Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tuesday is for Iced Teas today....we are hot hot hot...

I have been busy today and met with Denison Service Learning faculty as they had an informal lunch to discuss possibilities for their upcoming Fall semester and possibly working with me in my outreach program to help open doors for children who are falling through the cracks due to a tough economic environment. Seeing these youthful faces...well it is a shining light for assistance. I realize the need...see the situation and hopefully to collaborate in new directions.

The day seem to be full of ....pitfalls and stumbling blocks as I played with the resist inks to use tomorrow for Family night crafts. I am sure I can demonstrate the simple brushstrokes for the butterfly and dragonfly in Chinese calligraphy brushstrokes. I had wanted to have a resist stamped image for the younger children to try and then add a wash of watercolors for a dramatic effect. I have rice papers...delicate and so ethereal in itself.... but I have to admit the finished effect was not exactly what i was working for. I think I will try watercolor papers tomorrow and check if I can produce a more vivid finished image.

The glass studio manager brought over the fused glass pendants to deliver to the Midland Auction next week. I need to mount the three samples to their pendant and go out and purchase an appropriate 20 inch chain to display this Modern masterpiece. I kind of like them...but i have a bold wild taste for big, bright colors :o).

I need to finish and photograph my Inchie for "Home" but the pain from the shingles wears me out to say the least. Stay cool and embrace the arrival of Summer...the days begin and end in a blaze. Imagine and Live in peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Which fused dichroic glass pendant would you like???


  1. (((((take it easy, my friend))))) My grandfather has shingles and it was very painful. We are sending a little cooler weather your way. :)Bea

  2. I hate it when that happens...a project looks PERFECT in your head and totally different in reality! But, that DOES give you a chance to play and explore with your supplies which will allow you to grow and learn and THAT is ALWAYS a good thing! I am LOVING the fused glass!

  3. I went through shingles in Jan., and thankfully it all does subside. Wishing you well! I always love anything made of glass, so....it's hard to pick a favorite, but the one at the top gets my attention the most! :)