First off, the disappointment that I felt this year with the election, I have decided to remove politics from my life, and I doubt that I will ever vote again.... The electoral college proves to me that their votes are the only votes that count, so I'm not wasting my time or energy anymore. Yes, I understand I won't have the privilege to complain anymore, but I really don't give a shit.
On the flip side, I was notified by Artpace (almost two weeks after they said they would notify artists) that I was considered a qualified artist to have my art selected by international curators or staff for shows in 2017. Now lets see if my work gets selected. It's a waiting game.
In January of 2015 I took a 30 day sgraffito glass challenge that was created by Kelly Crosser Alge through Facebook. Each day starting January 1 we created a drawing with powdered glass on glass, and fused the pieces in the kiln. After each piece was finished we posted our art each day on her blog Modern Ancient Glass. I had a BLAST doing that challenge and my drawing skills improved over that month. Last week I found out the Kelly was traveling to Texas to teach and I signed up for the class immediately! The class is in January over the MLK weekend at AA Products in Seguin Texas. The commute for me will be an hour each way for 3 days. For a great instructor that's not bad!
So next month I will be dusting off my jars of glass powders that have been dormant for a while now!
For now I want to concentrate on baking cookies, wrapping gifts, and talking to family and friends on the phone that are too far away to visit.
I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!!!!