Conundrums of a Catch-22


It’s always a conundrum trying to decide whether to apply for a public art call. Virtually all of the requests for qualifications (RFQ’s) require the artist to have experience with public art installations, or at the very least commissions that are of a similar monetary value. Considering most of these calls are for artwork installations… Continue Reading

Fire Starting in the Birch

Maple Birchwood

This was a commission for a bathroom in Saint Paul – obviously there were some privacy concerns, which were easily alleviated with the more opaque glass choices. Plus, in general, if you hang something in the window, your eye will automatically be drawn to the object in the window, rather than the view through the… Continue Reading

5 Art Blogs to follow

My art glass as seen through the lens of Garrett Bartholme.

As part of my continuing education, I follow (and actually read the posts!) a few art blogs. Some of them are more business oriented; some of them cover the gamut from tutorials to reviews, but all of them relate to growing your art business. These are my favorites and most helpful in my opinion in… Continue Reading

Bootcamp (for artists)

2012 SMASH!

When I was working on my list of accomplishments for 2014, I also made the decision to invest in growing my business this year. Specifically in setting up and IMPLEMENTING systems to market my work and better get it out into the world. So I signed up for Alyson B. Stanfield’s Art Biz Bootcamp. And… Continue Reading

Which way is UP?


A good design looks good the way it is intended, but also works upside down, sideways, and sometimes backwards. Balance is what makes it work, visual balance and structure. So when Iwork on a piece, I move around and look at it from different directions. I am always looking at my work in progress from the top, side,… Continue Reading