If only in my mind! lol
I was introduced to Jerry though David Kaminski a friend we had made at the beginning of this journey. More on David later this week. David approached me and said 'glass artists he was working with were interested in turning ‘Laughing Buddha’ (my cartoon character) into ‘glass’, would I be o.k. with that?'
o.k.?? I was thrilled and that is BEFORE I had a clue of what is involved, now - I don’t even know what to say.
Jerry made 'Laughing Buddha' but the timing was a bit off..
I had a brain thing, surgery and because so much was going on, I hardly even remember talking to Jerry or David! Thankfully I had my ‘L.B. Millie by Jerry Kelly for a reminder’. I wanted to thank him. I woke and looked at one of my favorite cartoons I had framed in my bedroom and my mind said 'this belongs to Jerry!' I was upset! LOL! I hardly got to enjoy it! I sent it, he told me they have ‘a thing for suns!’ and I knew it was meant to be.
As the past year went on I noticed Jerrys work 'FB page' Jerry Kelly Glass was not really focusing on his art, and I get it, many of my men friends are the same. Still, it needs to be seen! I started to bug him - lol- literally! Asking if I could help. I am, now helping with the FB page. He has done all the work, Im just helping find and post his images ;)
The past year, watching Jerry, his posts, searching for samples of his work, an easy task when you are looking for an artist who has a ‘look’ all of his own! I started to read the comments and time and time again , I was reading about, not only what a talented artist - his works says it all - but I was continually reading about a ’great guy’. Well liked and respected in the glass community and in general life. Why wouldn’t I help?
We are here to serve each other. Jerry also does work with others- that tells me a lot too. ‘Collaborations’ - Mind blowing results. You cannot achieve such success IMO, IF you don’t get along with others.
Surprising enough (and I owed her an apology- as time went on) I realized that Jessica, Jerrys ‘better 1/2’ (we girls got to stick together!) of 22 years, also knows her way around the glass gallery! It appears she too has earned respect in her own right. I’m still learning.
We have chatted on the phone a few times, I have to giggle when I thought the other day 'Now he has two of us ‘REMINDING’ him of stuff to do all the time!’ LOL!
I send him ideas & suggestions! I can’t help it! He has humored me to date. lol
We are talking, planning and working on new and exciting ventures! I am ‘beyond thrilled’, not just because he’s ‘Jerry Kelly Glass” but because they are my friends.
We get buy with a little help from our friends.
*Soon, anyone that buys any 'Laughing Buddha' off of Jerry can e me for a comic and LB post card. In the process of being printed ;)
Jerry made me a Laughing Buddha pendant... I have not seen it yet - from learning how long people have been waiting for a custom piece by Jerry, I’m waiting, patiently.
I get Storm to check the mail 3 times a day though!
lol - Kidding.
^^ (*LOL he read this over my shoulder and said -no your not!) LOL
Have a look and if you can treat yourself - Do it! His Marbles and Millie are the envy of many collectors ;) If you can afford a nice smoking apparatus, why not!? If you don’t know anything about glass art, watch a few ‘yortube’ videos you will get a new appreciation for the talent very quickly. Here is one of Jerry's vids.
Look at the photo I found of Jerry & his daughter Telyn. Below
I figure whatever I 'find online' is meant to be!
A picture is worth a thousand words - Only one is needed - LOVE!
So, when you see posts like this -it’s probably Jessica or me! And NOT
Jerry’s feminine side shining through on FB! LOL
He has shared with me, a few of his friends have noticed!
IF it keeps Jerry doing what he does best - I’m happy to help!
He keeps inspiring me to draw Laughing Buddha & more!
Jerry has a new website - as soon as that happens I'll share!
Keep creative! Look where it can get you!!
Tomorrow a new cannabis cartoon, the ink is drying.
Thursday - another ‘glass guy’’ I’m sweet on! LOL
- I think it’s his ‘PIN side’ that has me!
Have Faith <>< xox