Archive for March, 2010

2010 Alamosa Art Walk

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

I have three pieces entered in the Art Walk this year.  Two of which are in re-purposed frames.  “From Linda’s Window” entitled because of the old carving in the back of the frame.  “Apache Point” and “Spirit of the Sun”.  I anticipate this year’s Art Walk to be as successful as last year.  It brings together all the various talents of the area.

I’ll Be Workin’ for the Railroad!

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

I recently made a proposal to the RGSR  board  for a project at the newly renovated & remodeled building which now houses the Welcome Center & the Depot for the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad.

There are three individual window openings high in the walls of this grand new space which are great for windows depicting scenes of the railroad and our glorious Colorado landscapes.

My proposal was accepted and newly easeled in my studio is the first of the panels; the little old yellow depot which will soon be moved to Monte Vista.

“Spirit of the Sun”

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

For some time I wanted to do another “Sun”; with the friendly open & smiling face in bright summer colors.  Having done a few of various sizes in the past, I knew these are usually good sellers.  But I wanted to do ‘more’ with the design & thus was born the idea of ‘how’ this giant orb affects the whole of our lives & environment.  How could I represent ‘wind’, for example…

After a few studio  mishaps, this is what finally evolved…

(this is also now available as a print; contact me if interested).

Upon seeing it, several friends, (and the hubs), suggested sending it to the “CBS Sunday Morning” show.  After pursuing this course; I submitted a shot of it to the Art Challenge as required & was shortly notified thereafter that it was juried into the CBS Sun Art Library & will be featured on the program later in the year.

UPDATE:  This was aired Easter Sunday, April 4th and I will receive a tape of the segment shortly!

New Life For Old Windowsills!

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

I am lucky enough to have access to a number of old windowsills, some of which still have remnants of  glass and plaster.  In this day of recycling I like the idea of creating my work within these vintage frames.  As a trade for a few of these,  I have inserted my glass and the re-purposed frames have gone to live new lives.

this particular piece, entitled “Road Home to Mt. Blanca” was commissioned by the wife of my most favorite college professor, for their son, David.  It now resides in Indiana.

New Project for a New Gallery!

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Laura Murphy, friend, professor & extraordinary fiber artist, has been working for several years on opening her gallery.  When she asked me to design a piece for the new space I jumped at the chance.  The name of her gallery brought immediately to  mind lattices & greenery & she said that fit her vision as well, if I could incorporate images of her logo into the whole.  This is the final drawing agreed upon.  She loved the Luna Moth!

I have decided to show the actual process from drawing through cutting, foiling, soldering & framing on this project.

The completed piece was successfully installed just prior to Christmas ’09 and the gallery opening was  great!

In trade for my glass work I will receive a hand crafted piece of wearable art from a true master!