Tuesday morning my son and I had breakfast on the wharf in Santa Barbara and pastries at noon in Solvang. We were at the end of an adventure in which we drove down to San Diego to deliver a new collection of my reverse painted chandeliers including two new large reverse painted chandeliers to people from Kuivato Glass Gallery. In turn, they drove my new work into Sedona, Arizona. That saved me a full extra day of driving with my now two and a half year old and that was great!
My husband’s mother was also on this wonderful journey, helping with my little guy. I am lucky that my art sells in areas that are beautiful and inspiring to travel to. We try to make the best of these journeys. It is nice to be able to get out of the studio every now and then and I choose when and where I make chandelier deliveries to as my time is best spent in the studio. These art delivery trips help me to re-charge my creative energies. They also have the added
benefit of knowing that a lot of work can be safely delivered all at once. I wish I could visit all of my galleries more often.
I am also lucky that my son now is of an age where such distances are possible with creativity and lots of new toys…and lots of songs. His current favorite song is Wheels on the Bus and boy did we sure hear that on this trip.
Our stop in Santa Barbara the night before was something I was looking forward to…as was our whip cream filled sweets outing to Solvang with my little Dane. We were only in Solvang for a few minutes before we spotted his last name—Jensen—on a shop sign!
Among the chandeliers that I was handing off were two large reverse painted chandeliers. One is a gorgeous multi-colored flower chandelier that has sunflowers, Indian paint brushes, poppies and gladiolas. The second new large chandelier is an abstract with earthy Santa Fe inspired desert colors.
Flowers of Sedona (click here to see more images) is the title of my newest large floral chandelier for Kuivato Glass Gallery. There is also 24 inch chandelier in the new collection that has similar colors and flowers.
On Tuesday morning, as we were leaving Santa Barbara I was on the phone to staff at Kuivato Glass Gallery, they were so excited—the large chandeliers had just been installed and three new painted table lamps and 24 inch chandeliers were filling the gallery with new energy. That made me feel really good—to hear excitement about my new painted chandeliers, which I know from experience will not stay in the gallery for long.
My large reverse painted chandeliers are definitely not the least expensive work of art in the gallery but they are also not the most expensive. They are very well priced for the high quality of
my work and the beautiful artistry that goes into them. Each of my large glass bowls is hand crafted here in my studio—I have large kilns in my shop. I love to make my own glass as I know the quality is there. My hand forged iron fixtures are also of the highest quality. They are elegant and simple in design—they let my beautiful glass paintings stand out. My works are expressive and full of life and make for beautiful and artful lighting for a special home, perhaps your home?
If you would like to visit Kuivato Glass Gallery in beautiful Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village and view my reverse painted chandeliers and works of many other wonderful glass artists, their address is:
336 Hwy 179, Tlaquepaque Suite B-125
Sedona, Arizona 86339
You can also reach me in my studio most days of the week at:
Studio Phone: 925-625-7969
or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org