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Friday, 29 August 2014

Hertfordshire Open Studios

As a Herts Visual Arts member (despite living in Bedfordshire now) I am well aware that it is almost the time of year when many of the members open their studios to the public, I'm really hoping to get to visit some this year but if anyone wants to have a look themselves then visit this page to see who is exhibiting and where it is all happening.
In other news, there is a fundraising secret postcard sale happening from 6-28 September, at The Courtyard CafĂ©, 11 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL1 3RR.  I have revisited some sketchbooks that I made when getting started with painting on glass and have produced two pieces to be part of the exhibition.  Photos to follow since they need to remain anonymous for the time being.

Monday, 14 October 2013

It's October?

Reminded me of that Stevie Wonder song when I saw just how long it had been since I last posted.  Can't recall the name of the song but it has the words "and it's October and she's gone..." in it from the Songs in the Key of Life album.

Someone has bought the little oak framed log cabin singing bird glass that I last posted and it was good to see it go to a new home.  I loved doing the work but the lovely oak frame set it off so nicely.  Very busy time doing housey things at the moment but wanted to post a picture of this hare with the purple border.  So pleased with the colours which seemed to go with the golden light we were enjoying before the icy blasts of the weekend.

Very excited to see some really interesting exhibitions going on in London with the Cheapside Hoard at the Museum of London, certainly an era of design that I find very appealing and there being similar attractions between glass and gem stones. Another London centric exhibition is the Whistler - An American in London at the Dulwich Picture Gallery.  So much to see on these greying days.

Friday, 19 July 2013

Herts Visual Arts Summer exhibition at Harpenden.

Waiting to go to the dentists so what better way to take my mind off it than by updating the glass blog.  I finally managed to get some pieces organised to display at the Herts Visual Arts summer exhibition.  It was such a great opportunity to take part along with some of the other artists across the Hertfordshire area that I didn't want to miss out and I will certainly be looking forward to going across and seeing all of the work that will be on display.

This is one of my pieces that will be there, the framed version of the thrush singing in a tree with a border in the style of a log cabin quilt. (Oak frame by Sullys of Penryn cheers Pete) I loved making the borders on this, it is easy to get carried away and important that I kept checking to make sure if I added dots around the edges, I did the same on all of the pieces since once fired... there was no having another go.


Although I have been a member of HVAF for over a year now, this will be my first exhibition with the group and I'm really keen that plenty of people get to see the exhibition when so much effort has gone into getting everything prepared.  So if you are near Harpenden 27th or 28th July between 9.00am and 4.00pm, or are available for the private viewing Friday 26 July 6-9pm then do drop by.