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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, vegetarianism
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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
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
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
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.
Toggle Commented Mar 30, 2014 on Unplanned Show and Tell at Kristin Shields
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
All of the quilts are wonderful. Have fun tomorrow!
Thanks, Alicia. It's nice when I remember to take process photos so I have something to show when I am talking about it. Glad you like! :-)
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2013 on Beautiful Solutions at Silly Dog Art Glass
I have mentioned many times before my ever-growing stash of clear scrap glass. The stuff that ends up on the cutting table when I have cut out the pieces to fit my wood. Well, last month I had an Aha! moment. So - here is what I did: I started... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2013 at Silly Dog Art Glass
Before I left on vacation earlier this month, I had several requests for custom orders. It seems they always come in groups. I let everyone know they would not be done until I got back from my trip and it all worked out. I completed 3 custom orders this week.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2013 at Silly Dog Art Glass
My sister, Kristin Shields, is a terrific quilt artist. She uses a liberated style to build her quilts and they are so much fun. She was chosen as the Featured Quilter at this year's huge Sister's Outdoor Quilt Show in Sisters, Oregon. That is her - far left of picture... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2013 at Silly Dog Art Glass
Wow, you ARE a busy bee! Looks like some fabulously happy and healthy kids you have there. So glad they are both doing well. Congratulations to both of them (and you).
Toggle Commented Jun 4, 2013 on End of Year Crunch Time at Kristin Shields
Yes, I have put my Etsy shop on Vacation mode, too. But the issue is more about the items I have in the gallery. I think I might stick with just a few originals on Etsy and keep them at home most of the time, but still take them to shows when I do them. That way I still have the online presence.
Toggle Commented May 18, 2013 on Online Selling at Silly Dog Art Glass