Nanoose Bay

Hi! I had a great time at the Art in the Garden show over the weekend – so great to meet so many nice people!!  Looking forward to next year!   -Kirsten

Astrid Riedel

Getting excited – we’re heading to Sedona on Sunday so that I can take a class with Astrid at the Melting Point! It’s a great studio, and it will be nice to have a week off too… I’m also looking forward to the Molten Experience in Squamish and a class with Holly Cooper at […]


I’ve taken a couple Zentange classes – today I hosted one at our house with a bunch of friends. I’m finding both the meditative process and the line work to be beneficial to my bead-making. Lots of fun and I plan to take a few more courses!!

Glass Poetry!

We attended the Zack Gallery tonight (where the TCGC Glass exhibit is on) to catch the Art & Poetry evening. It was a great event with lots of performance poetry inspired by all the glassworks on display. I’ve never been to anything like this; however, it was a lot of fun!

Islamic Art and Archaeology

Back to school today!! I’m taking Art History 351 Islamic Art and Archaeology at UBC starting today – I love learning about ancient art and cultures…. It seems to be influencing my bead making and artwork… Although I have BA in Art History, I’ll probably keep taking the odd course and work towards a second […]


Our first annual Pacific Pyros “wearable glass art” show and sale was held today at the Tabula Rasa Studio beside the Terminal City Glass Co-op. The show was open from noon – 6 pm and the space looked and felt great with 18 glass artists participating.

JCC Gallery Show

Journeybeads is exhibiting at the Zack Gallery in the Jewish Cultural Centre in Vancouver (corner of 41st and Oak) with other TCGC artists – it’s a great gallery space. Tonight is the gala opening – please drop by!!