For the last month I have been busily making ornaments (done!) and small Gaia lamps (done!), and am now doing the grinding and drilling of the vases to light them. I have begun making the large pieces now, and have two of eight made, at a studio in Northern Virginia. Over the last week I have had two people claim their perks from the campaign. One was a family who had a series of pieces made; two paperweights, a small drinking glass for a delightful little lady, a small gold ruby ruffled vase, and a large pink and purple Nautilus bowl. Its been a lot of shuttling back and forth in cold weather, but worth it.
Once the pieces have been drilled and lit, all items will next be packed and shipped. The weather has been glitchy the last couple of weeks, resulting in the family that came recently to reschedule due to a power outage.
Today, with snow coming down, I hope to get out to the studio to get more large vases assembled before the weather gets so bad that we have another power outage. Fingers crossed! Unfortunately, in the area where the studio is located, power outages are far too common.
So before I head out I am including these pieces that were made a number of years ago as examples of pieces that can be made once the studio here is operational. These pics are all from the same piece, which goes to show just how much variety that can be packed into a piece such as this. I hope it helps brighten your day, especially if you hail from our neck of the woods, which is facing as much as a foot of snow in the next 24 hours. Enjoy! Stay warm!