#something super special

Coming Soon! #somethingsuperspecial art show Nov.25th, right here on beautiful Gabriola Island.

I will have some glass and a few small paintings in this show. Maybe a few #somethingspecialvelveteenpillows too! Also, Ode from Ode's Alchemy Shop will have his metal art showing amongst many other makers and shakers.

It's going to be an artful party, see YOU there!

# Something Super Special

Thank you! Studio Tour 2017

Wow! What an amazing event Gabriola Arts Council creates and organizes every year on Thanksgiving, for 21 years now!

Here are some pix from my studio during the recent Studio Tour. As you can see I am playing with several mediums and much overlapping between materials of glass, metal, wood and paint. Just my style, mixed media.

You can also see pix here of my partner Ode Howard and his new metal art. It was his first time showing his own work in the Studio Tour! yay O D E!

Some of this work is still available, and some will be heading out to the West End Gallery in Victoria and Edmonton. Also some glass will be going to Vancouver Studio Glass on Granville Island.

Gabriola Studio Tour 2017

Coming SOON! Hope to see YOU!

Oct.7-9th, 10-5 all 3 days.

p.s. Did you notice it's my art on the brochure cover?!

Gabriola Studio Tour

Old Schoolhouse Gallery

This is your personal invitation to a wonderful showing of art, including mine, at the Old Schoolhouse Gallery in beautiful Qualicum Beach, on Vancouver Island.

I have a wide variety of pieces, including glass sun catchers, steel and glass sculptures and many mixed media paintings. All with a wild spirit!

Show runs from Aug.9 to Sept. 2nd. Also showing in the other 2 galleries in the building are Grant Leier and Nixie Barton with their unique and amazing artwork!

Pop Up Pillows and More Show!

POP UP Show!

When: Saturday, December 3rd     10-3 Where: Tammy Hudgeon Studio 1790 Seymour Rd. Gabriola Island. Why: for FUN and frivolity of course!

At the Pop Up Show there will be all manner of glorious gifting items. Everything from glass stars, my new "Wild Spirit" velveteen pillows, "Wild Spirit" prayer flags, mini soul gems, glass art and paintings of all sizes.

Sharing the day with me will be wonderful SharmaRay Goldman, with her "SharmaRags" line of altered clothing featuring fleecy gauntlets, scarves and much more!

We'd LOVE to see YOU!

"Magical Spirit Tribe" Art Show

Magical Spirit Tribe Art Show, Hive Emporium, Gabriola Island.

Solo Show

July 7, 7-9 pm Opening night party Show runs July 7 - 24

New works in fused glass and mixed media paintings. Large sculptural steel, glass and wood. Paintings and glass art of all sizes and shapes. Animals galore!

I am super excited to share with you my newest creations! Opening night will be a fun party with music and laughter. Hope to see YOU there.

 

 

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Bluerock Gallery, A Prairie Gem

Prairie Dream Trip!

We had a wonderful day driving down to the Bluerock Gallery in the hamlet of Black Diamond, in spacious and beautiful southern Alberta.

 

Bluerock Gallery is a precious gem of a gallery. I felt excited to see my mixed media paintings very well displayed. All of my work was out on display, which isn't always the case in galleries.

 

This destination gallery is very well curated, with each artist represented having a clear voice and style of their own. Ceramics, glass, felted art, paintings, jewelry, bronze displayed in all directions. 

 

I was also impressed to see an eclectic and interesting book selection.  Titles such as Rumi, Mary Oliver, Elizabeth May and many more authors.

I loved it there!

 

I felt kindred spirit alive and well, like arriving to something familiar and known, yet all new and exciting.....mmmmmmm.....precious indeed.

Thank you Karen Gimbel and Isis for your creative vision. I am honoured to be part of your gallery.

As we drove home, the day ended with an epic moon rise out one side of the car while the sun was setting out the other.....the prairies glowing....mmmmmmm.

 

Bluerock Gallery

 

Bluerock Gallery

 

Bluerock Gallery

 

Bluerock Gallery

 

Bluerock Gallery

 

Bluerock Gallery

One World, Atlas Affair Jan.30!

This Saturday, Jan.30th! The highly anticipated Gabriola Arts Council Atlas Affair event happens.

Last fall the Gabriola Arts Council gave participating island artists a map or atlas as inspiration to create an artwork for this show.

I didn't have an idea for this until late December.

I was finishing up orders and wrapping up my year end. I didn't have any creative brain power for a new project with a theme at that time. I did have an idea that perhaps a signpost would work with the theme of maps.

I gave myself time and space and in early January and I started making the glass signs you see below.

Shortly after I made the first few signs I knew that it could work and Ode started to make the steel post. I ordered super strong rare earth magnets (from Lee Valley) to hold the glass to the steel.

