Blue Waves abstract art

The Powerful Reflection of Water

I have always loved spending time near water. Whether it’s the sea, a lake or a stream in a woodland. It captures my imagination and has been the inspiration of one of my most thought-provoking series to date, “BLUE WAVES.” It intrigues me that each movement is different in its form and intention, and there’s … Read more

Pinks and purple bookshelf with glass art and books

Decorating your home with art

There’s something incredibly satisfying about decorating a room with art. Being able to add design, color, and personality to a room that is already filled with your furniture is such a joyous process. Your home may have been carefully designed to flow and function with selected furniture pieces, but when you use art to bring … Read more

Anna Lou, Glass Artists with glass wall art behind her. Anna is hiding behind blue glass.

Enjoying moments of mindfulness with art

One of the things I love about creating art is being able to find moments of mindfulness during the process. The ALG Fine Art Studio is not only a place of work, but also a place of reflection and mindfulness. If you are a lover of art, you too can find moments of mindfulness using … Read more

Anna Lou in front of her hand-decorated mirrors with blown glass flowers

The Art of Collecting Art

Choosing a piece of art for your home or a particular room isn’t just about aesthetics; it’s about expressing yourself and creating a space that reflects your unique personality. I understand that navigating the world of art and choosing pieces for your home can often feel overwhelming, so I’m here to guide you through some … Read more

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Called together to create together

I have always been passionate about wanting to create a space where an established league of artists could come together with one main goal: to create. For me, it’s what the ALG Fine Art Studio is all about. Ever since I founded the Studio back in 2019, I’ve been fortunate enough to invite and share … Read more

Collection of Hot-Sculpted Murano Glass Lume 'Hug' sculptures on Lucite Bases

Sending Hugs this Galentine’s Day  

This Galentine’s Day, celebrated on 13 February, is a chance to honor and uplift the incredible women in our lives. While romantic relationships can come and go, our female friendships can provide an unbreakable bond and they deserve to be recognized for always being there to lend an ear, offer advice, join in adventures, and … Read more

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A Call for Fine Artists in Dallas 

I’m so excited to share with you a new opportunity here at the ALG Fine Art Gallery for a new artist to join me, and other resident artists in this amazing creative space in the heart of the Dallas Design District.  This residency will provide the right artist with a prime studio and gallery space … Read more

Santorini glass wall art by Anna Lou Glass on a wall above a blue table with plants on and a red chair

The Joy of Commissioning Unique Art for Your Home

Imagine walking into your home and being greeted by a piece of art that not only complements your decor but also holds the essence of your most cherished memories. Commissioning a unique piece of art is an enriching journey that transforms your living space into a canvas of personal narratives. I love creating a unique … Read more

Hand drawn notecard with an image of an angel saying you're an angel across the top

Embracing the Art of Connection

Hand-Drawn Notecards for Meaningful Moments In a world dominated by digital communication, there’s a timeless charm in the simplicity of a handwritten note, a sentiment beautifully captured in my hand-drawn notecards. In an era where emails and WhatsApp messages flood our inboxes and iPhones, taking a moment to send a thoughtful piece of art is … Read more

Anna with hot glass flower installation on a white wall

Meaningful Christmas Gifts for Family & Friends

My Curated Glass Art Guide The season of giving inspires us to cherish loved ones with thoughtful gifts that spark joy for years to come. For those seeking more unique gifts this Christmas, I want to share some glass artwork ideas to wow your family and friends with quality over quantity this Christmas. Festive Glass … Read more

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Holiday Open House and Meaningful Gifts

Join me and the Resident Artists of the ALG Collective as we throw open our doors for the holidays! Saturday, December 2nd, 12-6pm ALG Collective 1302 Dragon St. Book your Ticket here : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-open-house-meaningful-gifts-tickets-761414399967?aff=oddtdtcreator Explore their fine art and visit with Resident Artists Anna Curnes, Melissa Ellis, Christi Meril, & Rachel Nash. Find the perfect, … Read more

Glass Artist Anna Lou throwing glass in the air in front of her hand decorated vintage mirror

Embracing the Beauty of Fall: A Season of Renewal

As the leaves begin their graceful descent from the trees and turns crisp, there’s a sense that nature is putting on its most enchanting display. It’s a season that I adore and is evident in many of my glass art pieces. I love the warm, earthy colors that depict a profound sense of renewal. Fall’s … Read more

Kaleidoscope images of hills in Tuscany

The Journey of mediums: Watercolors

Adding Depth to Your Home: The Beauty of Watercolour Art Following my popular Journey with Color series, I have decided to look at different artistic mediums to inspire your home this winter, starting with my latest art collection of watercolor. Watercolor offers a unique and versatile medium that can add a touch of elegance to … Read more

Handmade, colorful glass 'hug' miniatures displayed on stands of books.

The Delicate Charm of Glass Miniatures

I love being able to create intricate miniature pieces as part of my glass art collection. These dainty creations have become increasingly popular for decorating contemporary homes and also make beautiful gifts. From palm-sized traditional hot-sculpted glass flowers to fun and contemporary smaller hugs, miniature glass art brings charming elegance to any space.     … Read more

Four bespoke glass art mirrors on a green wall with Anna of Anna Lou Glass, Dallas, standing in front of them.

The Journey of Colors: Greens

Go Green: Ways to Use Nature’s Color in Your Home Green is having a major moment in home decor. The color instantly brings the freshness and tranquillity of the outdoors inside. But incorporating green can be tricky – go too bold with it and your home may feel more like a jungle than a sanctuary. … Read more

My Journey with colors: Pinks

Recognized as the symbol of love and affection, pink has gone through many transformations – at times a symbol of masculinity and status, hyper-femininity and innocence, romance and seduction, protest and punk. The color pink is used in a lot of my glass art murals and watercolor paintings. Pink lets me run wild in my … Read more

Collage of original art works in blue by Anna Lou Curnes of the ALG Collective, Dallas

The journey of colors: Blues

I love using color in my work to create emotional responses, carefully selecting colors that work harmoniously together.  After all, the colors we surround ourselves with directly influence the way we feel and can help us emotionally connect with a piece of art. One of the more dominant colors in my work is the coolest … Read more

Anna Lou Curnes, Glass Artist, standing in front of a sunset

How travelling has made me a better artist

Have you ever returned home after a trip and felt different? Apart from feeling more energized and renewed, traveling to new places also changes our outlook, helps us see things from a different perspective and even helps us practice gratitude for the beauty of what is around us. Over recent months, I’ve been lucky enough … Read more

Anna Lou in front of her hand-decorated mirrors with blown glass flowers

Finding peace and balance during times of change

Creating inner peace for ourselves is crucial if we are to stay joyful and content. Life’s constant ups and downs can leave us feeling worried, anxious or stressed and it’s important for us to feel peaceful during challenging times, especially during periods of change. Finding serenity and happiness is an ongoing process, but there are … Read more

Anna Lou scattering red glass on a table with a decorated glass mirror behind her

Making Art that people really care about

Have you ever looked at an artist’s work and thought: “That looks easy!” or “Even I could do that.” Art can look deceptively easy since we don’t always understand the creative process and thinking behind it, or the skills and expertise required to create it.   I’ve loved creating art for as long as I can … Read more

Anna Lou, Glass Artists with glass wall art behind her. Anna is hiding behind blue glass.

Unleashing the Artist within you

Can everyone be an artist? It’s something I’ve often asked myself as I recently expanded my art portfolio to new mediums.  I believe that although it takes hard work to be a skilled artist, everyone is capable of expressing themselves in some artistic form. How we unleash the artist within us is down to ourselves … Read more