"Where Glass Comes To Life"

quote- Melissa Contover

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

SoWa Art Walk 2009

Thank you to all that stopped by and helped make the weekend fun!

My show season has begun.  I managed to stuff the car with all my display and all my work, set up and tear down with no major issues (like the time last season I set up only to discover I had left my cash box at the studio.... Heather Wang is an ANGEL.. she split her cash with me that day) and even had the chance to walk about and enjoy the proceedings.
Here are some of the photos I took along the way.

The fore mentioned Heather Wang with her beautiful jewelry and her bright, shining smile :)

Another beautiful person with a beautiful smile ...

Liz Smith of Made in Lowell... (I have great friends and a lot of them are Western Avenue Studio Artists)
When I visited her she had a number of visitors enthralled by her felting demo.
The Skiing Weaver herself; Kristin Kelly.   I am constantly impressed by her quality of work and the caring, intelligent person she is in all circumstance.

 Liz Stewart, owner of Lush Beads.  Liz to me is an enabler to my bead
addiction.  I love making beads.  Liz is surrounded by beads.  How could 
I not find an understanding soul in her.  That and she is wicked funny.
a great combination.

Art by Verde; Vicki Green.

Dare I say it... A woman I have had a crush on since I met her.  It may have something to do with the fact that I want to put her art everywhere I can
 in my living space.  That and she is very cool.   I say this at the risk of incurring the wrath of The Doctor of Manliness himself, Bill Green.  I live with the hope that my previous statement can be mitigated by the fact that, he is my only man crush I am willing to reveal.  Only the truly knowing can know of what I speak.  Here we have a rare photo of the D.O.M.  meditating on a tome of supreme knowledge and weight, creating a cone of great density that makes all around him question their integrity.

I shared a space with Candace, the Etsy Queen.  Her work as the Intuitive Garden is elegant, very unique.  I have never seen work like hers, a lot of it one of a kind jewelry not to be missed.    She and her husband Matt were wonderful company.   I was pleased to get some advice about my intended Etsy site and found she was a fount of knowledge.  Her display and range of items are very inspiring.   
It is at this point I must appeal to the reader to forgive any blurry photography.  I AM A GLASS ARTIST, not a photographer!  In a desire to communicate myself to those interested in my work and inner workings, I pledge to improve this skill, but I urge the reader to have patience with me.

I look forward to what lies ahead.


  1. You, my dear Mr. Peter, are just too sweet. Lovely blog entry - love all the photos! (And I'm sporting some Heather Wang earrings in that photo! Went home with one of Vicky's landscapes, too... And love my felty nests from Ms. Liz!)

  2. I'm really just wicked. :-> Thanks Peter, you are very kind!

  3. Welcome to the blog world. Coincidentally I just started a blog too. I'll add you to my blog roll and I'm also a follower.

    We've passed in the WAS halls - I'm in 302.

  4. Awww, great post! Thanks for the sweet words glass magician!