Saturday, April 7, 2007

MEXICO, see, sea, si !

I know, the title is corny. However, I am going to Mexico next week. Los Cabos...the tip of Baja California. It's a "business" trip. One of our suppliers rewards us for selling their products. It's beautiful, but there is not nearly as much history and art as other parts of the country. I love the fact that there is desert up against beautiful blue water (the sea of Cortez) and all of the colors of the Mexican rainbow on the surrounding buildings. These are some photos I took last year.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007


Just thought I'd provide a little glimpse into my "workspace". Yes, it's a bit of a mess....but it's mine!

At the moment, I am working on quite a few things at once, which makes my messy space even more of a challenge.

About two years ago, I took a great class at University of the Arts in Sandcasting Glass. You basically carve something into a sand/clay type mixture, kind of like you would do when you play at the beach (ex. press your hand into damp sand ). Then you gather hot glass into a "spoon" type tool and pour the hot glass into your shape. It cools, which is incredibly "cool" in itself to watch, and then the shape you made is a piece of glass. One side is rough and sandy, the other is smooth and when you look into it, you see the cool shapes you made on the rough side.

The pieces that I made, have been sitting in a pile of "what the heck and I going to do with this stuff". I decided the other day to combine some of my found objects with a sandcast piece of glass. I'm having a blast with it. I'm feeling and Aztec "totem" thing going on.