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Oh yes, definitely an artist must keep a record of their original work. Painted media one can always keep a print or sell the prints and keep the original but when it comes to glass and sculpture - pictures are the only record once they are out of the artist's hands.
Hi, been mostly off line for a few days. Thanks on the pic :) So glad to see you are submitting your glass art to the BC. Have to get over there and fave them. Workign ith hubs might not be a bad idea. With both of you, you could expand into all kinds of areas. I find many artists are very creative and innovative in their "day time" jobs to keep money coming in and staying busy. Is it beter to have a full kiln because of the firing or because of the cost? Doing well and we love it here and being able to see son and gkids a lot.
That sounds like an interesting process. I wouldn't have thought the bas relief effect was from different firing temperatures. I would have guessed thicker bits of glass. I know what you mean about not passing up a guaranteed means to laugh. A couple of years back there was a Travelocity ad on TV, one of a series, featuring the "Roaming Gnome." The one that always made me giggle, no matter how many times I saw it, even multiple times in one day, was where the guy was having trouble checking in and the gnome appeared saying, "Don't worry, I'm calling for backup!" About the same time an incompetent bellhop is trying to ram a luggage cart with a wonky wheel through the lobby. Just as the gnome says his line, the bellhop *runs over him* and then he has to scream, "NO! Don't back up!!" It's as much the screechy, hysterical voice as it is the perfect line at the perfect time. I'm glad you went ahead and got the watercolor - we gotta take'em where we find'em.
LOL Now that's a well trained hubby. ;-) Our snow's piled pretty high around here too. But today it got up to 4C. Now we have rainfall warnings. But by next week we're back to snow. It's going to be a mess for sure. Think I'll be smart like the cats and stay inside...maybe I can hide under the covers. LOL
"Fusing" - that's the glass making you do? I like it *a lot* and am glad to know what it's called. I've seen it at art fairs but didn't know the name. Thanks for the suggestion for an image search. I've heard of using a photo for a search, rather than a description, but I haven't tried it. Sounds well worth the time, though. As does sending you a photo. I'll need to extricate the item from its display place, dust it well, and get a photo. Also, hubby is more versed in getting pics from the camera to the computer, so I'll need a couple days or so for him to find a moment to do that with me. I certainly would love to hear what people think of my pride and joy. I bought it while I was still in college in the 80s. It was either $80 or $90 and I talked the gal down $10. That was my mad money for a couple months at the time, so you can tell how much I wanted it. I have never regretted the purchase for one second. :)
We got more sno today, but I don't mind. I luv winter! Everything looks so pretty with a fresh coating of sno. But we're suppose to get some warm weather for the next few days *blah* They'r callin for rain too. Now that's going to be a mess!
You're welcome! I hope you had a nice <3 Day too. I just faved your "Hisstine Chapel" - it's an instant classic! And I've also faved the pics of your glass work. Wow! You are one talented lady! Beautiful!! Are you familiar with art glass styles in general or do you just do what feels right? I've got a gorgeous piece I've wanted to have appraised but am torn whether to do it or not. If it's not worth much I'll be disappointed, but if it's worth a lot, I'll end up paying a percentage of that to the appraiser. It looks like an ancient Greek vessel, with lots of ins and outs on the profile. The upper portion is mostly kelly green but with large white and a few gray spots. Looks rather like lime jello with marshmallows, lol. The base is solid black. It obviously took skill to make it; there are no seems so it had to have been hand done. The only thing I've ever found out is that the spotted part is probably what's called "end of the day ware," sort of like "kitchen sink goulash" you make out of whatever leftovers you have. If you know anything about glass I'd be really grateful to know. If not, s'kay, I'll just go admire what you've made some more. :D
Sounds like the job loss may be your blessing in disguise. Trading time sounds perfect. Do glass artists have a site like Etsy? Not that I'm wild about them, but it's a (too expensive for me) venue. Are there art/trade shows where you are? I'm curious (I'm a cat). But feel free to take your time answering. I've had so much fun this afternoon Favving your LOLs. I love so many and you've been on my To Do list forever that I'm glad I finally got started. Now I can graduate your s/n to my "Ongoing" favorites. I hope your weekend was wonderful and that the weather in E.PA is becoming less, er, frozen? Well, I have to stop now but thanks for writing back so soon and have a happy from me. Hugs, xox
Sorry to hear about all that mess! We could actually use some of that here instead of the bitter cold temps. Thankfully, those cold days only come in threes, so we do have some recovery time. Any snowfall we get melts off in the next couple of days. Stoopy BiPolar Air Masses!!