28.9.10

27.9.10

Family Day

Sunday was a day for family... transfering our beautiful wood stove to my brother's, getting some insulating done, and the beginning of a bit of staining and carting the remainder of last year's siding up the hill to the house...
Shep has it all figured out...
... while the rest of us...
... are just happy to get to wear the cool coveralls...
...go Triina, go!
Now, if only the sun would stay for the week, perhaps at the end of each day I might get the rest of the staining done, and some of the old siding off... winter is coming-- had the first frost this morning already!

23.9.10

Rochelle's Tulips

Rochelle came out to my studio for the first time as part of the Craft Council's AGM earlier this year; at the time, she bought a small fused panel that is made to hang in a window with a tulip design... happily, she liked it so much that she created a mug with a similar design which she then sent back to me! Drinking tea in the afternoon is very enjoyable with a bouquet of tulips.

21.9.10

Kate Turns Eight!

This past weekend, the Birthday Girl and eight of her friends booked a short afternoon session of making suncatchers...
...comparing colours..
...working...
...working...
... I needed to bring in stools and benches for some!...
...great concentration...
...drawings and pre-fired pieces...
...more...
...more...
... the finished work!
And the aftermath-- not too bad! Fun afternoon with a nice group of girls.

16.9.10

Rare Moment

Some evenings are like this.
Ospreys, kingfishers, yellow legs, and loons.

15.9.10

Ahhhhhh, Summer!

Over the long weekend, we made it to Burgeo just after Earl's visit... dreamy!
Hiin bought a little camper... we spent a few days getting it on the go, and I used the rainy stormy Earl-y day to finish the cushion covers and curtains (Hiin's birthday gift) and replaced the ceiling...
The Green Hornet managed to pull the camper (da Hurve II) without any problems, and Shep hit the surf...
... what a tropical paradise... what with the gnarly spruce trees grappling the rocky ledges... but the white sand, blue surf and sand: WOW! Love Burgeo.

13.9.10

From Chatelaine Girl to Glass Artist!!

In between all the happenings of late, I just found out the other day that an article for the COVER (wow!!) story of the Glass Art Association of Canada e-zine was about my installation Salmon Run and about me! How exciting,  and how great, not to mention very cool... I could go on, I am that stoked! It's definitely a strange feeling to see my name in print, and see how words are put together to explain/express many ideas or thoughts that have crossed my mind or have been part of answers to questions during an interview. Hope you enjoy the link:http://mag.glassartcanada.ca/cover/going-home-glass-artist-urve-manuel-tells-a-tale-of-fish-and-family/

4.9.10

Full House

From the outside looking in, the greenhouse is full up... tomato plants growing right up to the ceiling, and everything crawling along everywhere. Pumpkins taking off all the way down the hill and into the brush pile behind the greenhouse; they might make it yet!

2.9.10

Beets!

Everything's been getting dry around here... so in complete desperation, I watered the plants yesterday. Muggy today, hurricane weather around here; sure beets frost! A ha ha ha, I'm so funny today!

1.9.10

Cape Ray Day

First look...
... getting closer...
...getting set...
...carnage...
...landing...
...gangsters...
...checking out Main Beach...
...boys on the beach...
... on the run...
...new technique...
... more splashes...
Big waves on the way...
... splash!
Splash!
Splash!
Sunset towers...
...Luke and Lori on the beach...
...sausages...
Estonian sandal dance.
Fire!