Artist Residency at IAA

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Looking Ahead

Hello all!

Our first year in operation is winding down and I am now reflecting on on some of the challenges and rewards of our first official year in business.

In the last week I taught a lantern making class in Hanover at Left Bank Books (all 10 of us had a wonderful time).

We also sold our work at two craft fairs, with mixed success and continue to produce more work for a third craft fair this Sat. at Memorial Auditorium Annex, right next to the Burlington City Arts Clay Studio.

Todays small achievement was learning how to attach my new Picasa web album to my blog. How fun!

I am sick today so it is hard to be excessively optimistic but over all I am very pleased with the progress we have made and what we have been able to accomplish in our first year.

Peace and Light in this dark time as we look forward hopefully to the new years beginning.

Friday, November 13, 2009


"Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune--without the words,
And never stops at all,..."

Emily Dickinson

This was a week where hope was ever present as was the need of hope.
The hand-ufacturing was rolling along at a measured, yet productive pace. I am learning about time, my use and distortion of it, as I try to consider its value to someone else as it is embodied in a piece of work.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Hello World

New born to the blogging world we here at Flying Turtle Designs are excited to be spreading our wings. Our fledgling art and craft company started nearly 1 year ago is progressing well. With more time now to devote to the business I am excited to share that our work has been accepted into the Frog Hollow Gallery in Burlington, VT. I feel that we have really entered the B-town art scene now. It is starting to feel real. We will also be displaying some of our work at the Shelbure Art Center in their winter show.

With much to celebrate I am happy to share it in our very new blog.

Best to all! More to come!