September is here and I am working feverishly in my studio and in my office to get an exciting new project launched for you. I’m hopeful it will be ready by the end of this month. Being the right brained person I am, I’m juggling several different big tasks at one time. Sometimes it seems I’m not getting anywhere. Then all of a sudden things miraculously come together and WOW! I have a polished new offering to show and share.
Truth is, I’ve been planning this for more than a year. I’m really excited to tell you all about my new Glass Fusing Premium Video series. However, it’s not a competed package yet so the details about the membership levels has to wait for now. Though it seems I’ve been a quieter online lately, I assure you I’m firing my kilns regularly to bring you sparkling new, fun-to-make projects you will love.
You may know, Joe and I owned a stained glass gallery and retail store for 20 years. In the store we sold supplies, and we taught classes. We also produced and installed commission glass art for residences and public buildings. I enjoyed the daily interaction I had with fellow glass enthusiasts. I loved getting feedback on my creations from our clients and students.
Now, by design, I’m a full time studio artist working alone in my private studio. I love the artistic freedom it gives me to spend my days being a productive designer. I create when my muse strikes and not by the clock. I’m able to keep artist office hours too. You won’t get an email from me 9 am on a Monday morning. It’s more likely to arrive at 9 pm on a Thursday or Friday night after studio time.
I’d like your help!
There is an enormous amount of behind-the-scenes tasks that have to be completed before I can launch my new videos. And so I’m asking you, my fellow glass lover for help. Would you share your thoughts and give me feedback on some new graphic designs I want to share on my website and in my new eBooks?
Which glass fusing graph do you like best? Does the whimsical color version or the simple black and white one make you happy?
There is no right or wrong answer here. I thought it would be fun for you to help me shape the building blocks of my new videos and new eBooks.
For me, I’m an artist first and fabricator second. Color is my life. I don’t follow the crowd. I trailblazer forward without looking back. The color graph engages my fun loving visual learning mind.
I became interested in glass fusing because I was excited about the variety of beautiful art I could make. I learned about the technical aspects and restrictions later. It’s fun to think, my love for art made me an unlikely scientist who literally runs her own crazy experiments.
I’m aware that many glass enthusiasts have a different approach. You’re a fabricator first and artist second. You fell in love with glass fusing because you’re drawn to the dependability of the technical aspects. Plus, you get a thrill out of melting glass in a kiln to make amazing pieces of art. I get you. The simplicity of having your information delivered clearly in black and white is comforting.
I’ll also post these images on Facebook. Please click over there and vote for your favorite ones.
Here’s another comparison I’d like your feedback on.
Believe it or not, I don’t have a logo. After thirty five years as a working professional in the art business I thought it was time to change that.
Which one do you like best?
Thank you in advance for your help and feedback.
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How to Think Like an Artist
September 29, 2022
Essential Design and Color Theory for Every Artist
Exceptional art is no accident. It is the product of a strategic plan that employs thoughtful design and color decisions, made by a skilled artist. Outstanding art is the result of informed choices applied to a work of art from its conception and then carried out through to its completion.
In this comprehensive lecture, I’ll show you how to lay out your design to establish impactful compositions. I’ll explain how and why you should use color to create a light source, add visual depth, and create a sense of mood. You’ll learn how to use high-contrast colors to influence the viewers engagement with your art. You’ll see the importance of including recognizable subject matter and a focal point.
No matter where you are in your journey, your artistic approach will benefit significantly from the easy-to-develop practices outlined in this in-depth presentation with one of today’s most prolific and respected artists.
Don’t miss this fast-track opportunity to learn the age-old, hidden secrets employed by the great masters. Enjoy renewed artistic freedom with an understanding of the proven methods they used to create unforgettable original works of art.
Join me for this intimate, conversational live event to ignite your dormant creativity and experience a renewed awakening of your personal artistic strengths.
Sculptural Fused Glass, 4-Day, Hands-on Workshop, February 21-24, 2023
Register now. Class is limited to 3 students and held in my private studio in Wesley Chapel, Florida. All class materials are included.
Sculptural fused glass is the creation of three-dimensional forms that rise above a flat plane. Artists create 3-D works by using multiple methods and techniques with complete freedom of materials and process.
You’re invited to join me for this intense workshop held in my private studio in Wesley Chapel, Florida.
In this comprehensive class you’ll learn how to design, build and creatively display multiple stunning pieces of art that reflect your personal style.
You’ll push the boundaries glass imposes. You’ll use innovative approaches to design and combine multiple advanced techniques to construct original sculptural art. You’ll enjoy: the one-on-one instruction, making large scale projects, the well-equipped classroom, and the intimate class size.
Its hard-core fusing in a nurturing, relaxed environment. You’ll love the concentrated, in-depth study and creative momentum you’ll gain while actively producing nonstop, for four consecutive days. You’ll also learn how to design and build custom art glass displays that enhance your original work.
You’ll leave class with several completed sculptures, a working knowledge of kiln operation and custom project-specific firing guides. You’ll have the design confidence and hands-on experience to rise above and take your work to the next level.
This is the turning point workshop you’ve been waiting for! Let’s get fired up!
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Downloadable instructional videos for every skill level.