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My Glass in the Art Institute of Chicago Fall Catalog

The new fall catalog of the Art Institute of Chicago Museum Shop is now out, and you can see my Conversation Pieces™ for sale there. Page 33. I’m very excited about that.

These are glass cartoon word balloons handblown by me in the Portland glass studio.  You can write whatever you want on the word balloons, with a dry erase marker, which comes off easily with any clean cloth.

The Conversation Pieces™have  been available since June in the Museum Shop, to coincide  with the Roy Lichtenstein exhibit that is going on there. I’m now glad that they are available to anyone, even if you can’t make it to Chicago to see the exhibit.


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Newest Conversation Pieces™ Are Here

Just added these two to my ETSY store.

I’ve been trying to come up with new words to put on these pieces.  And it’s always important to stay positive, especially about our creativity.  So, I thought Create and Dream Big, would be good places to start.

These would look great on your studio wall or in your office.

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The New Yorker Cartoon

I’m glad to say I have a cartoon appearing in this week’s issue of The New Yorker, cover date is April 9. This is a cartoon they selected out of the first batch I sent in in the beginning of February. I was published in there yeeeeeeears ago, so it is especially great to be
 back.  I’m submitting every week, so I hope you’ll see me in there more often.


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Christmas Conversation Pieces Are Here

Actually, Conversation Pieces are for any time of year, for any occasion, because you can write whatever you want, whenever you want, using a dry erase marker.  But it’s almost Christmas season, so, that’s why, in this case, it’s perfect for Christmas. You can get this piece on my ETSY STORE.

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Combining Glass and Cartooning in One Career

I gave this presentation last night in Camden, Maine, in association with the Juice Conference.  It was during Pecha Kucha Night, which is an informal gathering of 10 presenters, who speak about their careers and creativity.  Pecha Kucha is Japanese for Chit Chat.

The format is that I have 20 slides, and 20 seconds for each slide. No time ramble on, which is great.  When the 20 seconds is up, the slide automatically changes.


I had a great time.  Sorry that all of the slides don’t show up, so you can’t see all of the cartoons or glass.  But, you can hear what I say, and I hope, it’s entertaining for you.  I had a great time, in spite of my nervousness.  I’ve never done public speaking before.


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Seen Recently on Penobscot Bay, Maine

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Tag Sale Incident

overheard at my neighbors last weekend.  A little awkward.  Owner was a little sheepish.


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