I began this blog to share information about my fused glass work. I started expanding by posting other things that I have found online, and so the blog has evolved into a place where I can share the unusual, odd, beautiful or inspiring things that people are making around the world.
I have always been happiest in learning. I have a degree in teaching special ed, but that career did not hold for long. As computers became more and more a part of daily life, I was drawn into technology. Self-taught in the Adobe programs, I eventually started a business with a partner in graphic design.
I am also largely self-taught in my glass work, having taken an informal class in stained glass many years ago. I have tried many art mediums. I love to create, but glass is the only form that continues to hold my interest. It is the only form where I have found satisfaction and success with my pieces, and I always feel the thrill of striving for something more in what I want to convey.
As I research the world of art online, it becomes clearer to me that art is truly undefinable. Artists are reviled and exalted, they are egotistic self-promoters and introverted creators, they are found in museums, galleries, craft shops and basement studios, they are highly trained and they are outsiders. The art that I prefer takes me outside of myself, it is beauty and emotion, it resonates in my soul.