Monday, December 6, 2010
Rodd's used paint pallettes which are really rectangles of glass seem like paintings all on their own. And have you ever seen so many varieties of the color green ? And that's not counting all the colors that can be mixed to provide just the right shade he might need for one of his paintings.
Looking over the many Ring Bowls and trying to decide just which one, can take awhile. Good thing there was wine to help make the decision!
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
This Saturday is the annual Holiday Sale at the Rodd Umlauf Gallery in Lake Tomahawk. The sale runs from 11:00 am to 5 pm. It's a great way for us artist buddies to get together and ring in the Christmas season, not to mention, offering our wares for sale. There will be refreshments, music, and conversation with artists. This season, gallery owner Rodd Umlauf will have paintings, cards, and maybe some talk on his new book which is finally at the publishers. Hans Delius has beautifully turned wooden bowls from woods I never even knew existed. He might even be persuaded to tell you what Christmas in Germany is like. And I'll be there with a few new things that might hopefully dazzle you. Like this pair of earrings in a glass called Cirrus. It has a milky sort of soft opalescent appearance. They are suspended in medium length Sterling wires with an olive band around the center.
This double strand of olive Freshwater Pearls has a simple dangle of a Lamp Work silver plum disk bead with a Fine Silver center disk that has been patina'd to a light gold. The three ring bail is hand made as well from fused Fine Silver rings to match. The clasp is a gold-plated sterling toggle. There are also single drop pearls with wires to match the clasp for earrings.
There is a selection of wine stoppers, one of which you see here, in Lime green with creamy blue silvered glass shards, and a Murrini on each side. The black one has already sold at a previous show. (Thank you Renee').