Here I go my second time blogging! Thanks everyone for the positive comments. It does feel weird posting into cyberspace. Yes, I have always enjoyed glass and wanted to venture out and learn it. Before beginning this art all I knew was stained glass and glass blowing. I had never heard of fused glass. It is an easy transition into creating unique work with minimal experience. But then that is where it ends! Fusing glass is not just an art form, but it is a work in progress. Once you get the bug, as I did, then you are hooked and want to do more. There is so much to know and the learning never ends. Technique, technique, technique, that is what is used to develop and apply new and innovative works of art. I enjoy the opportunity I am provided to develop new creations through exploration. The ability to add materials to glass and to twist and turn it in so many ways opens up doors of opportunity to designing and creating. It allows me the ability to be my own inventor. This is exciting!
Developing originality and personalized techniques through trial and error is what drew me closer to the world of fused glass. I encourage you to explore the possibilities that are available and enjoy the application of materials and innovation in this great art form. Join me in the journey of fused glass making.
A little add on........Tuesday is my birthday and I am so happy I have found a lifelong hobby. I suggest everyone be passionate about something they enjoy and yes, get out there and do it! I am glad I did,
Now that the holiday season is upon us we have a storewide sale, save up to 50% off. We also have specials now on our fused glass classes. Save, buy it now and redeem it next year. Good for gifts or better yet, buy a gift certificate All is good!
Here's my first blog for this year. I would venture to say it is my only true one. I have found an art form I am actually good at! I understand it and know how to work with it. I love the fact I can envision new creations, and that enlightens me.
I am a certified educator in the areas of special education, hearing impaired and library media. Who would have dreamed I would be doing both art and teaching simultaneously and successfully? Not me!!!!!!!
After remodeling this worn out building into a newly remodeled gallery in 2009/10, I moved in! It is now a vibrant place to create art. Glass, and other mediums. I embrace new and different art forms and sell them to the shoppers that are amazed at the unique art in one building.
In November of 2012 I stepped into a new school, feet forward, setting up a needed special education program. I administered and also provided the special education services to the students in this elementary school. As I look at my background I have a long history of establishing new, innovative programs. Middle school and elementary library media centers, special education programs and this gallery that supports artists and instructs individuals, groups and other agencies. I love what I do and embrace all the energy I have worked with in founding these enterprises. I have no regrets.
My desire is to be helpful and inspiring to others. I have a passion in educating and imparting useful information. I would love to start chatting about areas that have an interest to others verses to me. Though I must say I do have a lot I would love to chat about!
Please, comments, comments.