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Kim has been creating art since she was a preschooler. Her mother filled the days with hours of art projects. Early on Conner began to see herself as an artist and continued her love of art throughout all her school years. An artist lover of the natural world of sun, wind, color and shapes and their relationship with each other. Comes from living close to nature growing up boating on the St. Lawrence River, skiing in the winters and playing outside through all the changing seasons of Upstate New York. Conner witnessed how the elements of the changing seasons brought a passion to her art making.
Conner first developed her idea of stained-glass wind chimes in 2016. It came from making a wind chime with her Mother back in 2008. Conner’s mom had discovered an article from a magazine how to create your own wind chime. Visiting her one weekend they decided to tackle the wind chime project. Together they went to Michaels the craft and art store for colorful glass beads and string and then onto the hardware store to buy all the other needed supplies to assemble the wind chime. The wind chime was challenging to assemble but the result was pleasing as it turned out well and it delighted and mesmerized them both by its beauty! Holding a warm memory in Conner’s heart to this day! Conner’s mom died two years ago, and she believes her Mom is the inspiration behind her creating stained glass wind chimes. For her mom was the love, light and support in Conner’s art making. Conner’s Etsy store duffy roads has been selling the stained-glass wind chimes for a year.
Stained Glass is a medium she had been drawn to since 1980’s. The stunning colors of stained glass would make beautiful and elegant wind chimes. Light passing through producing dancing colors right before your eyes an energy enhancing effect transforming a room or outside space giving it beauty. Meditation pieces for relaxation or simply to find peace and joy throughout the day as you gaze at and are transported into another world of twinkling colorful wind chimes and glass beads.
A Studio Art Major at Potsdam State University. Conner received Art honors in 1971 and 1973. For Art pieces created in both High School and College. In 2000 - 2004, Associate Director for Studio Pardes in Oak Park, Il. Studio Pardes was founded by Artist Pat B. Allen, author of Art is A Way of Knowing and Art is a Spiritual Path. The Pardes studio process simple engagement with drawing, painting and sculpture. Studio Process consists of forming an intention as a guide to art making and writing a witness to the art. Over many years Conner has taught many mandala classes and art classes for both children and adults. Created posters for theater and dance, stained glass installments and paintings for homes. https://www.etsy.com/shop/DuffyRo