Focus on One Thing, or Many? – Part II

penguin

A while back, I wrote a blog post about if it were better to focus on just one type of art, one technique and get really super good at it, or if it were better to focus on a number of different ones. I don't have much of a choice but to do the many, as my mind is scattered over so many different techniques and my attention

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The Bummer of Being a Commissioned Artist

Barrios Awards Sketch and Finish

In the previous blog post I wrote about the custom commission I was designing and creating for a company - their 30-year service award, to be given to two of their employees.

A risk involved with creating custom pieces is that the client may get the piece and decide that they just don't like it. When you sell a work in a gallery, the new owner sees it

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Surprised by My Own Artwork

Captured Worlds Marble

An order came in this morning. Yay! It was for an art glass marble, and those have a numbering system dependent on which date they were blown, what piece number that day and what recipe was used. A little complicated, but necessary. So I immediately went to my files to find out which marble it was so that I could go find it in the display rack.

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A Little History about Me/Us

I've had a fascination with glass artwork from the time I was 15 and saw some amazing reverse painted glass. At that time, I just knew that I liked it, but never considered going into any sort of art career. When I was 19, I went to a library I'd never been in before and one entire wall was formed into a stained and molded glass window, with

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AUGH!! Too Many Ideas!!

Dichroic Spectrum Rainbow Pendant/Earrings Set

I don''t know if most creative types are this way, but I find that I have waaaay too many ideas for the amount of hours in a day. And they all seem cool, and I want to do them all. It's a challenge not to try them all. But what I really find is that I want to try so much stuff, I end up not knowing where to

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The Definition of Insanity

Shattered in the kiln

Albert Einstein said that the definition of insanity is when you keep trying the same experiment over and over again expecting different results. I feel like I have been living proof of this definition for the past 6 months.

Last November, I was hired to create two matching cast glass sinks for a client to install in her current counter top. Since I have been very successful in

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