Jul 23, 2010

May not be art but I like it

Several weeks ago Jaz at Octoberfarm had a blog about glass sculptures (totem) for the garden.  http://octoberfarm.blogspot.com/2010/05/garden-totem-and-memorial-day-recipe.html   She has the most vivid imagination and has such a lovely garden. I love to read her blog to see what she has thought up.....

Well I couldn't resist being a "copy cat" and making a plate, bowl, saucer and holiday ball assemblage piece. I went beyond (and that is no surprise huh?) and attached glass beads to the cut glass plates and then strung hundreds of glass and acrylic beads to make my homage to Jaz's totem a little "sparklier".

I am very pleased with my glass tower/totem. I hope the close-ups give you a sense of how the 11 separate pieces of glass came to be a combined effort to being a tower. (top to bottom: holiday cut ball, small pressed plate, clear glass pedestal, larger pressed plate, 2 small bubble bowls, small clear saucer, large pressed bowl, ribbed vase, medium clear glass bowl, large pressed plate. All but the holiday ball was junk store finds.)

And I know you're asking...you're going to put that in your garden???? Well that was the initial plan but now after all the beading hours...I'm not so keen on the idea of a neighbor's cat spraying it or the wind tumbling it down so.....I guess we're just gonna hafta stare at it and my family is obligated to oooooo and aaaaaaah. As if.

Jul 17, 2010

Hi all, I've missed you muchly

My yard sale is done. That may not sound like a big deal but it is for me. I only had two take backs. One was a cute snowman with a flap ear cap and blue knitted vest (he asked me if he could please come back and play) and the other was a bracelet that I can use on one of my framing projects. Everything else is now happily residing in either someone else's house or Goodwill's warehouse.

I know I will have to have a "craft supply" yard sale in the late fall but I am having a tough time acting upon the necessary duty of culling and gleening. I can still see the projects I was going to make with these things. I will be listing "makings" on Etsy starting the end of August. My plan is to put lots of things together to enable others to create. What do you think about that? Does that sound like a goodie or a dud?

And now I can see half of my garage. The other half is occupied with my packing supplies for Ebay/Etsy and my plastic bins full of material for purses and dolls. And I must admit some bins of things I have collected hold items II hope to sell on Etsy or Ebay depending. But there is a whole open area to walk on and look at and think, gee I could almost get a car in here. It's kinda freaky.

I always feel better getting rid of stuff that owns me instead of the other way around. The dilemna is the conflicting feelings I create in myself...now if I could just learn the big picture lesson from that.

I have, when taking a break, read most of your blogs but didn't allow myself the opportunity to comment or get into the spirals of referrals I usually do. I did however miss (can you spell addiction) all of you. 4 more weeks until school starts, please......hurry, I'm running out of good time juju. At that time I guess I am expecting great things from me and hope to live up to my own expectation of getting back into the studio and actually doing not just dabbling. 

Jul 11, 2010

The season of denial...........oops

I have not one picture to share of what I have been working on. But I am already feeling cripsy leaves crunching under foot, and there is a nip in the air everytime I look at my work bench. Spooky, ookies, skullies and all manner of Hallowooooonie things are beginning to appear and come together.

This Friday is Garage sale day and after that....I'm free. Do you hear me? Free I tell you. Then I will share my fall doings and also let you see why I am called The Olde Bagg....