December 19, 2011
Christmas and Holiday Greetings to All from Texas!
John and I want to send our warmest wishes for a blessed holiday season. Our year has been a joy, and we feel that it is due for the most part to our wonderful friends, students, and family. Through our glass business and workshops, we have met so many amazing people and made many wonderful friends all over the US. People are a big part of the reason that we do what we do ....and love it!
The coming year has already taken form for us. In Jan., we will be teaching a fused glass mosaic piece at Hot Glass Houston...... but not just any mosaic! We're most importantly glass fusers, so we will be using fusing elements such as cut glass koi, stringer, and different frits in a large panel. Lots of fun for all in two days and a short evening. Also, the first 2 weekends in Feb., Bob Paterson, owner of Hot Glass Houston, has scheduled a fall landscape panel for more experienced fusers. It is a challenging and lovely, large panel accomplished w/ watercolor techniques. Go to www.hotglasshouston.com for information and registration information.
We've listed several new workshops including "The Bridge to Nowhere" and one with waterbirds in the spring at our home studio in Huntsville. The "Bridge" is probably one of the most popular pieces we have made, and many of you have requested this workshop. Please look on the website, www.dancinglightfusedglass.com for information, and remember, these classes are very small so register early to have a place.
Always remember that we will often create a workshop when there is interest. Call us if there's something you'd like to see on the schedule. 936-291-0975. We are teaching only about half of the workshops next year that we have done recently. John and I are working our way to retirement in not too many years, and so our schedule is getting shorter. Having said that..........
Great news! We're going to Delphi in April! During the week, we'll be teaching two workshops, including the Texas Oaks and a large floral, and we'll be speaking at the artists' reception on Sat. It is really an honor for us to be asked to come to Lansing, and we are looking forward to meeting many of the glass artists in the area.
Also, sometime in the next few months, Glass Art Magazine will be featuring an article about our work, and that is really exciting! We'll let you know when that magazine comes out.
Next year looks to be a busy year already, and we are very thankful for that. But, again, we owe that to all of you, or "ya'll" as we say here in Texas. Thank you for your encouragement and support, and may God bless your New Year with joy, love, contentment, and more glass! :)
~ Donna and John
Donna and John
170 Scott Rd.
Huntsville, TX 77320