Summer of Glass

Seattle

…early evening I fly out to Seattle. Monday, August 16th is when I check-in and meet with my class. I’m nervous excited! Meanwhile, I will be staying with a friend, Jennifer Umphress. Hopefully we’re gonna melt some glass together while I’m visiting. 🙂 And, check out downtown Seattle! Woo. Jen lives somewhere near the Puget… Continue reading Seattle

Inspiration/Musings · Summer of Glass

eyes

i’ve been thinking more about eyes lately, and awareness. yesterday i learned about Oyster vision… The Oyster above is a Thorny Oyster (more videos can be found at CoralMorphologic). The rim of its mantle is lined with dozens of eyes that stare out into the sea. The little blue eyes… these are apparently simple eyes,… Continue reading eyes

Inspiration/Musings · Summer of Glass

morphologic

For the past several months I have been collecting imagery for my course at the Pilchuck Glass School. The instructor, Kari Russell-Pool suggested we start keeping a ‘clip art’ file. Everything that intrigues us creating a record of the way we see the world. Then I came upon Morphologic. ‘The Lynx Nudibranch’ Phidiana lynceus (Lynx… Continue reading morphologic

Inspiration/Musings · Summer of Glass

Radiolaria

The plankton – kelp forest begins. Working with borosilicate the radiolaria that inhabit the forest will slowly evolve and form over the next week. I’ve been playing Spore Origins lately (iPhone) and have actually gathered a lot of inspiration for this forest there. Mainly from the Primordial ooze, volcanic crevice, and sandy shore levels. My… Continue reading Radiolaria

Summer of Glass · Unclassified

Penland: The school of crafts!

I really should spell craft, Kraft. The K is used in the German spelling and means power. Kraft = Power. And indeed it does at Penland. I had fully intended to share my experience as a day by day blog but was fully and completely taken over by the Penland experience as a work-study scholarship… Continue reading Penland: The school of crafts!

Summer of Glass · Unclassified

Brooklyn, Day 2- Etsy Labs!

Oh my gosh! I walked over to Dumbo this afternoon to the Etsy Labs! Walking down the hall towards the Etsy sign I felt tingly. This is the place that has launched so many a crafty career, so many crafty items, seen so many crafters grow (myself included) and here I finally was, at Etsy… Continue reading Brooklyn, Day 2- Etsy Labs!

Inspiration/Musings · Summer of Glass · Unclassified

Brooklyn Day 1

ahhh, here it is already Brooklyn Day 2 and I’m posting late. Only because I am having fun! Clare and Aaron are always the best hosts- good food, drinks, conversation and inspiration! 🙂 Yesterday was screamin’ hot (32c+ = 91) and majorly humid. Initially I had big ideas and plans which were melted down to… Continue reading Brooklyn Day 1