It's been a great start to these busy summer months~ the nice weather has brought large, happy, non-sweaty crowds to shows in Cincinnati and Indianapolis. I have met some very lovely people, and some of my favorite pieces have gone home to live with their new caretakers.
This week begins an exciting time for glass artists, the International Glass Art Society's convention is coming to Toledo to celebrate the roots of studio glass in America. I am very anxious to go, it is practically in my back yard and it will be my first time to be able to attend. It is hard to sit still in anticipation of seeing in person the works of so many very talented artists I admire from all over the world. I traded working time for a reduced admission fee to the convention, and I will be assisting on the tour busses. That sounds like a great place to meet new 'glass friends' to me. I'll be sure to post LOTS of details from the week, and heaven forbid I should have my camera with me... Ha.
Tomorrow and Sunday I will be at home in my studio (my favorite place in all the world) with a new class of sgraffito folks. I am really looking forward to sharing the technique and seeing what they will come up with. I truly love teaching, and I never tire of witnessing the A-ha moments when creativity is happening right before my eyes.
Next weekend I will be taking off on Friday night from the GAS Conference and heading to Worthington, OH for an art show with my glass and jewelry work. Last year it poured rain and hail the entire weekend and still the crowds came... with really cool artsy umbrellas!
I should probably be going to bed sometime in the near future. Until tomorrow....