After three years, I returned to Neusole Glassworks as a visiting artist for one week. I went into it with seven new ideas and accomplished four of them. I produced eight finished pieces.
I met some good people. Thank you Alli, Nate, Trey, Adam, Sam, and John. I wouldn't have been able to pull this off without all of you. Glad we got to celebrate Taco Tuesday and play Exploding Kittens! I'm looking forward to when we will meet again.
Thank you Neusole! I was able to push my work to a new level.
I am down at ISU Thursday and Friday, up to UW-River Falls the following week, teaching a three day weekend class at FOCI, visiting artist at Anoka-Ramsey, and finally back down through UW-Madison.
The book tour continues...
I started browsing through the first draft of Life on the Rails. It consists of 110 hand written pages. Forty four of those pages evolved into the intermediate book. Sixty six pages remain.
As the advanced book develops, it can very easily turn into two books.
I began illustrations on my new Wacom Bamboo Tablet (thanks to my aunt!). I hope these images will convey a more accurate understanding of the material. They are already doing that for me. =)
Next week starts my week long residency at Neusole Glassworks. Time to start getting these ideas out of the sketchbook!
Enjoy your weekend!
I was raised in Calumet City, IL. My professional glassblowing career led me to Phoenix, AZ and the coast of Carlsbad, CA. where I was given the opportunity to teach glassblowing classes. Notes and chalk drawings of different techniques for the students resulted in my current book project.