Chasing the feeling

  After nearly 12 weeks on the road, I was packing my bag to fly home to Seattle on the evening of March 29th.  In the Fall, my traveling glass cheeseburger had been accepted into the Artist Trust 2019 Benefit Art Auction to take place on March 30th.  Artist Trust is a local non-profit that…

The traveling glass cheeseburger • New Zealand

Fourteen days on the road.  I somehow signed up to be crew on a yacht this week in Bay of Islands Sailing Week out of the Opua Marina, just South of Paihia.  We raced and cruised among otherworldly islands and lagoons. Little cheesy aboard Equilibrium, a beautiful M55 cruiser racer based in Auckland. Equilibrium… When…

The traveling glass cheeseburger • Hawaiian style

Four days on the road.  I’m on the East side of Oahu, in Kailua.  I woke up to the smell of plumeria, the sound of waves, and a lot of swaying emotions.  I drove for an hour in my rented convertible Jeep to a beach that sounded nice (another dream I will not downplay: driving…

The traveling glass cheeseburger • Murano

The Glass Art Society Conference of 2018 was held on the island of Murano near Venice, Italy.  We hopped on the foot ferry from Venice in the morning for a full day in Murano.  We experienced the inner workings of ancient Venini factories. Artisan Angelo Pinzan, with Venini since 1987, was featured at work on…

The traveling glass cheeseburger • Venice

On our first evening in Venice, we are craving spaghetti with vino rosso.  It is a quick prayer to answer.  I pluck my glass cheeseburger from my sunshine yellow purse and place it on the table.  This day was surreal to say the least.  I never thought I would be a glassblower. … I graduated…