Wednesday, October 28, 2009


setting up for the show

thanks Sabina for sending me this shot!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The set up

Celebration of Art 2009 was a whirlwind of activity....set up to take down was precisely that.
I managed to snap off a picture of my booth before it was set up but of course was so busy doing other things (customer service, talking, more talking) that I never remembered to snap off some additional pix.
Hopefully someone else in the group did!

We had a great crowd of customers and it was so nice to see such a festive mood. Lots of hugging, laughter and talk! Some artists had better sales than others....the economy is an easy scapegoat. I felt good about my sales and even picked up a few commissions.

Some folks were new to fused glass so I had a lot of fun talking about the process.

And now, it's time to stop procrastinating....gotta put away everything and really finish the studio organization (again!)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Back By Popular Demand!

I have had several requests to bring back my Lamed- with heart plate.
The lamed is a hebrew letter- its name forms the root word for learning.
As a teacher, I am an advocate for life-long learning.
The lamed is made from copper foil and is embedded between turquoise iridized glass and clear.
The heart is a fused piece of hot pink striker glass with a second dichro heart.
I am smitten with the shape of the plate. It's called origami and it folds in interesting and asymmetrical shapes. The person who buys it will get a handout with information about the mystical meaning behind the letter!
Come see me at the J this Sunday for Celebration of Art '09!...specific address and times listed just a couple of posts below.

Learning to draw

Thanks to the folks in my critique group, Esther and I enrolled in a PCC class called:
SO you think you can't draw!
We meet for two hours weekly and although I can't claim any talent for drawing I can say with certainty that I am learning how to see and my drawings aren't mysterious marks on paper...they actually bear a resemblance to the objects I see before me. I am gaining confidence and am hopeful that I will eventually be able to apply my new skills to my glass work.

If you are interested in  my instructor's contact it is!
Jill Jeffers Goodell
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Just playing around!

Monday, October 19, 2009

And The Sea Parted

This is my latest seder plate. Beautiful glass from Bullseye. Very little embellishment because the glass says it all.
The dichroic letters say Pesach (Passover in hebrew.) The six side dishes can nestle in on the plate or stand separately.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


In German Yahrzeit/Yiddish translates to "year time" or "time of year." It is the time we light a candle and memorialize those in our immediate family who have died. During Yom Kippur and again on Shemini Atzeret we have Yizkor which means "to remember."

Remembering my Mom and Dad, I continue to work on my yahrzeit candle bridges. This newest style involves using a kemper pen and gold ink to write phrases from the yizkor service. I plan to have several on hand at the show next Sunday (MJCC, Oct 25 10:30-4:30)

Dad's yahrzeit is only a week away. I miss them both.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Celebration of Art 2009!

October 25th at the Jewish Community Center 10:30-4:30!

lot's of amazing art.....some judaica, some not!

Come see the product of my labor with my new tools....
I promise to dress nicer that I appear in my picture!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

JAM is coming to Portland!

There's a reason I haven't been posting....I've been busy!

JAM stands for Jewish Arts Month. With the grant writing talents of Helen Gundlach of the MJCC, we have been crafting a proposal to recognize the Jewish Arts in Portland....visual, music, theater, film, writing....(still working on a dance component)

Yes there are Jews in OH-ree-gone...
and they will make an artistic plash this spring.

stay tuned!