the corner. Boo!