Monday, April 26, 2010

Mr. Tree, "How tall are you?"

video

Just click on the arrow and see my tree video.

This past week I spent some time in Iron Mountain, Michigan. I was there for a week. This is moose country...although I didn't see any moose, I was amazed at all this tall skinny trees.
















Saturday, April 3, 2010

a few things I did during my week at home.....

A closer look at the trio inside someones home.....another photo is below. One photo is during the bright light - the other is a later time during the day. At night-time, the colors of glass look different.
I was on the road traveling for five weeks. California, Illinois, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. I had one week at home before I headed out again on Easter Sunday for another four weeks in travel. Personal time becomes so precious so I chose to plug myself into the things that fuel my engine. These next few entries lists some things I did.


I sent off some information about my glass art to a gallery in Taos, New Mexico this week. Victoria this is for you. The photo above was a private commission.
Some pieces from my "Spirit of the West" collection. This collection was successfully juried into an Exhibit at the Price Tower Art Center last August in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.


This piece now hangs in Cottonwood, California and is no longer for sale. I do enjoy simple landscape designs. This is titled: Oklahoma Abstract Sunset, which was inspired by the view I had during my long jogs on an Oklahoma summer evening around dusk.



"Pawnee Belle" - still one of my favorites. Her tassels from her coat came from a broken lampshade, Indian head nickles adorn her jacket. I completed two other glass portraits which included Medicine Man and Osage Warrior.


The Buffalo - Western Landscape collection. The glass panels were hung with horse harness that geodes hung loosely from. They were turquoise in color. I liked the idea of combining glass with leather and wood and natural glass rocks.






got my piece of art out of layaway....

Look at the face of this calf - dreamy - isn't it? I was drawn to the colors that this artist used with the subject. The artist's name is Paula Jones who is also becoming a new artful friend. Visit her art at the Act One Gallery in Taos, New Mexico.

admired my own art in my house....

I wish I could say this is my own art, but it is only on loan. Jack Hill painted this and I just love it. Psychdelic flowers....coming atcha!!!

finished my own psychedelic painting - finally...really....seriously.




I just let myself go on this crazy painting. I was inspired by some works created by Jack Hill two years ago. I added glitter and these fuschia metal flowers to the design. I have no idea what I am doing when I paint and maybe that is a good thing....


cleaned out my school/bus studio....

My bus looks a little barren out there, but soon this area will be covered is green leaves, with branches hanging down that will frame this work of art-school bus. I went through glass I never would use, swept out the leaves, organized all my colors. I had not been inside except once since I had broken my ankle on Christmas Day. It is ready to go when I am ready.

embellished my old blue cast....




Put some vintage flower pins on it, added some glass gems and beads....I want to use it as a bird house....so I am thinking of how I will do that. This cast helped me get from one place to another without hurting my ankle. This accident was no accident as it has helped me to slow down and be less independent....and I needed to learn that.


...enjoyed my flowers...

fuchsia geranium bloom....
some pink roses from a friend....

spray painted my pot metallic rust and planted marigolds....


...attended a wedding....




Jim's daughter got married....this explains his big smile. His daughter is Angela and she was a beautiful bride.


...got my new and first pair of shoes since I broke my ankle...


So far - they feel great...I still have to wear my air cast occasionally...as I am in transition from the air cast into the shoe and just learning how to walk with two feet again...something I have not done in three months. Wow - learning to walk again at fifty...hmmmm.....