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More Conversation Pieces. “Time To make The Donuts.”

Busy making Conversation PIeces. Thought you’d like to see what part of the process looks like.  That’s me making the pointer at the end.

I’m assisted by the excellent Ben Coombs.


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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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Art Institute of Chicago to Sell My Conversation Pieces™

This is great.  To coincide with their Roy Lichtenstein exhibit in May, the Museum Shop of the Art Institute of Chicago will begin selling my glass word balloons, the Conversation Pieces™. They’ll be the blank word balloons pictured here that you can write, draw, and doodle whatever you like.

So, tomorrow I go into the studio and start making 50 of these. Yeah, That’s a lot. It’ll take a couple of days, for sure.  But I’m psyched.

If you’re in Chicago in May, stop in for the exhibit, of course, but also make sure you see the Museum Shop.

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They’re Cupid Approved

Here are my latest Conversation Pieces for Valentine’s Day.  You need to get these for the Love of Your Life.  These are much better than chocolates or even a diamond ring.  Really! Unique, fun, sincere, and they hang on the wall, for all to see.

To pick up one of these handblown glass word balloons, simply visit my Etsy Store.


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You Should Be So Lucky

Now available on ETSY.  This is my favorite Conversation PIece word balloon that I’ve made, so far.  Perfect Hanukkah gift. It’s blown glass with vinyl letters, and it hangs on the wall.  There is a hole in the back, so you hang it just like a photo.


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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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