November Notes

November 12, 2012

October flew by in an instant and I want to catch up if I can!  I’ve been working on new earrings and you know I can’t make just one pair.  Tedious work cutting out tiny rectangles of glass in every color I want to play with, then cutting even tinier accent pieces!  The end result is gorgeous, so I have to make them!  There are over 350 pairs in this photo (along with a few student tiles – I’m also teaching a class at The Dalles Art Center each week) and I have another 150 pair ready to fire.  Then I’ll finish them up and hopefully sell them at upcoming holiday shows and my on-line shop.

My first fall event is only two weeks away!  The Mt. Adams Soroptimist 8th Annual Pre-Holiday Artisan Shopping Extravaganza takes place Saturday, November 24th from 10am until 4pm at the Best Western Hood River Inn (exit 64 off I84), Hood River Oregon.  I’ll have beautiful glass there as well as my friends Kathy Watne with her enamels, Elizabeth See with paintings, JoDean Sarins jewelry  and more!  It’s one day only, tons of fun, and one of my favorite shows to do!  Come say hi if you’re in the area!!

I was invited to participate in the inaugural event of The Left Coast Artists Collective, a group of 20 women who are holding an “Artful Gift Sale” Friday, December 7 and Saturday the 8th.  Multnomah Arts Center Gymnasium is located in Portland Oregon at  7688 SW Capitol Highway and is right off I5 at the Capitol exit.  Coinciding with a pottery show, you’ll find wonderful gifts for giving this holiday season from some amazing artists.  I am honored they asked me to join them!  You can see some of the work that will be available on their Facebook Page.

I was a semi-finalist in Lytro’s first ever contest with my hummingbird shot!   I wrote about entering the contest back in August in this post:  Love my Lytro!   My prize was a gift basket filled with Lytro accessories.  This photo is my Lytro camera surrounded with all the fun new accessories.  It was a delightful experience and I’d like to thank my friends again for voting for my photos!

Fall produced spectacular color this year so I took every opportunity to get out of the studio and take a few shots during the especially long season with my new camera.

I live in such a majestically beautiful area, the Columbia River Gorge, there is not a bad photo to be taken here.

If all the above weren’t enough, I’ve been living under plastic while my little cabin undergoes a desperately needed face lift.  The job is 90% complete and most of the furniture has been moved back in place but with the onslaught of fall shows and upcoming gallery holiday shows, I probably won’t finish until January.

I just delivered new work to The Dalles Art Center for their annual holiday show, opening on Sunday, November 18th.  The Columbia Art Gallery‘s December Show – Holiday Treasures will open December 8th in Hood River.  Both galleries focus on artful, affordable gifts for your gift giving options.   Hope to see you at a fall show, or perhaps run into you at one of my galleries!

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