Letter from the Editor

Spring LogicDelynnPhotoLetter

 The March Equinox marks the moment when the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night is nearly equal signifying the first day of spring. The March equinox has long been celebrated as a time of rebirth in the Northern Hemisphere. Due to this phenomenon of nature, we start planting metaphoric and botanical seeds, which in turn renews many areas of our life. That is why Glass in the Garden is one of Glass Patterns Quarterly’s favorite magazine themes. I am proud to serve up a snapshot of what you’ll be anticipating with spring, such as decorative eggs, daffodils, and even dandelions plus much, much more.

  Be ready to anticipate fresh colors, new textures, and the latest ideas. In the winter season, we tend to be in a protective mode, depending on where we live, and tend to shelter ourselves from the elements and anticipate how the weather will affect our days. Now it’s time to rake away the dry leaves and pine needles to see what is ready to sprout. I think you’ll be pleased with our collective lineup of stained glass, fused glass, and painted enamels in this issue.

  If you plan to attend the Glass Craft and Bead Expo in Las Vegas, stop by our booth during the exhibit portion starting March 31 and ending April 2 at the South Point Hotel and Casino. I really mean that! This is the highlight of the year as far as feedback to the magazine is concerned. We will have issues of Glass Patterns Quarterly, Glass Art, and The Flow magazines, as well as information on Glass Expert Webinars. You can pick up some back issues, see what’s new, and chat for a while. We get to put a face with our subscriber’s names and hear real-time comments.

  Class registration for the Glass Craft and Bead Expo is open, and classes are filling up quickly. I’m proud to say that I’m also teaching a class, How to Get Published in the Glass Business on Thursday evening of the Expo. I hope to present some insider information on publishing your glass projects and patterns and answer your burning questions.

Speaking of burning questions, our contact information has changed, since we no longer have an 800 number. To contact Glass Patterns Quarterly, Glass Art magazine, or The Flow magazine, please call 502.222.5631 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Our office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Thursday.


Happy Glassing,


Delynn Ellis

Managing Editor                                                                  BirdbathLetter

 

     

 

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