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Cheryl Chapman
Crestline, CA
A self-taught and always experimenting glass artist.
Interests: glass, painted glass, fusing, knitting, reading, quilting, hiking, veganism
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There are so many great artists out there and I found a facebook page a while back called Fused Glass Fanatics. The folks on there are always posting these wonderful pieces they have made or are working on. One of the techniques I have seen alot of on there is... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Silly Dog Art Glass
The blog looks great! I will have to check out those social media icons, too. Although, I really only use Facebook regularly. I love your work in solids, too, so I am looking forward to the coming months of photos. PS - love your Gee's Bend quilt!
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2015 on Ch-ch-ch-changes! at Kristin Shields Quiltmaker
I think most women do - especially mothers. Glad you like the sign. I added some color today, but can't finish it until I get my red paint - hopefully tomorrow!
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2015 on One Thing at a Time at Silly Dog Art Glass
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Like many women, I have a tendency to multi-task. I have read a bit about this and while I always thought it was a more efficient way of getting things done, I am realizing that it is actually not the best way to accomplish things. It is also, it seems,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at Silly Dog Art Glass
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I have just made some changes to the photo albums on this blog. I am trying to organize by year so that you (and I) can see what my work more currently looks like. Please take a little poke around and see what's up. I have just added albums for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at Silly Dog Art Glass
Love the sentiment - Begin as you mean to go on. Very good advice. You are just full of it, aren't you? This little one is a cutie! Didn't even see the "house" until looking at that second close up shot.
2015 A new year. I am so looking forward to trying new things, seeing new places and meeting new people. Here's to an awesome year!! PS - I am making a few small changes to my blog site and website - look for them in the coming days. HAPPY NEW... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at Silly Dog Art Glass
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Okay, so I have titled this blog post "Something Missing". I don't really know why. I always write a title before I start writing a post and for some reason these words just popped out. Let's see where this takes us. I have been very busy. Fall is always tough... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at Silly Dog Art Glass
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You know, I always feel like I am having fun when I create a new piece or pieces of glass. It gives me a high to see first, the drawing, then the first, second and third stages of firing the glass. But the final image created in glass after the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at Silly Dog Art Glass
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Another completed totem pole order! This was designed and built for friends of mine who live in Big Bear City, CA. The animals are their animal totems that they chose. We were going to initially have 4 animals (two for each of them), but the dimensions of the pole only... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2014 at Silly Dog Art Glass
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I have had my business and business name as it is now for about 8 years. I settled on my business name - Silly Dog Art Glass - because I wanted to include some of the things that are most precious in my life. My dogs. I like descriptive types... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2014 at Silly Dog Art Glass
Wonderful to see that little birdie framed! And I don't think I ever saw that trailer block before - looks great in the quilt.
I'm now actively using my Instagram account! Follow me by searching by name -- Silly Dog Art Glass. I'm looking forward to showing off more photos of my work, studio, in progress and maybe even some of my inspiration - my little fur babies. Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2014 at Silly Dog Art Glass
Thank you, Sarah!
Toggle Commented Mar 26, 2014 on Blue Birds in Amber at Silly Dog Art Glass
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Some of you might remember the disaster I had with firing this painting a while ago. I vowed to try again with what I wanted to do and this time there was success! I still don't know what the actual problem was last time, but I do have theories. Anyhoo... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at Silly Dog Art Glass
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I hate it when things go wrong. It sucks. But it's also a learning experience (I have to reluctantly admit). This is what came out of my kiln last week one day: This was going to be a bowl. So I had painted onto a round piece of glass, but... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2014 at Silly Dog Art Glass
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So, for this new year, I am working on some new ideas -- 1. Layers - I want to explore taking some of my drawings and breaking them up into layers and painting each layer on a different piece of glass and then layering them on top of each other.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2014 at Silly Dog Art Glass
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I recently started trying something a little bit different with the backgrounds of my painted glass tiles. My normal process is to used glass frit (crushed glass) as the backgrounds behind my paintings. Like this: I drew a picture of a little scene recently and drew in these layers of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2013 at Silly Dog Art Glass
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In decorating there is a law of odds - things look better in groups of 3, or 5, or 7. Also, I have heard that the triangle is one of the strongest geometric shapes. Just look at the pyramids, right? So, in my last post you saw the boxes I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2013 at Silly Dog Art Glass
These little guys are so cute! Sorry to hear about Mark's back, I hope it all works out for him.
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2013 on Greetings! at Kristin Shields Quiltmaker
Yes, yes, it is! And I am glad that you taught us so much as kids. I might not have this passion without you and your lessons. I can clearly recall learning how to use the sewing machine (and being appalled that my little brother was better than me), making wood burned ornaments/jewelry and hand carving soaps into little whales. Of course there was so much more, too. I will always be grateful for the hand/eye skills learned from you as a little girl.
Toggle Commented Nov 8, 2013 on It's About Time at Silly Dog Art Glass
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It's about time for a new blog post! Last time I left you saying that I would talk about the new boxes that I have made. So, as my mind wanders, sometimes it lands on cool ideas. I have made wood boxes with glass tops before, but this time I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2013 at Silly Dog Art Glass
That looks like a beautiful little town! You are right about the rock formations - very creative work there!
Thanks, Sarah. They have been alot of fun to play with.
Toggle Commented Sep 23, 2013 on Spookiness at Silly Dog Art Glass
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I have been working on some new things for the fall/holiday shopping season. And one of the first things I came up with were some fun and spooky "Skeletotems". I thought of my regular totems and Dia de los Muertos together and this is what I came up with. They... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2013 at Silly Dog Art Glass