The evolution of a project in glass and photography


Recovering from Artstreet


The largest Green Bay Area art fair, Artstreet, was last weekend was this past weekend and I am finally recovered. It has been a two and a half day event for a few years and this year a couple of extra hours were added to Saturday.  That made for a very long day, and made Sunday seem longer even though it was an hour shorter.  The weather cooperated, for the most part, and it was reasonably pleasant for both visitors and artists. I met a lot of interesting folks, heard many great comments on my work, and even had some nice sales!  Of course there were many friends who stopped by to say ‘hi’ and that always makes it fun. A big Thanks to all who came out over the weekend!

For those who missed it, or just didn’t buy anything there, you can find more of my work at The Flying Pig Gallery in Algoma, WI.  Just took new pieces over, so there is a good assortment to choose from.

The Flying Pig

Artstreet Weekend

image image imageArtstreet starts tomorrow, wow, where has the summer gone?!  Downtown Green Bay will be taken over by all things art – visual art, music, performance art, kids art, and the art of food. One of the largest non-football events in the area. I will be exhibiting for the second year in a row, something I haven’t done in a very long time. Thinking back it has been 21 or 22 years since I first showed my glass at Artstreet and it feels good to be back after a 10+ year break. This year I juried as “Mixed Media” to cover all of the different things I have been doing.  So I will be bringing glass and photos of the glass printed on paper, metal and fabric. The photos show my display from a few weeks ago at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center Misummer Festival of the Arts.

The day will start early with a trip downtown for an interview on Good Day Wisconsin – Fox 11 News, Green Bay. I should be on at 7:15 am – way too early for me usually, but what can you do?  The art fair runs from 4-8, so it will be a long day. If you are in the Northeastern WI region make sure to check it out. All of the details can be found at I’m in booth 32 if you do come looking for me. for all the details.  Hours are Friday 4-8, Saturday 10-8 (that’s a long day!) and Sunday 10-4



As I said before, I don’t sew. Ask me to cut out and put some glass pieces together, no problem. Ask me to cut fabric and sew it together, big problem. Oh, I can do the occasional hem, repair a split seam and the like, but actually making something gets me crazy.  showing off this fabric I have been designing leads to the obvious question “so what are you going to do with it?”.  Luckily, my Mother still enjoys seeing and is game for a new project while waiting out winter. So we got together and I cut and pinned, she sewed and we made some scarves.  I have been wearing them and getting good response. Today I decided to try my hand at sewing one myself – maybe after all these years things have changed. Nope. Well, I did set myself up for a challenge by using knit fabric, nothing like adding an extra layer of difficulty. A nice infinity scarf is now around my neck, but I don’t want anyone to look too closely. I have a lot of respect for those who sew with knits, and even more for my Mom who made me a bathing suit years ago. I will be going back to my other idea of making bags and clutch purses out of woven fabrics. Maybe with practice on some easier things I will improve. Or, I will find people who do sew…..