Sunday, December 28, 2008

Happy New Year!

We just got back from celebrating Christmas and the Winter Solstice with friends and family back in my (Heather's) hometown, Ottawa. It was lovely to indulge in vast amounts of socializing, catching up and playing after our marathon of shows.
Now that we're back in Winnipeg, Andrea and I are reviewing what Hearts of Glass achieved in 2008 and looking ahead to 2009. It's been a year of huge milestones for us - especially in terms of figuring out the business side of things, and we're hoping to reach more huge milestones in the new year - especially in terms of design and techniques.
I'll talk more about that in my next post, but for now here's a photo of a necklace that I was really proud of this year. We call it the Laza Tiger Necklace:

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

HoliDAZE - Dec 12, 13, 14th at Edge Gallery, 611 Main Street

HoliDAZE is this weekend!
It's our final hoorah of the season and it'll be HUGE. 25 artists, live music, an awesome new venue, and lots of energy. If you need gifts and stocking stuffers it's a stop you won't want to miss. In fact it's worth a visit just to take in the sights and sounds! Everything from toys to pottery to homemade art supplies to baby gear to glassware.

HoliDAZE. Where you will definitely find something unexpected and fabulous!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Elm Street Artisan Open House

We just had a fabulous weekend show at the Sumak Designs studio, hosted by Susan McIlwain. We did this show last year and earlier in October, and it's always a lovely time. Susan and her friend and fellow designer Doreen Lapointe of Formations in Metal have been really encouraging towards us and have helped us move to a new level in our work since they started informally mentoring us. We've been really lucky to know them!

This is an example of Susan's work. Thanks Susan for all your support!

Doreen also teaches adult evening programs in metalsmithing at Sturgeon Heights Collegiate.