This summer has been filled with lots of projects and attempts to learn new things. After the untimely death of my last laptop, I decided it might be time to build a PC of my own. So after a few days of work, I now have my very own tailored art and business machine, ready for cranking out 3d models, editing photos/videos and designing my future prints.
Lately I've been bitten by the screen printing bug. I've been drawing up some new designs and making coasters, glasses and small prints to try out new ideas. It feels good to finally pay some attention to Etsy (and the little studio in my basement) again. I'm hoping to make some tote bags, t-shirts and more to print on in the future. To see more visit: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MadelineSteimleArt
I spent the month of June helping as an instructor for the Glassworks camp at Third Degree Glass Factory in St. Louis. It was a wonderful and exhausting experience. Each week I got to teach a different group of children how to work with hot glass. I walked them through the steps of making various small projects both solid and blown. It was great seeing so many kids introduced to a medium that I love at such an early age. It always makes me happy to see children interested in something that's unlike anything they've seen before.
This April after having applied several times I had a piece accepted into Bullseye's biennial emerging artist show "E-Merge." I spent a wonderful weekend in Portland, OR visiting friends, seeing art and even had a chance to tour the Bullseye factory. At the E-Merge reception I was amazed by the variety of skilled artwork created using one specific type of glass.