March 26, 2013
The invitations are going out today for my annual studio sale. To be sure all my glass looks its sparkly best I scour out my cabin, clear the winter cobwebs and even wash windows to let warm sunlight wash over each piece.
All my books and personal possessions are packed away, making room to display everything. I love this time of year when I get to see my entire body of work, from the ‘discontinued’ glass of yesteryear to the newest work I’m most passionate about.
If you plan to join me on April 12, 13, 14 and need directions, send me an email – linda at steider studios dot com.
I have a limited number of complimentary maps that will lead you to all the other artists on the Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour. If you’d like one reserved please let me know right away.
In addition to the flurry of preparations I’m still in my studio producing more! Ladybugs are flying out the door from my solo show at ‘The Nook’, as well as buggettes and wall pocket vases. I’ve replaced my work several times, because it goes home as its purchased.
This is the last week to see my show at The Nook as well as the Preview Show for all the artists participating in the Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour. Columbia Center for the Arts is at 215 Cascade in Hood River.
Hope to see you here for my studio sale on April 12, 13 and 14.
March 9, 2013
This has been the busiest spring for me in a very long time. My opening at The Nook was fabulous! You can still see the show along with the Preview Show for Gorge Artists Open Studios through the end of March at Columbia Art Gallery in Hood River. Between preparing for upcoming shows and attending meetings for more upcoming shows I needed a break from my crazy schedule, so headed out to Catherine Creek for a hike.
Most people go to Catherine Creek to see wildflowers in bloom. Grass Widows are nearing the end of their run.
It’s inspiring and calming to be surrounded by these fields of wildflowers, the deep blue of the Columbia, and under a marvelously sunny warm day.
I hiked down to the waterfall area first and watched clouds over Mosier across the Columbia River.
Then I headed up to the arch and found robins! I also saw a couple of butterflies but they were too fast and far away to identify.
Catherine Creek spilled over the path, but there was a plank to cross just up the creek.
On my way back down there were several robins dining among the wildflowers.
Just as the last robin flew off, I knew it was time to head back to the studio.
Art of the Gorge, I’ll have some art glass and photographs (here is my post from last year) at Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River April 20, 21 in conjunction with Blossom Festival.
Gathering of the Guilds, I’ll have a booth full of art glass April 26, 27, 28 Oregon Glass Guild‘s annual Glass Gallery at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.
Tell me you’re coming to see me and my artwork!