I’m in the Ottawa Glass Bead Show this weekend (Oct 18/19)!

IMG_9544[1]Here are some of the beads I’ll have at the show this weekend as well as some of my bigger sculptures.  I’ll only have a small table out front this year (Booth #32 near entrance and demo area) as i’ve not had much studio time… as you can see, i still have a pile of beads to clean.

Hope to see you at this year’s show!
Sat Oct 18th, 10am – 6pm
Sun Oct 19th, 10am – 5pm
Location: Hellenic Centre, 1315 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

More show details here: http://ottawaglassbeadartists.com/

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Live radio interview & video about my art…

This past weekend i was interviewed by Liana Voia, the host of Contemplative, Expressive and Imaginative Arts for her live radio art therapy show.

I was a nervous wreck in the beginning but once i calmed down i think it went well. Liana asked some great questions and it was wonderful opportunity to explain my passion for glass to someone who appreciates art and supports local artists. For those with a slow connection there’s an audio-only version as well.

There’s also a second video with my son participating which i’ll post tomorrow.  Anyhoo, enjoy and leave a comment!  I’d love to hear what you all think…

Goddess beads for sale in my Etsy store!

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(Click on the picture to take a look! )

I’ll be listing additonal beads over the next few days… 

Have a great long weekend!

Just one Graffiti Goddess left!!

white Graffiti goddess for breast cancer fundraiser

FINAL UPDATE: 8/21:  A cheque for $14K was just issued to Anna to help with her medical costs… (updated email below) 

UPDATE 8/17:  Apparently over $10K was raised for Anna by this event!  Most excellent!  🙂

UPDATE 8/14:  Yippee!  the white Graffiti goddess sold as well!!  Thanks again everyone!!!

Great news!!  The black Graffiti Goddess sold on the first day – THANK  YOU!!   Remember, all the funds (not just profits) are going straight to Anna, the artist – i’m even paying to ship these to the US.   

Here’s the latest email i received 8/21 with an update:Hearts for Anna

(Click either picture to get to the Artful Home Hearts for Anna page.)

What have i been up to…?

…building up my stock of finished beads and applying for shows and competitions.  Why?  Mostly to challenge and stretch myself.  A side benefit is that i’m being forced to really work on my photography – i think i’m getting better, no?

Earthy goddesses

Earthy goddesses

Bright goddesses
Bright goddesses
I consider these (for the most part) the slimmer versions of my goddess beads.  I need to work on some more voluptuous and pregnant goddesses next…