Patreon

December 17, 2016

Patreon.com is a wide-ranging online community where patrons can support the work of artists, musicians, YouTube creators and much much more. It’s extremely interesting to browse and see just who is putting themselves “out there”. The list includes Neil DeGrasse Tyson and his StarTalk radio channel for one 🙂

AND……

Deryk and I leapt into it today.

https://www.patreon.com/elizabethlovesglass

https://www.patreon.com/derykhouston

So, we’ll be having a bit of fun sharing information about the things that motivate us along with our videos and pictures, etc.

Please feel free to drop by and let others know if you think they’d be interested.

 

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You’ll have to click on the link to find out what it means to be glasstastic, or to be my glasspiration.

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Glass art will be in Chemainus, May 2016

December 18, 2015

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My glass mosaic at the Woodwynn Peace Garden is an example of the type of work I’ll have on display in May at the Chemainus Theatre. I’m delighted to have been invited to show my work there during the run of a favourite play of mine: “Harvey”


Deryk Houston and Elizabeth Wellburn – artists at Sooke Harbour House

August 28, 2014

Sooke Harbour House is a very special place – on a beautiful beach, with a world class restaurant, it’s considered one of Canada’s leading resorts. 

So… Deryk and I are very pleased to once again be featured artists there! For the month of September, our show is called “Old Enough to Know Better!”

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This photo of the two of us on the lawn of the Empress in Victoria (during one of Deryk’s outdoor painting days) shows the birth of the title for our joint exhibition. We are old enough, but I’m not sure we know better.

Below are some of the pieces from the show – on view and on sale for the next few weeks. I didn’t get many good shots of Deryk’s work. He has about ten paintings on display in the gallery and I have about a dozen glass pieces of varying sizes.

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And I have small felt vessels on display as well.

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Hope you can visit this amazing location! 

Sooke Harbour House 1528 Whiffen Spit Road, Sooke, BC V9Z 0T4

telephone (250) 642-3421


Memento

September 30, 2013
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Glass on glass mosaic “Memento” – by Elizabeth Wellburn (photo credit to John Garforth)

Sooooo…. my piece for the Richmond Recycle Centre and the Richmond “Art in Unexpected Places” initiative is now installed!

You can view it at 5555 Lynas Lane.

The title is “Memento” – named after a very interesting movie. The piece is not intended to relate to the dark side of that movie, but rather taps into the idea of preserving things as a way to retain memory – something the main character in the movie was compelled to do. There are lots of little items/memories preserved in the mosaic and I think the name is a good fit.

It was a wonderful experience to make this piece.

Special thanks to John (and Jax) for the photo!

And also special thanks to the folks in the offices of the City of Richmond and the Public Works Yard for all their help to make this happen. http://www.richmond.ca/culture/publicart/collection/PublicArt.aspx?ID=475


Etsy and me

August 30, 2013

I’ve joined Etsy – and wow is it ever an interesting community. I’ve spent hours browsing and getting a feeling about just what people out there enjoy making and sharing.

The Etsy site allows folks to connect with each other – offering many ways to search for items, materials, themes, etc.; to find or create teams of crafters with similar interests and similar issues; to curate collections called ‘treasuries’ and express a moment of pleasure you’ve had while exploring an idea and seeing who else thought of it (and seeing how their own expression unfolded).

Etsy is also about selling vintage things – so I’m finding some odd things in stored boxes around the house and the act of sorting and photographing them to sell to someone who might truly cherish them –well, it definitely makes the idea of parting with family possessions a lot easier. For instance, I love the idea of old greeting cards being sold to another crafter who will make them into an amazing collage or … who knows?
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And of course I’m putting my own glass art on Etsy as well.
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Here are my first Etsy Treasuries. I find the process of building these to be a delightful way to find out about what other crafters are doing. The rules don’t allow you to promote your own work on a treasury – but I do tend to slip in Deryk and Amy 🙂 I think I might be doing more of these….

The Catcher in the Rye and the Dakota
http://www.etsy.com/ca/treasury/MzYxNTk2MjR8MjcyNDkxNzIwMA/catcher-in-the-rye-and-the-dakota

Blackbird Singing in the Dead of Night: http://www.etsy.com/ca/treasury/MzYxNTk2MjR8MjcyNDkxODYwMg/blackbird-singing-in-the-dead-of-night

Peace:
http://www.etsy.com/ca/treasury/MzYxNTk2MjR8MjcyNDkxNjgxMA/peace

Music is Love that Connects People
http://www.etsy.com/ca/treasury/MzYxNTk2MjR8MjcyNDkxNDkxNg/music-is-love-that-connects-people

Oh and here’s my shop:
http://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/ElizabethLovesGlass


Deryk and Sam’s work at the Moss St Paint-in

July 20, 2013

Good to have work from both the guys on display today. And interesting to see how much love there is for John Lennon. So many people were drawn to his image and many took photos of their friends standing next to it.

One woman had his self-portrait tattoed on her ankle! So we knew she was serious when she said she’s an admirer.

Sam/Deryk Sculpture and the early morning setup.

Sam/Deryk Sculpture and the early morning setup.

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Deryk’s “John Lennon” series will be seen at Bubby Rose on Cook St for the month of August.

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People taking pictures of the image (often including themselves of their friends in the pictures)

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John Lennon admirer

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End of the day magic trick

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End of the day magic trick completed


Glass Project – Recycling Centre Richmond BC

June 8, 2013

My own news is that I finally completed the six glass mosaic pieces and delivered them to Richmond. Art in Unexpected Places will soon be a reality for the Richmond Recycling Centre. The stand, being built by the welding shop folks – is going to be perfect!

Here are some shots. They want me to be there for the day it is actually installed, so I’ll obviously get more photos then!

Glass in the Kiln

Glass in the Kiln

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Kiln Run for Richmond

Chunks and base glass all ready for assembly to begin

Chunks and base glass all ready for assembly to begin

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Evening shot – early stages

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The next evening – a bit more complete

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Finished pieces

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Detail

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How it will fit in the stand

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The stand will be powder coated in a rich blue colour