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

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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

Kiln Run for Richmond

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


Mosaic accepted in Sooke Fine Arts Exhibition

June 27, 2012

I’m really happy that my submission was accepted into the Sooke Fine Arts exhibition July 28 — Monday, August 6, 2012.

The complete list of artists whose work will be on display is here:

http://sookefinearts.com/information-for-artists/art-selected-for-2012/

 

Image

http://glass-on-glass.ning.com/photo/birth-of-venus