Just wanted to post a quick update as I frantically (it's always that way) enter the final preparation stage for my first show of the year, the Saratoga Rotary Club Art and Wine Show, Sunday May 4 at West Valley College.
Much as I try to force myself to complete long unfinished works, I'm drawn to my new pile of glass, and tempted to try new things. My pile of half-finished jewelry grows, but my adventuresome side is fed.
The first is a couple of simple beads (in my book, at least) using silvered ivory, khaos, and clear -it's an almost zen-like study in pastels. I'm particularly proud of the delicately shaped bicone, whose shape nears perfection, as do her ends. I'm getting better at adopting the pushing, paddle-shaping technique that Michael Barley taught us in the class in February.
The next is one similar to my Seaweed Salad focal, with interesting detail under a clear window, and lots of trailing with complex cane. Don't look for them in my Etsy shop any time soon, at least not until after my show.
Peace - enjoy the weekend. I need to get out into the sun.