Friday, 25 July 2014

Fibre Artist Coming to the Glass Gallery!

I am very proud to announce the Opening of my mother's exhibition as part of the Guest Artist Series, 
An Islander's Fibre Art
this Saturday (July 26th) 2-4pm 
at the Glass Gallery.


Maria Voitk's work will be displayed in the Glass Gallery July 26th-Aug 9th; if you are out and about the Gros Morne area, please drop by the Glass Gallery and take a gander at her award-winning fibre art.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

A Birthday at the Glass Gallery in Gros Morne

Tricky parents came early to decorate...

... the sign on the door was great-- several people coming into the Gallery for a browse had fun wishing Ben a happy birthday as well!


Drawing out designs...




... the Birthday Boy working with glass...



                              

... prefired pieces waiting for the kiln-firing...










                                        

                                        


              

             
.... and a few final results...

             


... all very well done, amazing end tiles!


Birthdays can be fun!!


Friday, 18 July 2014

Family Gatherings at the Glass Gallery

Myself and my Gallery Assistant got a FREE DAY OFF last week, so away to the great Northern Peninsula to chase down icebergs we went!

After the Monday morning shower, we stopped again at the Arches... photographed both under and over.



Northland Tours took us out into the foggy rainy weather, we saw fantastic icebergs, seabirds galore, and minke whales.


Picked up a bergy bit en route, and munched down on 10-15 000-year old pure ice that had come from Greenland, melted a bit, travelled northwards again, then finally down to us in Newfoundland. Imagine the ages!


In contrast to the cold-and-wet-day, sitting in between two familiars was rather warm rather fast.


Supper in the Gallery... all utensils used-- tupperware cover and spoons served as plates and forks/knives. We make do. Happily.


Good times midst the paintings!


Bellies full to almost-pass-out-stage, Gallery Assistant and self seem to have procured a uniform over time. I think it will be mandatory to wear the uniform Sundays.
That should be good for a laugh.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

New Life in Gros Morne

The tiny little herd of beautiful caribou that lives on the bogs close to Western Brook has increased by two this year...

... trophy male, in between the ladies and the road...


... gorgeous change in coat as the white of winter gets replaced by the browns and dusky hues of summer...


... a little one, always somehow just far enough away not to get the best shot; guardians are doing their job.



I hope they stay safe from the trucks and cars on the highway, the coyotes and other hunters; perhaps next year, this little herd will increase in number again.