Hello Everyone!
I am happy to invite you to come to the Ojai Museum this Sunday from 12-4 when I and the other glass artists in the show will be selling work.  


A Bazar!


This is an indoor event…so Rain!


I will have earrings, brushes, and my latest in solid core sculpture available.  
A portion of sales will benefit our museum.


Hope to see you there!
And I thank you for all of your support for the last 18 years that I have been working with glass.


Best,
Teal


P.S.  The Glass Show will be up in museum until April 1…..a great opportunity to see the show too.  I love this show!  Glass in our Ojai Valley- don’t miss it!

Life

I dream a lot and often wake to the experience of wondering if a dream is real.


I woke thinking I was in a dream as a horse ran wildly.   Hoof beats on the hard dirt and gravel road echoed off of the hillside. Crazy neighs I thought it were in my head.  It seemed it had to be a dream until I sat up in bed and realized my senses were in tact.


Escaped, running back and forth, reverberating hoof sounds and squealing in and out of range.  I could not ignore the spirit of this real live horse running itself ragged out on the road.


As my adrenaline pushed me out of bed to put on my boots I felt sure about going out to help this horse calm down.  I didn’t have a plan.  It was as if the spirit of the horse called me out there into the dark warm night in my boots with a rope in hand.  For some reason the fear that I used to feel as a kid on my own horse, who happened to be a bit wild, just wasn’t there.  It was “all systems go” to help this creature.


I set off down the road still hearing the disturbed calls.  Getting closer I could now hear the horses winded breath in between it’s calls.  And there on the hill stood the silhouetted beauty of this spirited creature.  I saw it, it saw me at the same time.  In the moment that we startled each other I put out my arm and the horse came running.  


It seemed so relieved to see me.   As I sensed it’s moist inhale in my hand, a flood of fear washed through my body.  It seemed that the hugeness of this animal devoured my courage.  It was as if the primal fear that I wanted to calm in it was transferred into me with it’s one breath in my palm.  


Any idea of capturing the horse and preventing its running wild had flushed out with the flood of fear.  I told the horse that I would find it’s owner and turned back to the house to phone.  


I did not paint this.

Just this last week, I ran into a friend of the owner of this horse.  He said they had to put it down.  “On Friday the thirteenth.”  


The owner was saddling up while the horse got out from under the saddle.  It ran off spooking from the saddle it was pulling behind itself.  The horse fell off the cliff and was physically hurt beyond saving.

I feel sad for the loss of this life.

Me and the Glass Dress

Show is up at the Ojai Museum Until April 1.   Worth seeing….all that glass in our little town!

Altar Making Workshop 
December 17 & 18 Saturday and Sunday
10:00 am to 3:00 pm in Ojai
805-646-4605

Want to set an intention in health, relationship, career, finance, home, or more for the future?
Want to commemorate a person, event, pet, or more from the past?

I will guide you by helping combine your intention with your creativity into the making of an altar.  And….yes, you ARE creative!

I have many materials for you to use, as well as bring your own objects, symbols, ideas….and through a shared artistic experience you will create
your own meaningful piece of art.

$225.00 includes home made vegetarian lunch- 
5 spaces left.  
Let me know.

If not now, when?


Thank you to EVERYONE who made The Massive Annual Holiday Sale a complete success……I really appreciate all of your appreciation of my work.  It is always so wonderful to come out of the artist isolation tank and see your beautiful faces and hear your beautiful voices……

Mom doing the drawing!

The rain troopers

Mom, Dianne Bennett Engle, Chris Engle……The people that are used to the weather of the north…..Freezing inside the house.

Looking forward to seeing everyone’s beautiful face here:  


And if you can’t read this tiny writing…..email me at teal@tealrowe.com and I will send you a version that you CAN read.  I will also enter your name into a drawing for a spectacular piece that I will pick on Sunday Nov. 20 @ 4:00.

New work on the way.  Getting ready for Show/Sale November 19 & 20- 11am to 4pm

Me, shaping glass at the bench



Balls to the Walls

Blow Pipes and Puntys in pipe warmer

The ends of the pipes are perfect at an orange glow….not too yellow, not too red.  


Today was a “balls to the walls” (B2W)  kind of day in the studio. 
Big macho energy….mine.  
Big fresh ideas….mine.  


My B2W attitude brings me more of what I already know.  It is big and tough and not to be messed around with.  I think it’s what it takes for me to step up to my ideas.


Not today.  Not recently.  


And less and less is this attitude of bravado working for me.  I can be grateful to see how the competitive rush- that I rise to so easily- is loosing it’s edge.  That the strategies that chop and cut- sharp and definite are not taking me to where I want to be.  


Just because B2W got/gets me through some interesting jaunts and intersections, it isn’t much of a journey.  It is, like I said, big and tough, and today… it led to “floor models”- a term coined by the person who taught me how to blow glass-Ed Broadfield.

Notice the plural of “floor model”?  This is one….  Of a few….  That I dropped today.