The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,000 times in 2010. That’s about… Continue reading 2010 in review
The plan is to construct a school that teaches workshops and courses in metalsmithing, flameworking, kiln casting, welding, and (on a small scale) glass blowing. On site lodging will be included (or optional), along with lovingly prepared organic, vegan, celiac, vegetarian friendly meals. Green roofs! Locally grown produce! Here’s the deal: In the next two… Continue reading December Talk About: Where do you aspire to be in 5 years?
Handmade Division Talk ABout! This month’s question is: Talk about one/some teachers/mentors/masters you’d like to study with? Who, do I really want to study with? Hmmmm. Kind of a tricky question for me as I’ve studied with most of them already! Metal-gods: Harold O’Connor (Master Goldsmith), and Phil Poirier. Glass Warriors: Janis Miltenberger (Glass Goddess),… Continue reading November Talk-About
That’s today, Dia de los Muertos. I’ve spent most of the day working on web stuff, mine and other people’s. My January 5th metal + glass course filled this afternoon. This Thursday the ‘After School Project‘ begins. Me, my studio and a group of nine year olds. They’re going to have a serious blast of… Continue reading Day of the dead
I thought I knew where to begin.. I think I need to write some feelings, and thoughts down. Put them out into the Universe via the web. Perhaps its my way of smoking tobacco asking the Great Spirit for guidance, since I don’t smoke… or necessarily believe in any ‘Great Spirit’. Months after my Father… Continue reading …saying, goodbye.
Early on I’ve always felt a bit displaced.. not of ‘this’ world. My inspiration has always come from this other place. Along the way I’ve come across or have been introduced to people, musicians, artists, writers that remind me of this other worldliness. Karl Gustav Jung, Joseph Campbell, Jamake Highwater, Norton Juster’s- The Phantom Tollbooth,… Continue reading September Talk About, topic: “Where do you draw your inspirations for creating from?”
This August 15th the Handmade Division is Talking about something you’d like to create, that you maybe don’t have the skills or technology to do currently? ” There was a Star Trek episode where artists could take ideas, imagery, concepts from their minds, visualize them and sculpt sculpt them using this magic stick like tool… Continue reading Talk about …. August 15 2010