I am finishing up Violin #11 but Lewis found a flat back Mandolin and traded with the owner for it. The Mandolin is such a romanic instrument that brings to mind minsterals during the times in England. This one is a flat back which makes it easier to display. I am thinking about making Dog Roses but first I have to actually conquer the rose.
Found Things and Art
I bought six old door plates last year and decided to use them in my art. The frames
are blank wood frames that are painted, the background are drawings I did a while back and
the door plates have a glass eye in the top and a hand coming out of the keyhole that Lewis Wilson did for me. They are wacky and fun.
RIVER OF GLASS STUDIO - ETSY STORE
My Etsy Store has a selection of my glass sculpture flowers and leaves
Friday, July 27: 12 noon - 6 pm Saturday, July 28: 10 am - 6 pm Sunday, July 29: 11 am - 5 pm
Cherry Blossom Spray
Boro orange hibiscus
boro red hibiscus
White Hibiscus Boro Flower
GLASS SCULPTURE ARTIST
FICTION ROMANTIC AUTHOR
I started working on the torch in 2003 setting up my torch station in my home. Like many I started with Moretti Glass, a Minor torch and no kiln. The first six months was interesting with some very unattractive beads. I then upgraded to a Lynx [still my only torch] and a Toolbox kiln by Don McKinney [I still have it]. My next upgrade was for a generator that would run my torch since getting oxygen while working full time in a law firm was very difficult. After a few years of working with Moretti glass, I switched to Bullseye Glass. I have bought tools and have a lot that I don't use but I do have small tools that stay near my torch. I am now creating with boro glass. Each time you change your set up or your glass, the learning curve starts all over again.
My publishing of my writing started in 2007 and my first novel was published in 2013. My stories are romantic, often historcial settings either out west or during the Civil War. I love to write and I love to make glass flowers.
Barb and Looie
There are two things that everyone should do during the day - sing and write - even if you can't carry a tune or spell a word you should just fill your soul with both.