Archive for May, 2010

Glass Doors

May 20, 2010

“Playing with glass” has opened so many doors for me – that I never expected – it has encouraged me to try new things, participate in an art show, meet other artists, try selling in my own community – broadened my perspective of who I am and what I can do.

Lately I have been making custom gifts for some very special people.  I found some letters I can fuse on to the glass, so I made a piece for my co-worker, who also fuses glass, with her initials … I made a piece for a very cool young friend turning 9 – with a name you don’t find in the tourist shops (Ev, short for Evangeline) … and initials of a 10-year old girl with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, plus a necklace & earring set to be auctioned off at a fundraiser for her.

Don’t get me wrong – I love making a sale – don’t get me wrong – but those sales enable me to do glass for good causes too – it’s more than just making money, it’s making opportunities to do good in my own community.