Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Glass Art

I know y'all won't believe you're getting another blog post from me, not only in the same month, but the same week!  I'm full of surprises!  Today I attended a monthly meeting of a local blogger's group I'm a member of, the Southern Jubilee Bloggers (yes, they let me participate even tho I never post, I think they really like me - ha!) On the way home my friend asked me how come I never blog about my art.  I started to say "helllooo I never blog about anything," but I kept my smartypants remark to myself.  The main reason I don't blog more often is because I do most of my photographs on my "big" computer and I'm always in a hurry.  At night I sit in my chair with my laptop and my photos aren't on that computer.  There is probably a way to rectify that, but I'm not tech savvy so unless someone shows me, well it ain't gonna happen.  So there ya go.  You're getting lucky 'cause today as I was getting ready to run some errands it started storming so I thought to myself, nope, not going out in that stuff so I sat down at the computer instead to share with you groovy people!  And thanks to my sweet friend I'm sharing some art.  Hope y'all like it!


I've been working with broken glass a lot lately, and if you follow my FB page you have probably seen things I've posted.  I saw this type of art several years ago and I have been fascinated by it ever since.  Plus, as many of you know, my husband owns a glass company so I thought it would behoove me to learn to work in this medium.  This is the first piece I did, entitled "First Bloom":



Then back in March right before the art show I participated in I asked my husband to bring me home a bucket of broken glass, and 3 days before the show I created "Ollie" (yes, just what I needed to be doing 3 days before the show!):


Well, Ollie was a BIG hit!  I ended up receiving 3 more orders, 2 more octopi and 1 crab. Here they are, these all measure approximately a little over 4'x4':





Then I created a smaller version (3'x3') for the Fairhope Artist Gallery where I display my work.  Here's a photo of it:




I'm happy to report that it sold not long ago, so yesterday I dropped off a couple more pieces.  "Speckled Steve" is a speckled trout measuring approx 16" x 49.5"



Here's a close up so you can see his spots:




Of course I had to make a peace sign, duh, it is titled "Peace Y'all" and measures approximately 2'x2'.



Here is a commissioned piece I dropped off today.  They wanted a cross and I think it turned out nice.




I have some other ideas floating around in my mind, and Mr. Flower Child is supposed to get me some other colors.  All of these were made from large pieces of broken glass he removed from a business or residence that were being thrown away, so not only pretty, but helping out Mother Earth too!

Peace-n-Luv!

Debbie

BTW, if you'd like to see more of my artwork, please click on the tab at the top of the blog entitled "Artwork."  You can also visit my FaceBook page.  :-)

15 comments:

  1. Love them and jealous of all your glass;)

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  2. Thank you sweet Lucy! don't be jelly, come over and play with me!

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  3. Those are really cool! I had no idea that was the kind of work you were doing when you said earlier you were doing some of your glass art. I guess I just haven't been paying enough attention. Sorry. What a fabulous idea. I really love that it's upcycling as well. I hope you share more with us when you get a chance!

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    1. Thanks Hope! Girl, you never know what I'm gonna be doing! Even I don't know what I'm gonna be doing next so its easy to miss something I've done. Thanks for your sweet words, and I'll try to be better about sharing.

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  4. What a great way to use broken glass! I love it! You are just so talented. And I love how you refer to your readers as groovy people. You must post more!
    Lorraine

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    1. Awe, thanks! I thought it was a pretty cool concept when I first saw it several years ago and ideas have been swirling around in my head ever since. BTW, you're one of the grooviest people I know! ha! I love your little scarf headband thingies!!! I'll try to be better about posting, promise!

      Peace,
      Debbie

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  5. I saw the first octopus in person, and it is truly beautiful. I'm glad you are making more.

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad too people are asking me to make more!

      Peace,
      Debbie

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  6. Debbie, this is fabuloso! As I said yesterday, I love your art, but I'm also LOVING this post! Like everybody else, I want to read more about your art. You are a very talented artist and people need to know you! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much! You are so sweet! I'm actually working on a large abstract for myself right now and I'm hoping it turns out nicely, if so I'll be sure to share!

      Peace,
      Debbie

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    2. When I first glanced at your reply, I thought you wrote that you were working on a large abstract OF yourself. I was excited that you were doing a self-portrait of yourself in glass!

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    3. bawhahahaha!!! that is too dang funny! I can promise I will NEVER do anything of myself in glass or any other medium - ha!

      Peace,
      Debbie

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  7. I'm so glad to see your art featured on your blog. The glass design is so uniquely you! Looking forward to more posts like this. (In addition to your furniture and DIYs!)

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