Saturday, 28 April 2012

Speyside Whisky Festival - New Designs

I recently had the opportunity of attending the Visit Scotland Tourism Expo in Edinburgh, representing Creative Scotland and showcasing my glass.  It was a great opportunity and met some lovely people.  I also launched this Whisky themed glass at the Expo and will also be showing it during the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival next weekend.  As you can see from above, I made a large bowl, platter (below), coasters and dishes.
The Whisky themed glass is all based on Speyside whisky distilleries and process words.  I even had a local distillery see my pieces and have now placed an order for selling in their Visitor Centre.
I will make bespoke sets of coasters for the Distillery by adding their company name and the whisky process words on to the coasters.  These are all screen printed - still enjoying the process!

I am taking orders for the Whisky glass.

Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx

Monday, 23 April 2012

FSB Meeting at Moray Art Centre

I attended my first Federation of Small Businesses meeting last week.  We had our meeting at the well known Moray Art Centre at Findhorn and the topic of discussion was Tourism within Moray.  It was a great meeting and met some good contacts.  The Art Centre put on a fantastic spread too.

After the meeting we were all treated to a creative session, given by Randy Klinger, Centre Director.  We all had so much fun.  We were all given long canes, with chalks attached to draw on the paper on the floor.  A person then danced and flowed around the room - we had to draw her movement. Amazingly everyone embraced the creative workshop (mind you not all understood it!)

We then had to walk around the room, viewing each art piece and saying what we thought.  It was truly enlightening! 

I came away from the meeting on a high and feeling happy.  Goes to show that being creative can lift the spirits. Although Randy was an excellent teacher!!

If you ever get a chance to visit the Moray Art Centre, they have some wonderful exhibtion that take place in their Centre.

Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Where has Spring Gone?

Last week was a heatwave, and this week..............SNOW!!!!  It certainly took me by surprise, waking up to this scene (above) from our bedroom window. Of course, our daughter was in her element and wouldn't stop going on about playing out in the snow.  The two of us spent the morning in the garden, building snowmen (and woman) and going for a walk in the village.

We live in a beautiful area, and when it snows it just looks so pretty.  The roads are very good too as we have plenty of gritters to clear the roads, so we are not housebound.

I will now have to put my short away for a little while longer me thinks!!

Listening to the News today on the tv, a hosepipe ban in certain areas - whatever next!

Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx

Monday, 2 April 2012

Hummingbirds Curve Sculpture - Screen Printing

The Hummingbirds Panel has now been turned in to this curved sculpture.  It is such a beautiful colour and love the naturally occurring bubbles within the piece.  Another  piece I have made is the blue dish below -
The dandelion clock is not a new design, but have not made the dish before.  I'm really pleased wit how it turned out and really like the turquoise colour, which is a different glass from the one used above. 

I will be adding them to my website later.

Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx