Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Creative Arts Walk ...Art in Bloom

Sandy Buss sent me this photo she took of one of my Flat Glass windows that she used for an inspiration piece for an Art in Bloom work. I was thrilled to provide her with inspiration. The photo below is a close up of her handy work. Very Beautiful Sandy! This was on display at Brown Street Studio during the Creative Arts Walk. And there's another place you should check out if you're down town . Becky Carpenter is the owner/photographer and she has a very unique eye. Her pieces are a delight. Take a look at her site here: www.brownstreetstudios.com

What a Weekend...

Well needless to say ....I was worn out by the end of the weekend! It was a busy week leading up to the Northwoods Art Tour and Creative Arts Walk and an equally busy weekend. Unfortunately I didn't get any photos of the Art Tour, things just got to busy and I didn't get the chance. I did more Demos this year than in the past, lost of interested people. We had lots of visitors who asked lots of questions and seemed to enjoy their experience at the Gallery.
The photos I have are of the Creative Art Walk in Down Town Rhinelander.
Here I am posing with all the items I
brought with me.

This is my friend, Jackie Pavlow, she is one creative person. She was demonstrating her hand felted handbags. You can see some of the beautiful handbags she has made hanging on the coat stands. Remember for a larger image, just click on the picture.

A close up of some jewelry and flat glass that I brought. There is a piece of stained glass in the background that I purposely brought to show how beautiful a single multi-colored piece can be. This was the first time I did the event . I demonstrated how to make a small flat glass window. I had a lot of interested people, who asked very good questions.
Both Jackie and I had set up at Frasier's Showplace Interiors. Here is Jackie showing Nancy Frasier just how it's done. Nancy was a very good promoter for the both of as well.

Here are two friends Rene' Carlson and her daughter Katie. They look good now , but you should have seen them after they got caught in the rain. I was glad we were inside but felt bad for those who were outside in tents, when the wind and rain came up suddenly.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

It's an Art weekend...

If you want to see some of the great artwork being produced up here in the Northwoods, this is the weekend to see it! Friday, July 24th is the kickoff day for the Northwoods Art Tour. The tour runs from 10 to 5 Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Check the Links to the right and click for more information. Also on Friday is the Creative Arts Walk in Down Town Rhinelander. It starts at 4 and runs till 8. I will be at both events, starting out at the Rodd Umlauf Gallery #15 on the map. I'll have my torch set up and will be making some glass beads. Click on the link at right to check out the other artists displaying their work there.
Later on that afternoon, I'll head down to Rhinelander and will demonstrate how a small glass window is made at Frasier's Showplace Interiors. I'll have a few items for sale there as well. Here's your chance to see some beautiful art and support the arts as well. Hope to see you there.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

New at The Open Armoire

In the rush of getting things ready for the upcoming Northwoods Art Tour this weekend, I almost forgot about some of the new things I took up to the Open Armoire located in Three Lakes. This is a set but can be sold separately and most certainly stands well on it's own. The pendant has a lampwork glass disk bead in champagne and white Filigrana rod. A Fine Silver spiral disk tops the glass bead as well as a Freshwater Pearl. The drop is suspended from a Sterling and Fine Silver handmade bail. Another champagne glass bead with Fine silver dots rests on a rubber cord, along with Dutch Dogans and Sterling spacers. The earrings have Lampwork glass disk beads along with Fine Silver spirals and rest on handmade Sterling wires. The Lampwork beads are also softly etched to give a velvety feel. Again both of these pieces are at The Open Armoire in Three Lakes, just off the main street. Take a look as there are many interesting items there.

This Friday I'll be spending time up at the Rodd Umlauf Gallery in Lake Tomahawk for The Northwoods Art Tour. I'll be there to do some Bead Demos on the torch. This is your chance to see just how it's done. You can get all your questions answered, well hopefully, all of them. At 4:00 I'll be back in Rhinelander, for the Creative Arts Walk Down Town. This is the second year for this event. The Down Town Organization is trying to raise funds for a possible Art Center and they will be having a raffle to help raise funds. I believe most of the Artists will have donated items to be raffled. I'll have more info later in the week.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Recently Sold at Bassett's....

This pair of earrings sold recently at Bassett Jewelers in Minocqua. Softly etched lentil shaped lampworked beads, with fine silver leaf and wire rest comfortably on handmade Sterling wires. And now they rest on my best friend's ears. Thanks Jean! Hope you enjoyed seeing all the local artist works as well as the fine jewelry at this special store.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Wine Stoppers

Here are a few more Wine Stoppers They are done in base colors of Black, Cobalt and Transparent Steel Gray. Glass shards, Silver Leaf, Silvered Ivory, and clear "wings" have been added to each one. They reside at Bosacki's Chocolates, for your wine and chocolate needs!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Canape Set

If you're up in Minocqua and you get a hankerin' for some really good chocolate..... stop in at Bosacki's Chocolates on the Boardwalk. They have something that will be sure to scratch that itch. And while you're there you can check out this canape set with clear hollow beads dusted with some copper ruby frit, and deep red beads with raku frit, dots and bubbles.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Another Salad Set

I recently finished another Salad Set in some different colors that I wanted to try. They're opaques in olive, steel blue, ivory , and stone ground. The decoration is in my favorite silver plum. There's a closer view so you can see the detail. This set is currently residing at Bosacki's, in their new location on the Boardwalk, in Minocqua.