Saturday, September 20, 2008

Show Preparations

I'm taking a break from working on everything that will be delivered to the Botanic Gardens on Monday in preparation for Glass at the Gardens, Ancient Origins. Whew.

Last night I spoke with Maggie Heard, Membership VP for Glass Artist Fellowship, who has also taken on the massive responsibility of logging all the entries for the show, along with who knows what else. It's reassuring, in an odd way I realize, that she too is working on the finishing touches of things at the last minute, so to speak.

So while I work diligently today at the cleaning and polishing of everything for the show (Glass needs to sparkle ya know), I do take comfort knowing others are doing the same for this show. I shared this with my husband this morning and he had quite the laugh.

Tomorrow I'm off to D & L Stained Glass in Denver (my supplier of glass and tools), where I'm enrolled in one of their classes. This one is Faceted Dichroic Pendants and the instructor is Kent Lauer, a nationally known glass artist. Good stuff. I know how important it is to invest in yourself by taking classes and growing your personal talent. I figure I'll stop learning about earthly things when I die, not before! I love learning new things.

2 comments:

Karen said...

I look forward to reports about the show!

I'm already planning for workshops before I complete the current ones I'm signed up for! Don't you find that they always infuse your work with new ideas, even if what's learned isn't directly used? Have a productive weekend!

Karen

Kathleen, a Glass Artist said...

I agree. As you work to prepare for things, new ideas definitely come to light.