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A December 2015 Update

Finally had my only three 2015 pieces photographed….

BLUE RIDGE FALL will ship to its new owners on Monday.  Stained glass, 12″ x 18″

BLUE RIDGE FALL, 2015

BLUE RIDGE FALL, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHIFTING SANDS 1, smalti and millefiori, 12″ x 12″… Next piece will be 1A, as I haven’t finished with this thought yet.  I am pondering adding dimension.

SHIFTING SANDS 1, 2015

SHIFTING SANDS 1, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHIFTING SANDS 2, smalti and cosmos, 10″ x 24″

SHIFTING SANDS 2, 2015

SHIFTING SANDS 2, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I recently sold the 2008 piece, SOOTHING THE EMBERS OF MY SOUL (mixed media, 24″ x 18″)

SOOTHING THE EMBERS OF MY SOUL, 2008

SOOTHING THE EMBERS OF MY SOUL, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Though I find a lot less time in my studio because of the resurgence in the real estate market, I will burn the midnight oil right before Thanksgiving to come up with some small pieces for Christmas at the C’ville Arts Gallery in downtown Charlottesville.  I cranked out 20 4″x4″ tiles, selling them for $25 each, which is probably about $20 less than they should be priced… but I enjoy making them and, as always, I learn something every time I do small pieces like this.  They are selling pretty well… probably because they are cheap… but I like to think about all of these baby tiles of mine in people’s houses!
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I also sold a platter made of broken Fiesta Ware, and I think a vase has sold etc.

It’s very quiet “out there” right now real-estate-wise, and I’m ready for Christmas, so I’ll take advantage of the down time over the next 2 weeks and work in the studio.

Itty Bitty Pieces of Stained Glass

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Input versus Output

In my post yesterday I mentioned that I am always taking in the images, sounds and impressions of my life, regardless of the noise.  My life and your life, these are our personal beings and the spaces we embody.  As I was just writing, I noticed the fluttering of trees outside my window, so I […]

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Shifting sands

Funny that it was just ten years ago that I created my first mosaic.  Seems like so many more years than ten. Maybe its because I have so many significant life moments happening at once. My real estate work creates every day events. At this time of year, the gardens require every day activity. My relationship with […]

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Still Drifting into Focus

Some ten years ago, I began creating structural elements for a tropical garden in Mexico.  At the time, there was all sorts of emotional upheaval in my life…  My mother was now in her fourth year with Alzheimers, my father was looking for the unattainable silver bullet, my husband’s mother had died suddenly with a pulmonary […]

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