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"Verde River Sunset" is a painting I did that was fired INSIDE of the glass.



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Amazing...my eyes match the wall behind me.



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"Blowing Kisses" Fused Glass (you have to look close to see the face on the right)


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I love living life and having fun. Creating Fused Glass Murals is my passion. A snapped achilles and a broken foot has slowed me down to the point of gaining weight. I'm out of my cast and intend to lose this weight now.

Member Since: 6/29/2006

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My Goals:
I have always lived life to the fullest. I have three of the most wonderful teenagers in the world. I snapped my achilles tendon and had the surgery to repair it. After many months and many casts I began to heal but had gained weight and I broke my foot dancing (someone stepped on it can you believe my luck) All of this injury has not stopped my from wanting to reach my fitness goals. I intend to lose the weight I gained and obtain a better lifestyle for fitness.


My Program:
First, I plan to get healthy by adding activity back into my life. I''m finally out of the casts that kept me from being active. I''ve been following a 1200 cal. plan with marginal success so adding the activity is key to me. Creating an environment conducive to healthy living is a tough goal with kids but I believe I can help them (none of them have weight issues...yet!) prevent future problems. I think having this website is wonderful because it''s important to discuss with others the issues that bring us to gaining too much weight. The feedback is important and I love how much of that you get here.



Personal Information:
I am a mom of 3 of the greatest teenagers on the planet! I am a full time fused glass muralist in Arizona. I teach pottery wheel throwing, glass fusion, and art classes. I love hiking (when I''m not in a cast), dancing, and camping. I love being outdoors. When I was younger I flew hang gliders and would love to do it again. I love anything to do with wind. Sailing, flying anything including kites, standing on top of a mountain feeling the breeze, hang gliding etc.


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The meaning of life is to LIVE IT! I love traveling. I have been fortunate enough to travel to many countries and to many islands in the Caribbean and South Pacific. I love the tropics. I enjoy beaches and warm clear blue oceans. I am lucky that I was raised by parents that believed in following their passions. I certainly have done that!




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  • v ARTCGAL
    Your artwork is beautiful!! I can't wait to get to know you even more!!
    4921 days ago
  • v ART2JOUR
    Hi! Thanks for your comments on my page! The photo's on my page are just from a trip to NY. Though I dabble in lots of media, I am busy starting a company where my mural art is printed so it can be rubbed on a wall like a tatoo or image transfer. I will definately check out the artist's group later today. I love your painting "Verde River Sunset" how cool is that!!!! I went to the College of Ceramics at Alfred University in NY and though I concentrated in fine art printing and photo, I totally appreciate THAT!!!!! I bet it looks so great in person! Thanks again, Carol
    4924 days ago
  • v ARTISTICGRL
    Hi Thanks for inviting me to Artists. I have a BS degree in Visual Arts and am alway interested in all techniques used by artists. I do mostly painting now, although Iused to do much more. Since my weight gain and artiritis in both my knees, I haven't been able to get out as much because I have difficulty walking. I am a sustitiute teacher and that keeps me active and up on all the lastest things done in art classes now. It also keeps me young, being around young people. Thanks again for the invit. Georgie
    4925 days ago
  • v SPARKGUY
    Hi Janine - you can do it! Good luck with your goals. Thanks a bunch for spreading the spark to the Mayo Clinic and for your comment!

    SparkGuy
    4940 days ago
  • v MALICIOUSKISS
    Just wanted to say hi and that I just joined your Artist team. I was reading your profile, you seem like a very cool and free spirit type person. I'd love to see pictures of your work if you have any sometime.

    Hope to get to know you soon.

    (hope this doesn't come off as cheesy lol)
    4940 days ago
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