Only about three weeks to a yearly occurrence: The annual Art Studio Tour in our area. This year there will be 26 Artists participating, chosen by a jury. For the last 15 years I have been lucky enough to participate. Every year the preparation takes months. Creating new Artwork for the event that only lasts a weekend seems like a lot of effort but it is truly a wonderful weekend. For two days I am able to share with a crowd of ever changing faces, and some regulars, how my Artwork is created. From the drawing of the pattern to the first cut on the glass, the grinding, foiling and soldering and the finishing framing. I love how fascinated people are by the process. It is a lot more than just selling finished pieces.
It is a chance to show visitors what goes into making a one of a kind piece of Art, whether they purchase anything or not. It is a chance to interact with people that are really interested in all kinds of Art, every stop on the Tour shows different Studios, different Artists. If you are in the area November 1st and 2nd, please stop in, let me show you how an original piece of stained glass is created.