Tag: art

Oh well, NaBloPoMo Fail

In case you didn’t notice it, there was no blog post last night. It was a crazy but fun day, but at the end both Dee and I were wiped out. I got up yesterday and got on over to Roanoke College to make sure my programming team was ready to compete and to answer …

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What My Taste in Art Says About Me

Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test… Simple, Progressive, and Sensual 23 Ukiyo-e, 14 Islamic, 15 Impressionist, -26 Cubist, -29 Abstract and 13 Renaissance! Ukiyo-e (???, Ukiyo-e), “pictures of the floating world”, is a genre of Japanese paintings produced between the 17th and the 20th centuries. It mostly featured landscapes, …

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Tips Tuesday – Creative Outlets

Flaming Hot’s Tuesday Tip is to have more than one creative outlet, so that when your creativity goes south in one area, you have something else to work on.? This shifting gears lets other parts of your creative energies get exercised while the exhausted area rests, and is supposed to get you back on track …

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Who are my idols?

From Flaming Hot, this week’s BlogIt: Who do you admire? Aspire to emulate? Look to as the artisan you wish to be? In setting goals and reaching higher where do you find your benchmarks? Blog it! There are plenty of beadmakers and artisans whose work I admire, most of whom are listed at my web …

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Wasting propane

With this nasty spring cold I haven’t felt up to torching once I got home from work for several days. Last night I finally did, but after looking at what came out of the kiln this morning I think it was a waste of propane. I have a pair of purple crystals that look decent …

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Bead Mercantile

I’m doing it! It crept up on me and I nearly missed it, but I’ll have a table at the Bead Mercantile show this weekend in Smyrna. There was still room available when I inquired early last week, so I got my application to Jodie, and talked with her today to make sure I was …

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Press-challenged no more?

I’ve been feeling press-challenged ever since I started lampworking. First I got a Zoozii’s Kalera Long & Lean press (aka a Bead Squeeze) — too much glass squeezing out the sides no matter what I did. Then I went with a couple of the Tapley lentil tongs — very hard to get just the right …

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Music to melt glass by

I’ve had my stereo hooked up in my studio for a couple of months, but rarely remember to turn it on before I fire up the torch. Today I remembered, and put the newest Putumayo Celtic compilation, Celtic Crossroads, in the CD player. I have a huge passion for contemporary Celtic music, and now I …

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Finding Myself in Business

I ran into my next door neighbor, Carla, this evening as she was sitting in the alley behind our condos exercising Dusty-Puppy. We’ve been chatting off and on for some time about my beads and her jewelry, and apparently we’re both about at the same point of setting up in business with our avocations. After …

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What I Did on My Spring Break

I took Marjorie Langston’s glass beadmaking classes at the John C. Campbell Folk School in western North Carolina. Yes, I could have stayed home all week and torched, but I would have had a multitude of distractions and no feedback. This way I learned new techniques, played with new ideas, fed off of my classmates’ …

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