Sunday, November 27, 2011

Peachtree Road Holiday Artist Market

Yesterday morning was the first of two holiday artist markets at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market (St Philips).
It was a lot of fun and great to meet so many people. Hoping to see everyone at the Dec 17th market!
Thanks to all who came out - here is a photo of my table. The personalized ornaments were a hit. There is still time to order yours...turn around is about a week and half currently.
send me a note if you would like to order one.

This weekend is the Clairmont elementary school market place and I'll be there friday night and saturday. I will have the engraved glass and also some new jewelry pieces-come check it out!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Fallen: Pendant light made from recycled glass

The Decatur Gallery recently had a show in October called Fallen and here is my entry which hangs in the gallery window. Pendants have been on my radar for awhile and this was the perfect time to experiment. I used recycled glass from various projects and sanded, painted and carved various pieces to hang from metal rings. I love how this turned out (and sadly it is not easy to photograph...but this image gives a pretty good depiction).
I'm looking forward to experimenting more with this concept.

McG wine glass monograms

Here is a recent special order. I love how the little "c" turned out.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Decatur Market & Gallery

This weekend the Decatur Market and Gallery is having a reception and exhibit titled, "Fallen".
Many artists, myself included, will be bringing special pieces for this theme.
Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011
5-10 pm

check it out if you are in the area!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

NEW! engraved glass jewelry

Well, I have been experimenting and having lots of fun creating these glass pendant necklaces. Thinking rings and earring are on tap as well, but boy are these fun!

People ask me all the time how often do I have glass break on me while engraving or what do I do if I make a mistake (every mark is permanent!) Really this only occasionally happens. But sure enough when I recently told someone this, I had several mishaps in a row! Wondering if I could use these vases in some other way, I held onto them. I thought at the very least I could test out a design on a portion or use them somehow. I don't remember exactly how I thought of this, but it must be my love of jewelry, I decided to smash them up (very therapeutic) and try to make necklaces.

Here are some initial experiments and I am loving them! I've been wearing the white painted/carved one for a couple days and may have to keep it! I'll be listing these on etsy and also placing them in the decatur gallery. I am seriously having to hold myself back form making more until I can gauge interest. Let me know what you think!

Each pendant is made form recycled glass and either engraved, painted, carved or a combination of these. Prices are good since this is an experiment for now!
Please visit the above links if you'd like to purchase:)

Friday, September 2, 2011

galax vase • hand engraved

The small galax oval vases were such a hit that I decided to do several on a larger vase. This one is available at the Decatur Market and Gallery along with several other new pieces.

Monday, August 15, 2011

There is something so refreshing about spending time at the beach. Before our trip, I engraved 4 tumblers to bring along and photograph while we were there. A starfish, sand dollar, sea horse and sea turtle make crisp clean images for a set of tumblers.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Galax, ferns and bird vases

I just finished 50 small oval vases for a client to give as event gifts. Because they could not choose just one design, we split up the order using three designs: the ever popular love birds, fern branch and a new design, a galax leaf. I love the solid effect of the galax and already have plans to incorporate it into another vase. Even though there are multiples of these designs, each vase is truly unique. No two can be alike since all engraving is done by hand. (and I tend to freehand these designs as well) Take a look and check back for more new items soon.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Children's drawing engraved on glass

Recently a friend wanted to come up with a special gift for her mother's birthday and for it to be from all of her grandkids.
Somehow the two of us came up with this idea and I love how they turned out! Each child was asked to draw their favorite animal, using just one color of pencil or crayon.
Then I sized each drawing to fit onto stemless wine glasses (which are also great juice glasses) and the results are pictured here. The carafe ties it all together and has the phrase, "All creatures great and small".

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Acorns at Old Edwards Inn

I am excited to announce that my engraved glassware is now at the beautiful home decor store, Acorns, at Old Edwards Inn in Highlands, North Carolina. They will carry several different engraved pieces available for direct purchase or custom orders. The glass tumblers pictured here will be in several of their retail locations and are engraved with their signature acorns. So, if you are in Highlands, stop by and see these new pieces in person! They are a perfect way to take a little bit of Highlands home with you.

Monday, June 13, 2011

butterfly vase

Hand engraved butterflies are swirling around this vase (approx 12" tall).
Currently available at the Decatur Gallery.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Golf Digest • The Adventures of Birdie and Bogey

The children's book I recently illustrated has been featured in Golf Digest! Please see link below to read the full article. You can buy yours at

Sunday, May 1, 2011

love birds small vase

Love birds, hand etched on oval vase approx 3.5" tall. $40-Now at the Decatur market and gallery (update this one at the gallery just sold, but there is one available on Etsy!). my etsy shop, click here.

This is a variation of the vase I did this past feb. You cannot tell from this photo, but some of the round leaves are etched inside this vase, adding dimension. I have never thought to do this before, but I liked the effect, especially with this design.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Friends and wine • carafe

This was a special order from a couple weeks ago and a fun example of how customers come up with great phrases of their own! This one says, "Friends, the wine of life".

Sunday, April 24, 2011

butterfly • hand etched glass

I just found this new glass shape and love the open space it has for engraving/etching. I was tempted to go crazy, but decided to etch a simple design inspired by the recent spring buds and butterflies flying around outside.
This one is currently at the Decatur Market and Gallery.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Etsy treasury

This sort of thing may happen all the time, but I have not had much time to explore Etsy and all it has to offer. Today someone added my fern bowl to a treasury. such a cool idea to curate groups of your favorite items based on a theme! I'm so excited one of my pieces was chosen:) thanks MyMazing
check it out!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Etsy shop!

