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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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For years I have been trying to do something different than other glass artists and not make bowls and plates. I created my method of making reverse glass paintings and then mounting them on unique found wood pieces. I loved them. Customers loved them. And I still do. But recently... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at Silly Dog Art Glass
Hi Janny, Yes, you have my permission to make a quilt based on that painting. I would be honored if you would send me a picture of the finished quilt, too! Thank you for the compliment. Cheryl
Toggle Commented Dec 19, 2015 on Contact Me at Silly Dog Art Glass
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I had a wonderful evening yesterday sharing a space at the Tetherow Holiday Bazaar with my sister, Kristin. We had a cute little corner spot with 2 tables - one for my glass work and one for her beautiful art quilts, fabric journal covers, hats and small paintings. Now that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2015 at Silly Dog Art Glass
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I have been having fun with trees this fall! And they are making their way into these gorgeous serving platters. These are all 8 x 12" - a perfect size for serving cookies, cheese and crackers, veggies, etc. at your next family gathering. Or give one as a gift and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2015 at Silly Dog Art Glass
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With the new sgraffito paintings I have been doing on glass, I have been playing around with borders. These have been so much fun for me. Each border is usually a series of circles, lines and arches. Each one is done on the fly, not planned in advance and so... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2015 at Silly Dog Art Glass
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I have not had pictures of new, finished work to share for so long! Rest assured, I have been working away. I try to take process pictures and rough finished pictures along the way for some of my work, so that is what I show here now. Most of these... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2015 at Silly Dog Art Glass
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I found a strip of white glass that was just 2-1/2" wide. I was about to set it aside and thought - Hmm, this could be the start of some little painted pieces. So, I cut that strip up into little squares. Then I took them to my painting table... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2015 at Silly Dog Art Glass
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I have been working on making some designs into wall hangings. I am starting with these 4 x 4" size tiles that are fun little pops of color. These are all done in my reverse painting technique with the opaque enamels and fired 4 times each. They are great on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2015 at Silly Dog Art Glass
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Seems there is always a little bad with the good. About a week or so ago I started on two new paintings. They are both 10 x 10" and I am trying out a new idea in the framing and fusing. Anyhow, I got each piece through the first two... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2015 at Silly Dog Art Glass
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When we bought our new house there was a large saw blade with the address numbers and 2 small SS lightning bolts painted on it (long story). So, we took that sign down and I repainted it to our liking. We have officially named our little acreage "Silly Dog Ranch"... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at Silly Dog Art Glass
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I finished and framed the custom piece with the two stellar jays for my client. The glass is 9 x 15" and the frame is 12 x 18" painted black as requested. I am very happy with how this came out. And this was the first piece completed in my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2015 at Silly Dog Art Glass
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A week or so ago I received an email from a past client. She had just finished doing some work on their lake house and she has a spot that she would like a custom piece of glass made for. After some back and forth on sizing and design, I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at Silly Dog Art Glass
Thank you, Gloria. Yes, I know about all of the wonderful artists around here. I am hoping to fit in. Hopefully we will meet at Frontier days in July.
Toggle Commented Jun 17, 2015 on A Central Oregon Welcome at Silly Dog Art Glass
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I just wanted to share a couple of photos from the Sisters Art in the Park from this past weekend. It was a really beautiful weekend. Cool mornings and warm afternoons. The people were wonderful and we had a great time chatting with folks. Thank you to all of my... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at Silly Dog Art Glass
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Well, Hello again! I have been very out of touch recently due to our recent move from Crestline, CA to La Pine, OR. Don't let anyone tell you moving is a piece of cake. Especially when you are moving to another state with a business that includes a glass workshop... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at Silly Dog Art Glass
Amazing details in this one! Fabulous!
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I have been painting glass like crazy lately. Getting ready for several shows that I have coming up in the next few months. You can check out my show listings any time by going to my 2015 Art Show Schedule page here or via the link above. Here is a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2015 at Silly Dog Art Glass
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I have been working on making some new pieces that are multiple layers of glass with paintings on each layer. I made a very small one to start with that was just 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" but 1/2" thick (4 layers of glass). At the same time I made one that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2015 at Silly Dog Art Glass
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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 Jan 22, 2015 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