Goodbye 2010, You Were a Very Good Year
December 31, 2010
I’m sorry to see 2010 pass because it was a very good year for me!
The highlights were having my work accepted into the Museum of Glass Store in Tacoma and the Glass Art Festival in Sequim in addition to the usual art shows, galleries and shops where I sell my work. I managed to get two on-line stores up and running at Artfire and Zibbet when 1000 Markets closed. And I’m still very thankful for Tom Herrera of Prairie Star Designs pulling me into his project for Maryhill Museum – it led me to many more opportunities.
Teaching is always a pleasure for me. My classes this year included Aquila Glass School, The Dalles Art Center, Half Moon Creek, Maryhill Museum, Machine Embroiderers of Oregon and Washington, Glass Craft and Bead Expo, and GlassHopper Patterns. My Arts in Education project this year was with Henkle Middle School, making glass tiles for their skylight; and I had several delightful private students throughout the year.
I think my biggest accomplishment was fulfulling a 12 year study and search for the perfect glass medium with my launch of Steider Studios Glass Medium™. It’s a thickening agent to use with glass powders to make your own sculpting and modeling paste or clay, liquid lines, freezing in candy molds and more.
Maybe now I can get back to that book I’ve been working on for too many years!
And just for fun, I’m nearing 500 ‘likes’ on my Facebook Business Page. Won’t you go there and like me too? If you have a business page, please post it there so I can ‘like’ you back!!
Thank you for spending your time with me & following my adventures. If not for you, there’d be no reason for me to write. I wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2011!!