Wednesday, April 24, 2013

White Wing Dove

This guy was nice enough to pose as he waited for the feeder. He even put on some eyeliner for Sunday brunch. I did tell him to stay in the tree and off the ground. He would make a fine lunch for John Doe if he wondered too close to the ground...

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Barn Raising

Today is the "Barn Raising Party" for Mr. Tabby's new workshop. We finally have permits and a slab!

Pretty much everyone Mr. Tabby knows will be here to help with the latest undertaking. The wonderful brother-in-law could not make the trip, so he sent a helper in John Deere green. Daddy Tabby will be catering with hamburgers and hot dogs for everyone. If you are in the area, feel free to stop by.

My studio will be added on to the garage. The slab will be poured on Monday, but I will have to wait a few months for the walls. Slowly but surely, this piece of land is turning into an artist's haven.

Hopefully, the next post will be a beautiful new metal building ready for welding and blacksmithing projects! Stay tuned...

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Passing Through...

This time of year, I enjoy watching the visitors that are passing through on their way back up north. The brightly colored goldfinches have been especially plentiful this year.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Batik Iris

Batik Iris
While I was in Las Vegas, there were two rain storms at home. Only a little over an inch, but it made the garden oh so happy! Huey, the scaredy-dog, not so happy...
This Batik Iris was a birthday present from my mom last month. On Sunday, I sat on the deck and listened to the birds chirp and gobble and enjoyed the beautiful quiet - a welcome change from the constant noise and smoke of the casinos. Aah, home...

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Las Vegas and Glass!

I just returned from Las Vegas and the Glasscraft Expo. I was there to assist my friend Gail Stouffer in her four classes. We had a fantastic time. Lots and lots of glass and glass people. And, four days full of playing with glass. I'm exhausted! I'd better go to work this week so I can get some rest. But first, a few things into the kiln...

Monday, April 1, 2013

Studio Time - Encaustic

This weekend, I was able to find a few good hours to spend in the studio. I did some cold working a on a piece that is going with me to Vegas this week. I also did a bit of torch fired enameling for the Vegas trip as well.

Above is an encaustic work that I was able to finish up. I am really enjoying working with encaustics. They give me the depth that I also enjoy in glass. And, they come with instant gratification!