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Jodi Hesting
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United States
About me...well I am a full time artist and I also teach classes in glass working and various forms of jewelry making out of my home studio. I have been making my art for the last 20+ years, and I have been through many stages. I work mostly with hot glass, but also love to dabble in wood-burning(pyrograhpy), silver-smithing, jewelry creation, stained glass, painting, leather-work, crochet, and clay. If I stay creating in one medium for too long I get bored, so I move back and forth frequently, but melting glass always draws me back the fastest! Must be the pyro in me!

I am inspired by, and pull my designs from nature and my surroundings here in the beautiful Arizona desert. I love color and can't help but to use a lot of it!
I love living in Arizona and enjoy hiking, traveling, rock and gem hunting, exploring, camping, star-watching, and listening to my favorite music while I burn some incense and create!
Thanks for checking out my stuff and if you so feel inclined to leave a comment!
You can find my work for sale on my website
Jodi :)
Good Morning! I get to teach another glass class this afternoon! It makes me so happy to get to do what I love! I am so grateful and blessed to be able to live a creative life and follow my dreams. I love creating with my hands! I love getting to physically make the ideas, colors, feelings, and emotions dancing around in my head, and see them take some sort of shape through art! And I love, love, love getting to share that passion with others!

I am reading a great book right now by Gregg Levoy titled "Callings" and throughout the book it keeps mentioning that we are not given these passions in our lives for no reason. Each of us have different things that we love or feel like we were born to do. These things seem to find a way to keep coming into our lives because it is by no coincidence that we have these individual passions and dreams...they are meant to be our callings! Not only should we try to follow our dreams and passions but we should try to find a way to bless others with them.

He says "to ignore these dreams is to hide the sculptor's tools, to tear out pages from our own stories"..."If we ignore our dreams we cut ourselves off from the place from which calls emanate". "Dreaming is about waking up!"
"You have to be willing to step into a mysterious unknown situation and listen to the creative response within you, whether it be music, a voice of wisdom, an inspirational idea, or a calling just to be spontaneous."
"Passion is power!" "Passion is accompanied by the sound of primal yahoos, castanets in the heart, the beating of wings. It is the natural exudation of love, any kind of love, and spills from us like heat from a fire. Passion is the smelling salts of the soul. Passion's message is the same one that love brings: Follow!"

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AnitaBurnevik Mar 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Your glass work was the first thing that captured my heart and now I found this beautiful word bowl and traced it back to you. Your work draws me like a butterfly to a flame. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Keep on adding your pieces of beauty to this world. 
andromeda Mar 31, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Anita, Thank you so much!!! You really made my day! I am so grateful to you for taking your time to send me your lovely note! I am so glad my artwork touches you! That makes me so happy! :)
AnitaBurnevik Apr 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
You are welcome it is totally my pleasure. 
theogroen Mar 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for your fav, here for you a little flower Thank you by theogroen
oh my goodness :faint:
thank you so much for the watch and all of the favourites! they really mean a lot to me :blushes::rose:
andromeda Mar 20, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for posting your heart out there, it helps this world not feel so big, when people can connect!
SleepyTheAdventurer Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
where do you find so many mineral rocks?    do you buy them? ._.
andromeda Mar 18, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes, I have purchased or traded for most of my collection. There are tons of rock shows here, I will even take some of my artwork to the rock shows and trade with vendors :)
KutkuMegsan Mar 1, 2014   Traditional Artist
I just Love your work ^_^. :heart::heart::heart:
andromeda Mar 1, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I really appreciate that Megan! Thank you! :)
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