This way the piece can be easily moved, and the signs are interchangeable. I think that makes it kinda FUN.

Our piece will be one of many original ART works to be auctioned at the event! It is exciting and fun. Last year sold out, so get your tix NOW!

Hope to SEE you there!

 

 

Us and our Path to an Inspired Life, steel and glass sculpture

 

 

Path to an Inspired Life, steel and glass sculpture

 

 

Path to an Inspired Life, steel and glass sculpture

 

Path to an Inspired Life, steel and glass sculpture

 

 

Stretched! The ART Show

First Art Show of 2016! ( for me)

 

S T R E T C H E D!   ahhhhh.....that feels good to stretch doesn't it?

I have 2 pieces in this show. I had a sneak peek last night and there is some really awesome art in this show. Well known artists, and the price is the same for every canvas! $225! That is a steal for some of these paintings!

I've included a few close-up pix of my NEW Animal Totem paintings. These are the beginnings of a new series I think!

I'm going to the opening! hope to SEE you there.

See below for DETAILS.

What stretches us: work, family – “fun” … our passion – really, anything outside our comfort zone  – our normal  – come and see how these brave artists stretched themselves with this fun challenge.

the challenge  – working of a 6×36 inch canvas

46 canvases – 31 adult artists – plus 5 artists under 18 all the canvases will sell for the same price: $225

Stretched – the Art Show

Location: WI Hall – 476 South Road, Gabriola
Dates: January 15th, 16th & 17th 2016
Times: Friday 7:00 to 9:00 (with wine & cheese) Saturday 10- 4:00 & Sunday 10- 4:00

 

Blue Cougar, mixed media painting

 

Ghost Deer, mixed media painting

 

Rising Red Bird + Kitty

 

Hello 2016, I love you!

I am excited about all the possibilities that come with a new beginning, a new year!

It always feels fresh and alive when I am beginning something new. So a new year is something to celebrate!

I don't make resolutions...I find that feels restrictive and kind of punishing....especially at a time when I am finally learning to treat myself, my world, my relationships with more gentleness and kindness.

I have intentions instead.

To start my intentions this year I will share one thing: (more to follow, stay tuned)

  1.  Leave more room for unplanned space in my schedule.  My experience has been that quite possibly magic arrives in the spaces in between......I want to leave room for mystery and play.

"If we are always chasing after hobbies how will we  have time for bliss?"

Paramahansa Yogananda

Sea of Possibility Pony, watercolour and ink.

 

 

Gumboots and saltwater

 

 

At the beach....feeling free.

Sending LOVE to you.....Happy New Year.

 

 

 

 

Blessings to YOU

Hey gorgeous you....

I find winter Solstice is a wonderful time to retreat.

I am grateful to have the opportunity to have an offline, off grid, by the seashore in a rustic cabin getaway.

It feels very natural to me to SLOW down during these dark days of winter's arrival.

I do however, have a few plans...to walk, to breath, to play, to get quiet with my loved ones, to connect with nature.

And maybe, just maybe...if there is FLOW and no pressure I may dive into my new Leonie Dawson "Shining Year in Biz 2016" workbook!

Meanwhile, beauteous peeps...here are a few of my spirited friends to keep you company. They are filled with as much spirit and love as you would find if you visited my studio.

With so much gratitude.

EnJOY your season, however it plays out for you.

 

Red Coyote Mixed media painting

 

Soft and Gentle Donkey mixed media painting

 

Contemplative Cat, mixed media painting

 

Turquoise Buffalo and bird friend

 

The Wayfarer

 

Kindred Spirits, mixed media painting

 

p.s. stay tuned in the New Year for new opportunities to connect with my paintings! I plan to offer cards, prints, buttons, pencil cases and pillow slips! you will be able to cozy up to a soft and loveable donkey pillow!

Solstice Spirit Studio (what a finish!)

Yay! I packed and shipped my last art for the year 2015!

I always hold sacred the art that I ship out to new homes.

These pieces feel even more so as the requests for this work only arrived after I sent out my December newsletter.

My newest painting found a home almost instantly. It is named "Seafarers", and they are indeed seafaring as they sail off on a trip that will encompass 3 ferry rides before finally getting hOMe to a remote island.

The Sacred Salmon heads to the tall grass prairies, and the Spirit Totem goes to the even wilder far west coast.

I had some help with packing this time...well, more accurately I would say I "allowed" Ode to help me this time.

2016 will see me bringing in more systems to assist me in my biz! and more opportunities for me to share my art with you.

Think cool graphics of my art on tote bags, pillows and cards. Watch for it!

