Monday, April 26, 2010

Man is this flame HOT! This photo is a new one of me working on a large custom order. It’s good to push the limits of what we are able to create, and for that reason I am happy to make this request a reality. It just takes so much time, my shoulders were aching halfway through. You know that point where you are knee-deep into something and start second-guessing whether you should have embarked on that road at all? This is where I was, though in the photo I am nearing the finish line on this particular cane. Why can’t there be a snooze button on everyday tasks? Just putting them off without a button isn’t as satisfying ;)

Also, I’d like a Ctrl-Z function for regular life. That would be great. Thanks :P

Monday, April 19, 2010

Art for the Animals Auction Started Today!

The auction is live, so go check it out!  I saw a number of intriguing, tasteful, funny, colorful, serious, etc. pieces of art up for grabs, so if you want to buy (online silent auction!) a gift for someone that will help feed and support abandoned animals, this is the place to go.  View the Auction Page

We have a purple seahorse and a minty green turtle in the auction, and right now the bidding is just at $5 each!  Hurry though, the animals are waiting ;)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

New Member of the Fire Divas

Just a quick update: I've joined the Fire Divas - a group of talented artisans and artists blazing their way through the interwebs ;).  It's a very interesting group, so please take a moment to visit the blog and see what's new with the ladies by clicking the banner below.  More to come, as well as some new glass pieces and a possible spin-off blog of mine to get some of the nature stuff its own spotlight... Stay tuned!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Art for the Animals : Riverside Animal Shelter's Art Fundraiser

The timing may be different than their usual pre-Christmas affair, but the cause is the same:  Art for the Animals is the yearly Riverside Animal Shelter's premier (in my opinion) fundraising event.  It involves artists across various mediums donating their works of art for an online auction and competition.  I'm not interested in the competition, since I think I'm the only glassworker that donates, and I don't think it translates into competition with the very talented painters who put their hearts and souls onto canvas.  We do it for the cats and dogs (and other assorted adoptable animals) at our local shelters.  100% Of the funds raised from selling ours and others' art gets put towards creating a better environment for these temporarily-between-homes animals.  See flyer and website Here.

So in line with that, what should we donate?  I have some choice pieces available to bring in under the wire on Monday, but I was hoping to make something different, new, fresh -- for the kitties.

Our own two kitties were once from the Riverside shelter, and are now in the lap of kitty-luxury.  Well, at least they get plenty of food, tons of lovin, fake mice that squeak, rattley plastic balls to play with, and a nice cat-condo-like piece of carpeted furniture from which they may gaze out upon the hummingbird feeder and backyard.  Yep -- this is the life...

Back to the studio now, but check out their website if you want to visit the online auction once things get underway.  It's a great way to add a new piece of fun art to your decor while simultaneously helping those animals in need.  How can you say no to a face like that?