Finally I have opened an Etsy shop. I have loved Etsy for a long time and enjoy looking at the amazing creative talent out there. Etsy really makes it easy for sellers and shoppers alike.

I am adding things slowly, so keep checking in to see what is new!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

"S" monogram tumblers at Gramercy

These 4 lovelies are on display at Gramercy Fine Linens. Gramercy is a beautiful shop run by two lovely ladies. If you are in Atlanta and have not been there, you need to go by. Just beautiful. ( I need to replace this bland photo with one from their shop!)

They will be showing these tumblers and other glass items of mine that can be custom ordered through their store.
I'll be delivering more items to them in the next 2 weeks. So, check it out!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Challenge at Daily Paintworks

I love this Daily Painting website.

In fact, it is how I first learned about the daily painting movement and pushed me to start this blog. One day I hope to post daily like these artists. Right now life is too busy and I am dreaming about making it happen soon. very soon! I have not visited this blog in a long time and just checked in to see what some of my favorite artists are up to. The website has changed and they added a "Challenge" section which is so exciting! I love "assignments" and will definitely participate in this very soon.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Atlanta Artist Center juried show

Horse Grazing, oil on canvas made it into the Atlanta Artist Center's current juried show!
Last weekend Joseph Norman, from the University of Georgia, judged the show and I was thrilled to be a volunteer to see the behind-the-scenes of how a judge goes about picking and eliminating art for a show. SO cool!

Every judge has a different process, but this was better than I expected. It was more like a class critique and he really took careful time to observe and to then talk about what worked and did not work for almost every pc of art on display. (The other members kept saying that this was not the usual process and what a treat it was.)

I am not sure how many paintings were submitted, but maybe under 200 and he had to whittle it down to 75. Then he had to pick the best in show followed by a second and third place. Then, honorary mentions, which I believe there were 5. Horse Grazing made it in the show and into the final "room" where he gathered the paintings he was considering for these special honors. Volunteers must be silent and I was holding my breath hoping he would give mine something. Alas, it did not receive a special honor, but I am thrilled it was in close running for one and that it made it in the show.

Afterwards, he asked if any of us had work submitted-that it was killing him to know if he had been discussing our work and not knowing whose piece it was. A few spoke up and then I told him which was mine. SO, he gave me a little further commentary. Mainly to keep the boldness in brushtrokes and that he only wished the trees is the upper right had more detail and that the posts changed colors. Great insight and not something I had realized. It always helps to have another set of eyes point out areas that pop out to them.

Monday, February 28, 2011

wait for me • in progress

Ansley and Bea. I love my little Bea's body in this image..especially her fingers poking out on her right hand, just grazing the hardwood floor. Ansley, my niece spent the night and Bea wanted to follow her everywhere.
There are some areas not working yet, so I will post the finished painting soon!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Love Birds

Love Birds
hand engraved glass. $75 (update: sold)

Happy Valentine's Day! Here is a recent piece that I put in the Decatur Gallery show this past weekend. There was a lovely open house saturday night and many of the artists made special pieces for the "love is in the air" theme.

Have a nice evening! We are doing our usual cooking in on this holiday since we love to cook...for a few weeks we have been talking about making Lions Head Chinese meatballs. I found this beautiful blog listed below and we are combining a few different recipes we have off to the buford highway farmers market to pick up some groceries!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Marlis Cornett in stores

photo: Decatur Gallery

Hi there,
For anyone in the Atlanta area, please check out Gramercy Fine Linens if you are interested in seeing my hand engraved glass in person! They have the "i love you" mini vases, monogrammed wine glasses and will soon have several other items such as vases and bowls! Plus, it is just a gorgeous shop--one of those places you could just move right into: beautiful linens for bedding, bath and table tops and gorgeous artwork.

For those etsy fans out there, I have also opened an etsy shop. Here is the link. You can find the i love you vases here:
And as mentioned before, Decatur Gallery and Market has a wide variety of my glass engraved pieces. (pictured above)
more soon!!!

Friday, January 28, 2011

swirly fun love for your valentine

Calligraphy on glass. This is how I first started etching glass and I still love it. I do not use acid, I use a drill and it is very similar to drawing with a pencil...but it is permanent.

These little vases are about 3 or so inches tall and make a perfect gift for your valentine. Just $30, they will be beautiful with an elegant flower perched on top. (I made some paper flowers) The etching is swirly and fun, which makes it prefect for anytime of year, really.

Another plus is that these can be personalized. Add a name, a phrase, a line from a poem (there is not a ton of room, so don't get too crazy...) You can make these your own and have some fun. Just think about conversation hearts or whatever message you'd like to send. Personalized vases are $38.

Currently you can find these at the Decatur Market & Gallery.
Go by and see the "i love you" vases in person. Other locations will be announced soon and you can always contact me here to order one.


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Decatur Gallery

Here is a link to the Decatur Gallery where I am currently showing my hand etched glass... please stop by and check it out and see all the other wonderful artwork from local artists.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Decatur Gallery

Happy New Year!

I've had a nice long holiday break and was surprisingly ready to get back to work this week! I have a long list of things I'd like to do, finish and start. As always there are too many things on my list and I never seem to have time for it all. I am resolved to be better organized this year so I can prioritize my time and continue to explore and experiment as an artist.

December was busy. Mostly with glass commissions. Here are a few of the over 3 dozen mini glass vases I monogrammed. Plus I now have my glass work in the Decatur Gallery in downtown Decatur (behind Cakes and Ale). All you locals should go check out the work-it is a wonderful group of artist that show there!

happy 2011!