Pottery Bowl

Pottery Bowl
Archies' Base & Pam's Green glazes

Pottery Bowl

Pottery Bowl
with tree appliques

Johnny's Trees

Johnny's Trees

Johnny's Trees

Johnny's Trees
Woodburning on plank

All That Jazz

All That Jazz
Fused glass

All Polished UP

All Polished UP
Canvas/nail polish

Friday, April 8, 2011

Glass Craft and Bead Expo

We just returned from the Glass Craft and Bead Expo in Las Vegas at the South Point Hotel and Casino. Great place and great educational opportunity - I recommend it, even though the classes are expensive.

I took classes from Dan Jenkins (slip cast mold making), Petra and Wolfgang Kaiser (using Kaiser Lee Board for molds for fused glass) and Photopolymer Masking by Sharon and Barry Kaiser. All the classes were well organized and worthwhile. Now I need to lay in some new supplies so I can practice the techniques I learned.

Another note: I have finished some small clay sculptures that are part of my Whimsical Snapshots of Life on the Prairie series (first part of the series: small acrylic paintings). I plan to get some photos taken and posted here in May...or perhaps earlier.

I get to babysit our grand daughter, Brooke, for two weeks - she normally lives in Wichita but will be a North Dakota baby for a few weeks! Yay!

My Favorites

  • books by Harlan Coben
  • Chagall's I and the Village
  • Our three daughters
  • Touring in Japan, Australia and New Zealand
  • Floating in the Dead Sea
  • My wonderful husband for 33+ years
  • "I love you, too, Grandma" by Taylor
  • Viewing the sunrise from Mount Sinai
  • Van Gogh's Irises
  • Monet's Water Lillies
  • Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett


About Me

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North Dakota, United States
Born and raised in Williston, North Dakota. Degrees in Occupational Therapy (never chose to work in the field) and Visual Arts. Married for 33 years to a super wonderful guy, three daughters - all three are talented, educated, contributing, beautiful members of our great big world. I am so proud of them...they are my best accomplishment to date! I love to make art and teach about it, too. An etsy friend recently shared this quote with me from St. Francis of Assisi: "He who works with his hands is a laborer, he who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman, he who works with his hands, his head and his heart is an artist." I think it is a wonderful statement!