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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Fusography | Full-color images on glass

Since launching Fusography, the process of permanently fusing full-color digital images to glass, I have done some tests with base colors, sizes and various types of images. Over the next month I will be creating some fresh pieces that will be available for sale, and not just for me to show you as examples. Also, other products such as nightlights and platters and plates will be introduced. The fusography pieces below feature my photography, but I do create custom pieces with any digital image you have permission to print or own the copyright to.
Fusography is perfect for creating one-of-a-kind gifts, personalized gifts, business gifts and items for the office, custom jewelry {pendants and rings} and more. The possibilities are endless!
Contact me for details or to place an order.

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Coaster with a wedding image

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Sample plate centerpiece with portrait image

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Art in April | Dogwood Arts Festival events

Is it really March already? I can't believe I haven't posted anything since before the holidays. If you live in the Southeast you have probably been experiencing the same crazy weather I have been here in Knoxville. Tornadoes, snow and balmy 70 degree days all in the same week got me thinking about the saying "In like a lion and out like a lamb" that I learned as a child. I found this post from the Farmers' Almanac website of interest and thought I would share it below. April is right around the corner and with it come the events of the Dogwood Arts Festival including the Market Square Art Fair taking place on April 13 through 15 and the Art DeTour on April 28 and 29.. I participate in both of these events and always cross my fingers that the weather will be cooperative. It rarely is, but I can hope, can't I?
Mark your calendar for the Dogwood Arts Festival events and come on out and visit me and Sassy Glass Studio. Both events are free and lots of fun. I mean, how could watching me work in my glass studio not be fun! I look forward to seeing you soon!


The Truth Behind “In Like a Lion out Like a Lamb”

“If March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb?”
Is there any truth to this saying??? Weather sayings are as colorful as our imagination. While many sayings are based on careful observations and turn out to be accurate, others are merely rhymes or beliefs of the people who came before us.
Those people often believed that bad spirits could affect the weather adversely, so they were cautious as to what they did or did not do in certain situations. Those beliefs often included ideas that there should be a balance in weather and life. So, if a month came in bad (like a lion), it should go out good and calm (like a lamb).
With March being such a changeable month, in which we can see warm spring-like temperatures or late-season snowstorms, you can understand how this saying might hold true in some instances. We can only hope that if March starts off cold and stormy it will end warm and sunny, but the key word is hope. However, this saying seems be to more of a rhyme  rather than a true weather predictor.
Some other March related lore includes:
A dry March and a wet May?Fill barns and bays with corn and hay.
As it rains in March so it rains in June.
March winds and April showers? Bring forth May flowers.
What will the weather be like in March?  Check out your forecasts here.
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