Oh my, how time flies... It's already february and only now I'm writing my first post of the year! It's a shame, but what can I say? I was truly busy.
I'll try to look back and see all the little and bigger things I've done since the beginning of the year. Let's start with new projects. 2014 will be a year of large pieces at my studio! Here you see in first hand my too new reclaimed glass pieces of this series BIG IS TEXAS!
Meet TUG OF WAR! Made of small green bottles this piece shows the balance of two symmetrically equal side pulling each one to their side, believing they should fight. In the end no one wins, as one is the perfect reflex of the other! This glass art work can be hung on a wall or, as shown above, sit on a shelf supported by wood stands.
After I have finished TUG OF WAR, I went on to another large sculpture. This time I have added aluminum wire mesh to create an original and intricate piece called MESH WITH ME! This small giant was waiting for awhile to come to life. After a lot of thought I was finally able to make up my mind on how MESH WITH ME should show itself to the world. And now I can share it with y'all, as they say here in Texas!
Following those two large new concepts, I was lucky enough to be portrayed in our local, yet large newspaper, The Houston Chronicle. It's an interesting story.
I was selected to be interviewed by a freelancer journalist that writes for them on special occasions back in October 2013 because it was my first participation in the Bayou City Art Fest in Houston. I was supposed to be featured on the Chronicle the week before the famous local Festival. For reasons I don't know, the article was never published.
Mid January I received an unexpected phone call. It was Tom Behrens, My interviewer calling to ask me a few other questions as Houston Chronicle was planning to use his article, now with a new twist. I was really excited to hear the news and just a few days later, my photos and words were there on the local section of the paper! Since then I have been very busy with lots of new people interested in getting to know my art, or simply having classes with me! I can't thank Mr. Behrens enough!
Then came February... And with it, Valentine's Day! Canela Artisan Bakery and Lulart Fused Glass came up with a sweet treat to their customers that turned out to be very successful. Right now we can promise you to keep your eyes open for coming Easter and Mother's Day's treats to be available for pre-orders very soon!
Finally, after all of the above, February comes with small group classes in my home studio. Last Monday was the first one, in a series of many planned for the months to come.
An interesting mix of Scandinavians and American ladies stayed with me for 3 fun hours and were able to design their own unique plates. We have all had a great time and their dishes are now ready. Thanks to my lovely students!
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