Thursday, June 27, 2013

"Texas Heat" Glass Art Exhibition

The San Antonio Glass Art Guild will be holding their first ever exhibition. We are partnering with the Bulverde Area Art Center to showcase Texas artists who use glass. All artists who live in Texas and use glass are invited to enter.

The exhibit title is "Texas Heat", a very appropriate title as we kick off the first weekend of summer. The reception opening will be on September 6th in downtown Bulverde.

The deadline for entries in August 1st, so I'd better get that studio finished...

Monday, June 24, 2013

Encaustics with Michelle Belto

I took a break from the studio project to take an encaustics class with Michelle Belto at Wired Designs. It was the intro class so she gave us the basics. I learned quite few things that I had been missing. What a great day.

The rest of the weekend was spent on the studio project. C helped me to make a shelving unit to hold my small glass pieces. It won't be long now...

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Studio Update

The Shop (not a barn nor a studio) is pretty much complete. Mr. Tabby still has some trim work to do but it is now full of stuff - partly his and partly storage. We have determined that with our downsized plan, we have waaay too many science tables. So, if you are interested...

This is what my space is looking like. To the untrained eye, it looks pretty much the same - a space filled with too much stuff. But, it is now only my stuff. The wet area now has tiled walls (well, fake tile board) and there is space for a sink. The white is really making things bright. I have some work to do on the sink. It is a nice stainless one that we got at an auction. It was pretty gross, so that will require a day of "de-gunking".

This weekend, in addition to the sink, I will be working on the wall on the right side where the kilns will go. I have some minor rewiring of a plug to do and then will be putting up some pegboard.

I need to get my kilns up and running because I need to make some things for the "Texas Heat" glass exhibition in September. More on that later...

Friday, June 14, 2013

Lavender and Zinnias

Last weekend, we headed north about 20 miles to the Blanco Lavender Festival. The lavender fields have taken a big hit due to the drought these last few years. We only went to one farm this year - the Wimberly Lavender Farm - and then to the market at the square.

The drive to the farm was beautiful and, as usual, I made Mr. Tabby stop so that I could take some pictures. Below is a picture of an Aronsky Farm field of zinnias. How could I pass by a field like this without a picture?