The uprising energy of the seasonal shift into spring brings renewal in all realms of life. Spring bears opportunity and choice–opportunity to begin again, to begin anew, to let go and lighten your load, to clear and cleanse, to welcome in and embrace, to create the future moment by moment, and perhaps to choose paths previously unseen. Everything is familiar and yet nothing is as it has been.
I have recently found myself gifted with small openings of time and space. I have chosen to use some of this towards reinvesting energy into my glassworks studio. I am spring cleaning, connecting to this beloved mode of creative expression that is part of me, and making new works for the coming art events of summer.
Thank you for being here! Stay tuned for future updates.
In the spring spirit of change and transformation, I have some news to announce. I am now a registered horticultural therapist (HTR) –hooray! And, I am currently in a graduate school counseling program. This all means that I have had to scale way down on glasswork, however, I am not giving it up! After reflection and reassessment, I have decided to close my Etsy shop, to focus on local sales and festivals. Stay tuned for opportunities to catch me at upcoming art festivals.
I will be at the Clark County Recycled Arts Festival for my 6th year! The festival is Saturday June 24th & Sunday June 25th. This may be my only festival this summer. Click the image above for more information.
I recently received some textured glass in my scrap bin that I collect on a regular basis from Alpine Glass Service in Portland, OR. I have found that this glass does not mix well with the other scrap-glass that I receive, however, it does fuse well to itself. I cut and layered two rounds of this beautiful textured glass and fused them over a drop-ring mold to create the candle-holder that you see below.