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Elemental Life in Frame

So it’s true that I’m a little crazy, but in a perfectly friendly, safe and non threatening way. I wake up, drink caffeine, do a little of this self-promotion/self-expression, think about how crazy life, the world, the universe, the reality is etc etc. Then, instead of curling up and quivering in a fetal position from the overwhelming nature of it all, I get to work and I use that overwhelm and anxiety etc. to take control of the glass and prove to myself that it’s all real and that when I look and listen, I can make the connections between the seemingly disparate things in a way that feels like I’m doing my part to keep it all together, actually show the work, and ideally support my family all at once.

Elemental Life In Frame” now available in the shop!

“Logos” Vessel

Art is a tool that we use for a mashup of reasons. To play and learn, to watch a thing take shape, to tell stories and express ideas. There is a theme to much of my work that is seemingly ambiguous. These are attempts to express the “absolute”. They are generally unplanned works that are the result of true inspired and passionate flow. These pieces take shape almost on their own.

 I make a template (the vessel) and the rest presents itself as I go. The symmetry and patterns are self-guiding. In all my hopes and dreams the effect of viewing them should be a restorative one. Like remembering something very important, but impossible to put into words…

Now available in the shop.

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Cobalt Sparkle Spots ~ Blown boro bead set by Beau B.

Here’s a new set of 3 blown boro hollows in cobalt blue under clear glass, decorated with a bit of turquoise and bold glittering green. Set comes along with some of the new discs in matching blue.

"Cobalt Sparkle Spots" Click photo to purchase.
“Cobalt Sparkle Spots” Click photo to purchase.

 

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“Dawn to Dusk” New set and a few words to grow on.

These colors. They remind us of beginnings and endings I think.  New Dawns and days that end well.  Couple that with some earth tones and it’s the dream we live here on earth.

~We begin to become something in the dark, then we reach out from the center to define our space. The process moves this way, one center defined, one sphere. From there, it looks to create another in it’s likeness.  As the body grows, it becomes more inhabitable, more familiar. The process continues until the being is born from there to here. The self begins to take notice of this increasing physicality, of hunger and a vulnerability that didn’t previously exist. It breathes, it sees and feels. It begins to discover cause and effect. It forgets, it remembers and forgets and remembers again.

To be the remembering and forgetting is one thing, to observe it is another.  We do both, but not often at the same time. We often believe that forgotten things go away somehow, but they most certainly do not, even if you can’t remember them, all that ever was, still is. Like space dust under the influence of all that surrounds it, part of the whole, yet still differentiated. The dust will find attraction to particles that agree and they will congregate, coalesce and eventually form a body, with a center, and the process will be there too.

The process is infinitely large and magnificently small. So where you look for it, is where you’ll find it. You just have to trust yourself long enough, and let it open. It spooks when you reach or chase it. If you want butterflies and hummingbirds to land on your shoulder, then make like a flower, be love, be life, be beauty and it will seek YOU out.  Not because you’re special or godly or magical.  It’s because that’s just how it works. Distilled from dogma, the way just is simply, “the way.”

“Love” is a word.  It’s the one we have. What it means is everything. Love is greater than anything. Gratitude is joy.  You can give your attention to what needs it and what calls for it. You can also turn your back on what is looking to take it from you or frighten you away from it.  We all have a mountain we’re looking to climb. All that matters is whether or not you’re going towards it or away from it.  We all know the view is reason enough.

Carry on and be well kind travelers, I look forward to seeing you on the path.

9 boro beads by Beau Barrett. Click this photo to purchase.
9 boro beads by Beau Barrett. Click this photo to link to the  item page in our shop.

“True Blues” Blown Boro Bead set by Beau Barrett

Just jumping back on this thing like I never skipped a beat? Ha! Guess so.

I don’t know if people check email anymore but if you do, you can subscribe to this blog by entering your email over there on the top right. That will get you email notifications of any new posts here.  For starters I’ll just be posting links to new work as it becomes available. If you don’t do facebook then this is how you can stay up on what’s new for now.

Click the photo to get to the product page for this set, now available in our big cartel shop ;) Thanks all!

SOLD! Thank you!

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*Auction* Spinning top x Pendant by Beau Barrett

Spins clean heads up or down.
Spins clean heads up or down.

Pink Lemonade Pendant x Top

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Winning: Mary Ransom

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Ending On: September 15, 2014 12:00 pm

A spinning pendant? Wearable top? Even spins heads up or heads down.

Either way, it's a well balanced situation...

A striped pattern in Canary yellow and blush pink...

43mm tall x 25mm diameter.

3.5mm hole size.

Category: pendants

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  1. Mary Ransom bid $32.00 on September 14, 2014 11:18 pm
  2. josh arleth bid $26.00 on September 14, 2014 11:48 am
  3. Racer bid $8.00 on September 14, 2014 10:34 am

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*Auction* Sunday Spinner trio #1

Little spinners, good to go.
Little spinners, good to go.

Sunday Spinner Trio #1

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A little crew of fun pocket spinners to bring more angular momentum into your life. Contemplate how everything spins...

All three spin straight and clean (largest) measures 32mm x 21mm diameter.

Thank you! Enjoy!

Category: spintops

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  1. josh arleth bid $15.00 on September 14, 2014 1:36 pm

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Blown boro bead auction!

I’m liking this effect!

Floating Blue Green Ether

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Winning: Tracey Paynter

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Ending On: September 11, 2014 6:00 pm

A  blown boro focal bead with a mottled core of gradated blue-green beneath a heavy layer of clear. Translucent opal blue dot-stacks float on the surface. The dots have a nice little gradient to them as well.

32mm x 27mm diameter.

Category: beads

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  1. Tracey Paynter bid $24.00 on September 11, 2014 8:05 am

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