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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Art in the Park in Blowing Rock, NC Update

This gorgeous red and orange part panel found a loving home this weekend

Sassy Glass Studio was back in Blowing Rock, NC for Art in the Park this past weekend. The early morning weather was glorious compared to last month; however, mid-afternoon the skies opened up and Mother Nature has herself a good, long cry. My brother, Adam, was with me this show (Allan was assisting our friend, Bryan Allen, with a wedding shoot) and helped keep things under control, undercover and as dry as possible. Actually, the tent is set up in the photography studio drying out as I write this. We had a great show and met a lot of fantastic people. Below are some photographs from the show and, as usual, there are the requisite canine photographs. I am definitely making some pet jewelry before the next show, because we all know pets are people too.

The rain...but look at those beautiful plant hangers by Tom and Bonnie at Fiddler's Forge
Yes, all this fits in the Prius...including Adam, my brother, my helper
Big puppy

Wine bottle cheese trays, coasters and plates

This Mastiff puppy was making all kinds of friends...

Frankie's owner made her pose for me, too cute!

The best part of participating in an art show is knowing that someone is going home with my hand-crafted fused glass art and they will absolutely enjoy them. They don't know the time, energy, creative process, anguish and praying that goes into each piece; and they don't need to, all they need to do is love it. Ahhh, such a good feeling it is to share my art with the general public. I have a lot of creativeness ahead of me before the next show in Banner Elk, NC on July 19th and 20th, so look to see some totally new and unusual pieces emerging from the kiln over the next few weeks.
The booth set up
One thing I don't want to forget to share is how we pack everything for the art shows into the Prius. The Prius is not a large car by any stretch, but it is huge on effective packing space. I wish I had a photograph of the booth completely set up with the Prius next to it, but the load-in and load-out processes don't typically allow for cars to be present when your tent is still up, but one day I will find a way to get this photograph. Allan wants to send it to Toyota's marketing department. Maybe they will put Sassy Glass Studio in an advertisement...wouldn't that be cool.

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