Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Goodbye Tucson!

I'm getting ready to walk out the door on my way to the frozen tundra ... a place called "Maryland" ... but before I leave and Tucson becomes a pleasant memory, I wanted to introduce you to Karen Ovington.  I was so excited to learn that she would be my next door neighbor at the show.  She is so charming and a truly talented glass artist.


These are photos of two pieces I bought from Karen, which I will treasure.  I think James Cameron just excavated them from the ocean depths!


I think Karen might be at Bead Fest Wire.  If so, I'll get another chance to purchase more of her outstanding work!  Speaking of Bead Fest Wire, I'll be teaching the Painting with Fire Method of torch firing on Sunday, April 10, 2011.  You'll learn the technique and leave with over 50 beads and several pendants.  We'll work with millefiori, cat whiskers, and lump enamel.  I'll demonstrate how to put your flame in reduction to get special effects on enamel.  In the world of enamel, it would be equivalent to some of the surfaces of Karen's beads ... crusty, worn and ancient!  No, I'm not describing myself, thank you very much! LOL  Later gator! 

8 comments:

SummersStudio said...

Happy travels, Barbara. It will be good to sleep in your own bed, even if it located in the tundra. Those beads are amazing.

mairedodd said...

safe travel home barbara - cannot wait to hear about your experiences in tucson... and the glass is terrific - hadn't realized you could make it look so earthy and aged...

stregata said...

Wishing you a safe trip home, Barbara!
Those glass pieces are quite awesome.

MaCarroll Beads said...

LOL! Very funny finish a very interesting post! Central NY has been a very cold place to be too! Dress warm......

D'Arsie Manzella said...

Gorgeous glass. How fun to have all that eye-candy right next to you!

VanBeads said...

I've loved Karen's work for years! Ever since I started working with glass, I've been drawn to her style - her shapes and her surface techniques. Beautiful pieces, and how lucky for you that you got to be booth neighbors!!!

sandi m said...

It'll be interesting to see what you do with Karen's bead. Love her work. Think I need to pull out my stash.

Kelli said...

Can't wait to see more pics!!

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