Friday, August 31, 2012

Trip to Cary

This past weekend, I was able to go to Cary, NC for their annual Lazy Daze Festival. This was the one that was cancelled last year when Hurricane Irene blew into North Carolina.

It was a great festival! There were over 380 artist from all across the county! The weather was perfect. It turned out overcast, breezy and cool. From what I heard, that was a big change from the usual 95+ weather that they usually have for the day.

My mom working my booth.
I was blessed to have my mom and mom-in-law along with me. They were a huge help, and I could not have handled the crowd without them. I think of all the festivals I have done, this was the most well attended. I think the cool weather was an incentive to be there even in the afternoon hours.

Below are a few recent fused glass pendants that I took to Cary...thankfully some of them didn't make the trip back home.



Monday, August 20, 2012

LUNATIKlife Contest

I got word today that one of my Paper by 53 drawings placed in the top 10 of the LUNATIKlife digital drawing contest. Below is the drawing and here is a link to see the winning drawings. I was so excited to get the news! I have really enjoyed exploring the possibilities of digital drawing with the Paper by 53 iPad app. I try to draw and post one drawing each day. It was fun to submit some of those to the LUNATIKlife contest earlier this summer. After reviewing the other winning entries, I feel honored to have been included!


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Glass Houses...

Friday, I started playing with a pile of glass scraps, small pieces leftover from other projects. I had been thinking of trying to create some little glass houses, and all the tiny leftover triangles captured my imagination and seemed perfect for doing just that. Below are a few more of the finished pendants. I brought these to full fuse. I think I may do a few soon and try tack fusing them so that the small pieces retain their shape a little more, but I was pleased with these.