Monday, March 29, 2010

Anchorage Museum Gala!

The Anchorage Museum Gala is April 10th.
Get your tickets early!
It's sure to be out of this world!!
The Museum is currently hosting the
Star Wars exhibit & the Gala theme is "2010 ~ An Art Odyssey."
Donations are a good thing for the artist & the non-profit.
Here's my piece I'm donating ~ Aliens Over Anchorage."
It's a large glass panel.
Beautiful for display on a mantel or in a window or
in a special place in your home.
There's a lot going on at the museum this month.
Check it out! Participate! And bid!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Art or Graffitti?

Is graffiti art?
I'm contemplating painting my house this summer so I'm pursuing paint chip charts & trying samples on the walls. In assessing the condition of the
walls I've come across graffiti in my own home!
Here's a small sampling ~
A face. In purple PERMANENT Sharpie marker.
My love of Sharpies is coming back to bite me.
I was told that Rudi-pa-tuti (our golden retriever) drew this....Who knew she was so talented!?!
Then there's the big "W" with a circle around it on the side of the sofa...yes, again the Sharpie marker but this time in black. It looks like a brand, don't you think?
I was again told that "Rudi" did this but I'm not buying it.

Here's my favorite. Little hearts & stars drawn in red Sharpie, cut out,
& taped on the wall under another framed piece.
I know Rudi didn't make these as she can't get her paws in the scissors loops...yet!

I'm re-thinking my painting.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Things to do on a spring day ~

What does one do in Alaska on a spring day? I say "spring" here loosely as we still have a lot of snow on the ground. So of course, there's always art ~ that's looking a little dark William.

We had some beautiful warm weather in February but that was trick as around the first week in March we had cloudy skies & flurries. This worked out well for the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. There's always ice skating at the lagoon. This is right downtown & within walking distance from our house so if it's a sunny day we skate!

And of course there's always the indoor water park for an afternoon of fun! William's learning to swim & we're headed to Hawaii for a week at the beach so he needs the experience of being in the water.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Anchorage Accordion Club

It's the third Monday of the month so it's Anchorage Accordion Club time! Bring your box & join us. for more information check out our Yahoo group site.
This is a logo I designed for the trio I play with almost weekly ~ sometimes more. We're lovin our Main Squeeze boxes!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Glass & Copper

I have a whole line of glass & copper pieces that I wholesale: platters, trays, coasters, etc. but before the holidays I made a few large bowls. I mean BIG bowls. This one is 16 inches in diameter & about 5 inches deep. They are fabulous display pieces but are also functional for large salads or pasta.
I'm heavy into spring production right now but larger pieces like this are fun to make when there's kiln time. I'm hoping to have more time this summer to experiment with some new glass techniques & get the sandblaster set-up for some additional surface embellishment.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Sterling & Dichroic Ring

Here's one of my new favorite rings.
I like chunky & big rings
Drama baby!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Dichroic Bracelet & Earrings

Wow. Matching bracelet & earrings.
Fun to make ~ More fun to wear!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Anchorage Accordion Club

Tonight's accordion night!

Join the Anchorage Accordion Club

for our bi-monthly practice!


This is my favorite accordion joke!