Sunday, December 30, 2007

Leelanau Empire High Rare High View of Downtown Empire and LeelanauCounty looking Northeast

Where its at!!

My house is actually visable, center of photo. If you click on this photo and go to the flickr site it's on, I've marked it. Viewing larger will show it well.

Wow! Thanks to Don Harrison for posting this!!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Thursday, November 29, 2007

What do you suppose inspired these?

If you look at the pictures around here, it'll be pretty obvious!!

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Friday, November 23, 2007

Sunday, November 4, 2007

The View from behind (DH Day Farm SLBE NP)

The View from behind (DH Day Farm SLBE NP)

Not the typical view, but awesome anyways!
View from behind, DH Day Farm

See this picture LARGE at my flickr acct by clicking on the underlined heading. If you want, while you're there, look at my set of pics titled "A day in my life Oct 07 "

And the rest of the story is found here:
"The rest of the trip"

Friday, October 26, 2007

Narada Lake

Narada Lake
Originally uploaded by 1Cher
Here's some inspiration for ya!!

I drove all day, just to get to this spot. It took close to 300 photos to get this far up the road, but I made it and the results are SPECTACULAR!

Narada Lake

Friday, October 19, 2007

Inspiration Point Lookout-2

Inspiration Point Lookout-2
Originally uploaded by 1Cher
That perfect last day of July look, from the lookout at Inspiration Point.

Good to the very last

Good to the very last
Originally uploaded by 1Cher
Empire Lake Michigan Beach Park has a new wall that's getting used a lot. This was one of those lingering sunsets that was just too good to leave.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Rebeccas Studio Glass Fusing Class (click HERE to go THERE)

October 27th and 28th from 10AM to 4PM

Exciting opportunity for those of you wanting to get into the exciting world of fusing! A few openings are left, so sign up now! Go to Rebeccas' site to get more info, or email me for details.

11 hours of class with all materials provided! The best class in NW MI! Teacher has 30 years of glass experience, 1o years in fusing!


Contemporary Glass Jewelry Cher Fettes of Stu Stu Studio

Class: Contemporary Glass Jewelry Traverse City MI Sat. & Sun., Oct. 27 -28, 2007 10 am - 4 pm each day
A professional glass making jewelry studio in Traverse City, MI is offering a comprehensive fused jewelry making class.
Learn about transparency, depth, and get the most sparkle and fun with glass.
You will create fused glass pendants, earrings and pins. You will have hands on experience and be able to apply the techniques of layering fusible glass, using Dichroic, copper and other inclusions, shaping blanks and using multiple firings to create a professional look.
Actual kiln firings will occur during class enabling you to understand the kiln processes. Cold work and finishing details will be covered. All materials, tools and equipment are provided.
No prior glass cutting experience is required. Class limited 7 students, so sign up now!

Or contact me, through my links below, and I’ll be happy to have information forwarded to you!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

You Light Up My Life

You Light Up My Life
Originally uploaded by 1Cher
More inspired art! From the Empire Beach park, look familiar?
Light House Cab. Will become a necklace.
Now offering international shipping! I'm Now on ETSY - StuStuStudio

Gonna Fly Now

Gonna Fly Now
Originally uploaded by 1Cher
This was inspired by the beach in Empire. Some sand, some gulls, eveything is blue.

This is a gift for our buddy Bruce, who is leaving our area, going to Afghanistan. We will both miss him.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


Originally uploaded by 1Cher
I finally got Etsy going again this time with StuStuStudio as the store name. That's been my compnay name for 11 years, and it's still amazing how many people make the connection with Phil Colins. It's also amusing how many people get the tune stuck in their head. Hhummmmm uncanny or brilliant?!?

Not only did I get Etsy going, but I'm going head to head with Ebay, to see who what & when! Let the bidding wars begin! Go Ahead, compete with myself for a sale. Please! You won't be sorry! In fact, satisfaction is guarenteed or your money back.

Ah, it was such a great day in the hood. 60-65 degrees, my kinda of weather.

Thursday, September 20, 2007


Originally uploaded by 1Cher

this is NOT how I make my warm glass! But sure is reminiscent of our nights at the beach. We sure do miss them. All that and Trouble too!

Can't/Won't say where this was taken, or who was there or when or why. Really wouldn't want to do anything to get anybody into any kind of hot times.
Suffice it to say, I just love a good fire on the beach with silhouettes. View large for the big thrill, no chill!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Scheduled Glass classes: Fused jewelry

Rebecca's Studio on Cherry Bend Road will host glass fusing classes October 27th and 28th, 10-4 both days! Yours truly instructing. Hopefully, my fusing book will be available! Class size limited. No experience required. Inquire

Artisan Gallery on Garfield will host classes that will introduce glass fusing techniques for use in jewelry, either in mid October, or early November. Other items will be offered at a later date. (Teacher is Moi!) Class size is limited. No experience required. For more information:
Or email me for details:

Sunday, September 9, 2007

See dedicated website here

Check out the website for my "Leelanau County" inspired art at CheyenneGlass. Best viewed with a medium font.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Time & Tide, Wind & Waves

This was today, at the beach! The day started humid, gray, warm and it rained intermittently all day. Then this afternoon, it went away! Left us with blue skies, wind and waves. I just happened to have my camera handy and came up with these 2 sweeps.
There is the sound of wind and waves on the videos, so crank it up (or down?) and enjoy.

Check out my website to see what results from these influences.

Lake Michigan wind waves and wall Empire MI

PaPa & lighthouse

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Twins in 07 -Bookend day- pivotal day for Artists!

Twins in 07 Bookend day
Originally uploaded by 1Cher
We woke up to the deer in top picture, out our bedroom door. They are the same deer as in the bottom right of photo. That picture was from the other side of our house, in June 07, 10 feet from my room.

The Bottom right picture is of twins near the old air base, Wilco Rd. We saw them at the final leg of our journey that transformed our lives.

At the Frankfort Art Fair, we met and learned a lot from Helga Flowers. A fantastic watercolorists and mixed media artists living in Sault Saint Marie MI. There haven't been too many people who have influenced me the way this lady did! Tom Too! Watch for many changes.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Classes in fusing jewelry currently being developed for this fall in Traverse City MI. Vacation Mecca of the North!

Artisan Gallery on Garfield will be hosting classes that will introduce glass fusing techniques for use in jewelry, either in mid orctober, or early November. Other items will be offered soon. (Teacher is Moi!)

Rebeccas Studio on Cherry Bend Road will also host glass fusing classes October 27th and 28th, 10-4 both days! Yours truely instructing, Hopefully, my fusing book will be available!

Watch for more news as these classes develope. Feel free to pre-register before classes fill up!


Originally uploaded by 1Cher
Another set up potential for teaching classes to be held in Traverse City this October. Any prefences on the photo set up, the jewelry>


Originally uploaded by 1Cher
Working on some photo spreads for teaching jewelry fusing.


Originally uploaded by 1Cher
Putting together some pieces for the next jewelry class.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Orig Birch photo, translated into glass below.

The top photo is of a

Birch tree on the corner of M-22 and Esch Rd, Benzie County, in the midst of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakshore.

Creating the same picture using 3 layers of glass, kiln and crushed glass for paint.