Thank YOU all so much for supporting my art, my studio.

p.s. you can see under "giving back" in the menu on this site all of the things you help to support when you support my studio. It all makes the world a better place. Thank you. xoxoxo

 

 

fused glass Spirit Totem, fused glass fish, mixed media painting, Seafarers.

 

 

Fused glass and mixed media paintings all packed and ready for shipping.

 

The Hive Emporium

"All that Glitters" art show on now at the Hive Emporium.

In case you didn't know, the Hive Emporium is the NEW gallery, located in the fabulous, former Gabriola Artworks site here on beautiful Gabriola Island!

These are just a few of the lovely offerings in the show.

There is ceramic art, jewelry and glass in this group show!

Plus sooooo much other amazing, cool, fun items in the gift shop.

 

You can go and SEE for yourself until Dec. 22nd!

 

While you're there, you can relax with a yummy cup of Ginger/Turmeric tea! mmmmmmmmmm

 

All that Glitters Show, Hive Emporium

 

 

All that Glitters Show, Hive Emporium

 

 

All that Glitters Show, Hive Emporium

 

 

All that Glitters Show, Hive Emporium

 

 

All that Glitters Show, Hive Emporium

 

 

All that Glitters Show, Hive Emporium

 

 

All that Glitters Show, Hive Emporium

 

 

All that Glitters Show, Hive Emporium

 

 

Glass Flowers + Glass Trees!

We recently did a quick trip down to Victoria, to the West End Gallery.

For a timely delivery of seasonal spirit and love.

 

Fused Glass Christmas Trees

 

As you can see I created some tabletop fused glass trees.

The idea for small trees has been in my mind for awhile...I made one awhile ago....so I created 2 more. They look great solo and in a grouping.

By small I mean about 24" tall with a round steel base. Very sturdy and balanced. For a tabletop or windowsill.

I LOVE trees. They are special to me every day of the year.

It is fun to honour them, in the spirit of this season.

Trees are always, in ALL WAYS revered in my world.

 

Fused glass flowers and christmas trees, Spirit trees

 

The trees and poinsettias will be showing at the West End Gallery, Victoria and Edmonton.

 

Delivery day of fused glass poinsettias flowers and fused glass christmas trees

 

We also snapped a couple of pix of my Totems and other sculptures in the front window!! of the gallery when we were there.

 

Fused glass Totems and sculptures at the West End Gallery, Victoria B.C.

 

Thank YOU West End Gallery for creating such beautiful galleries to show (and sell!) my work.

 

Fused glass totems and sculptural pieces at west end gallery, victoria

 

 

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour 2015

Part 2, A Pictorial.

The people. The amazing, AWEsome, beautiful, smiling, happy people that showed up to support the arts. Oh yes, and stylish visitors too! As you can SEE for yourself.

And the people that showed up to work with me! Dinah D and Ode Howard, thank you both so much.

Thank YOU all!!

 

 

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour 2015

 

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour 2015

 

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour 2015

 

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour 2015

 

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour 2015

 

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour 2015

 

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour 2015

 

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour 2015

 

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour 2015

 

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour 2015

 

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour 2015

 

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour 2015

 

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour 2015

 

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour 2015

 

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour 2015

 

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour 2015

 

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour 2015

 

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour 2015

 

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour 2015

 

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour 2015

 

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour 2015

 

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour 2015

 

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour 2015

 

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour 2015

 

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour 2015

 

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour 2015

 

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour 2015

 

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour 2015

 

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour 2015

 

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour 2015

 

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour 2015

 

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour 2015

 

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour 2015

 

 

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour 2015

 

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour 2015

 

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour 2015

 

 

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour 2015 Part 1(a pictorial)

Thank you thank you thank you to all of the peeps who choose to visit my studio during the Amazing Thanksgiving Studio Tour!

YOU make it happen! So many lovely happy people in my studio that weekend.  Here are some pix. More to come later, and some stories too.

Thank you to the wonderful, hardworking and generous Gabriola Arts Council for organizing and running this fabulous event. You can support this group yourself if you are a fan of art and culture!

 

Outside the Studio

 

 

Pinwheel and Crows

 

 

Pinwheel Grande and Bouquet, both sold.

 

 

Crows, steel and glass. SOLD

 

 

Wood framed fused glass windows.

 

 

Window hangings, spirit houses.

 

 

Glass and paintings.

 

 

Paintings and glass

 

 

Garden Art, steel and fused glass.

 

 

Mixed media paintings

 

 

Totems

 

 

Fused Glass

 

 

Paintings, glass

 

 

Fused glass, all sorts and sizes

 

 

Superpower Bird Totem and paintings

 

 

GGlass and Starbelly painting

 

 

fused glass orca

 

 

Paintings

 

 

Glass, and my glass cutting table.

xoxox