Sunday, 27 April 2008

Hand Painted Fused Glass Ring-Swallow

I've just added a few painted fused glass pieces to my E-Bay store. I love fused glass but there is such a multitude of it on the market it's really hard to get individual pieces noticed. I make it because I love it. I'm working on finding my own unique style and increasing my skills. Painting on fused glass with kiln fired paints is much different than just painting with acrylics which I've been used to. It's certainly a learning experience working with the paints and then factoring in how the glass will move and what will happen to your piece. I love the challenge and love pushing the limits. Here is one of the pieces I've listed today. It's an image of a bird or swallow and I've put it on a base metal ring base. I use base metals to keep the costs down and the art affordable for me to make and for people to buy. What do you think? Are you also trying to find your own way in art? What do you find the most difficult?

Monday, 14 April 2008

Crow Buttons-Hand Painted

Crows seem to be so popular. I wonder what it is about them that fascinates so many people. Maybe it's their slightly dark side or maybe it's because they are so resilient. Crows are very popular in primitive crafting and artwork.

Do you have a fascination with crows? What is it that draws you to them?

Sunday, 6 April 2008

A New "Old" Direction in Art

I've been trying to find my artistic voice for a while. I want to find a balance between my passions and my creativity and finding an outlet that others appreciate as well. A while ago I was making hand made buttons but recently veered off to fused glass. I love glass and love working with it but I've had a lot of requests from my former customers to start making my hand made buttons again. By popular request I've started making these buttons again and will share some of my creations here. I'm not going to give up my other artistic endeavours but will work to find a balance. There are so many ideas bouncing around in my head and, it seems, so little time to bring them all to life.

For now I'll post my most recent creations. If you would like to see more of my items you can find them at my e-bay store. Please stop by if you have a moment.

This is one my most recent hand painted buttons.