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“Genius is essentially creative; it bears the stamp of the individual who possesses it.
~ Madame de Staël”

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Come find me at Reston Market this season

Wow – I survived my first two weekends at the Reston Market. That leaves the following dates to catch me at the Market.

July 27th

Aug 17th

Sep 14th

Oct 12th

Oct 26th

 

ArtKlub! the group I’m with usually has at least one or two people in our booth each weekend. We have several people selling jewelry,  doing fabric arts, mixed media […]

Driia's Dreams at the Reston Art Market this summer

Good News!

This summer I am joining a group of friends from ArtKlub! in Sterling who are selling at the Reston Art Market, on Saturday mornings 9 am – 2 pm, in Reston,  VA.

We are taking turns rotating through the vendor space we’ve reserved. Currently my dates for the season look like:

May 18th

June 22nd

July 27th

Aug 17th

Sep […]

ArtKlub – art show Sat Aug 18th

ArtKlub, a local group of artists who meet regularly, is holding an Art Show at the local Atlantic Bread Company in Sterling VA where they usually meet most Sunday mornings.

Atlanta Bread Co.

45633 Dulles Eastern Plaza, Sterling, VA

Saturday Aug 18th, 2012

9 am to 6 pm is the event for mingling with the artists and table sales.

 

I will be participating […]

MFNC 2012

Here's your sign…. everybody gets one.

Well it’s over now, and I survived!  As usual Maker Faire NC was very frenetic. I was there presenting a booth on the basics of fused glass. Answering many, many questions, and even getting a few people involved in cutting glass or grinding an edge groove into a small […]

Selection of Fused Glass Books Reference List

I spent some time the other day looking for books on fusing glass. There are a lot of them out on Amazon’s website, a few on Barnes and Noble, and the rest are scattered to the wind.  In any case there are of course many resources out on the internet to help you in locating […]

Count down to 2012 MakerFaire NC

Well – it’s been almost a year already. Wow – busy busy this past year.

We’ll be heading back to NC this June for the MakerFaire.  This year I will be teaching those interested about fused glass. So look for me there.

I’ll be discussing the basics of fused glass. How to assemble pieces for firing, the […]

Fun at Maker Faire NC

This past weekend, I went down to Raleigh, NC for Maker Faire NC on June 18th. It was my second time there and lots of fun. People who make all sorts of things were there of course. Among them were several clubs from all over the Raleigh-Durham area. There were electronics, robotics, science […]

Valentines Date Night

This year in lieu of chocolates, flowers or silly stuffed animals….. my very favorite person (who also happens to be my husband), bought us tickets to a “date night” at the The Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton , VA.  This involved Ballroom dancing, snacks and a bar….. plus the good part… a 2 hour couples […]

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This year for one of my friends I decided to make an ornament – well it was almost going to be a pendant but I knew that she really likes having a decorated tree… so I added the ribbon.

I used carved bone beads, glass beads, color wire, and bright green ribbon.

I like how this turned […]

Big Dreams of Trains to Nowhere and Everywhere

My inspiration of the month….

With thanks to Craig who sent me the following link:

http://weburbanist.com/2009/10/29/all-aboard-clever-recycled-train-car-homes-offices-hotels/

It involves the clever reuse of train cars. Now what I find so inspiring about this … well in college my friends and I found a couple of old wooden cabooses…sitting on abandoned tracks a short walk from our dorms. […]