I Recommend Pleasant

May 4, 2016

In the play (and movie) “Harvey” the main character says something that I love:

‘Years ago my mother used to say to me, she’d say, “In this world, Elwood, you must be” – she always called me Elwood – “In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.” Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me.’

That is why I was delighted when I was offered the chance to have a showing of my glass-on-glass mosaics at the Chemainus Theatre during the month in which they are performing “Harvey.”  What a wonderful opportunity!  A vintage whimsical play and mosaics — as whimsical as I can make them — from recycled vintage glass. There are 23 of my glass pieces in the exhibit.

Here’s one that I titled “I Recommend Pleasant”. It’s 16” by 29”, has zinc edges (thank you Deryk) and is built on a piece of glass shelving that was in our bathroom closet until just a few days ago (we are in the middle of a reno.)  Blue dots burst out of a heart-embossed blue bottle. The world is surrounded with colours from the forest and sky and sun. There are flowers and shells – even a bee and a lizard.  Things you might notice if you have a chance to relax outdoors on a summer’s day, as Elwood often does….

I need to take a good backlit photo of this piece – as it would appear if you hung it in your window. For now, hopefully these will give you the idea.

 

Here’s more information about the show:

http://www.twoglassyladies.ca/?p=9556

http://chemainustheatrefestival.ca/plan-your-visit/gallery-gift-shop/current-exhibition

 

 

 


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”