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

Glass fused flowers on a vintage mirror with Anna Lou Curnes, Glass Artist, reflected in the mirror.

Combining signature fused glass flowers with vintage mirrors

My latest collection pushes my fused glass work further than ever before. For the first time ever, I have combined my signature glass fused flowers with vintage and antique mirrors to celebrate the force of nature amidst its natural beauty. Beginning with a single piece of broken glass and connecting it piece by piece to … Read more

Anna Lou sitting on a black chest of drawers in front of a green wall with her bespoke glass flower wall installation surrounding her

Specially selected art gifts for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is that special day when we have the opportunity to show our appreciation for one of the most important women in our lives – our Moms. Whether your Mom is an art lover, or simply enjoys adding new art pieces to her home, I’ve got some stunning ideas and tips for gifting art … Read more

Anna Lou looking at art work in large drawers with an art collector

April’s spectacular events at the ALG Collective

Wow… what a month April was. We hosted two spectacular events to celebrate our latest art collection and the start of the popular Dallas Art Fair week. Our Spring Exhibition Opening Night showcased my latest Spring Collections, “BLUE WAVES” and “WILD AND WINDBLOWN.” “WILD AND WINDBLOWN,” for the first time ever, combines my signature fused … Read more

Anna Lou Curnes, Glass Artist, sketching on a lake shore with a town visible across the lake

Thoughts blowing across the water

There are a million reasons why I love spending time near water. Whether it’s the sea, a lake or even a tiny stream in a woodland. It captures my imagination. It intrigues me that each movement is different in its form and intention and there’s something mysterious about where the wind starts and where it … Read more

Anna Lou Curnes of the ALG Collective hosting an exhibition opening night

Spring Exhibition, Opening Night – April 19th

Immerse yourself in my latest fused glass and watercolor collection “Wild & Windblown,” shown alongside the vibrant new works from my fellow resident artists on Wednesday, April 19th 5pm-9pm at the ALG Collective on Dragon Street, Dallas. I’ll be unveiling not only my latest kaleidoscoped watercolor collection, Blue Waves I – IV, but also my … Read more

Anna Lou standing in front of a white cabinet waving at the camera

The gift of giving this Easter

The gift of giving this Easter Many think of Christmas as a time of gift-giving, but in fact, Easter is also a special season to remind ourselves of the gift of giving. You know that lovely feeling when we receive a gift?  Well, there’s an even greater joy to be had when you are the … Read more

Blue, diamond shaped fused glass wall art hanging above white drawers

Dallas in Spring: A time of hope and new beginnings

I love the Spring in Dallas. It’s a time for renewal and hope – both physically and spiritually. I love the longer, lighter days where we begin to feel less sluggish and become more open to change and new beginnings. At this time of year, I really start to appreciate the joys of nature; the … Read more

How to make your home office a more creative space

With so many of us working from home now, we need a space in our home that can have multiple uses. A place away from the hustle and bustle of the home where we can get work done, but that also fosters creativity.    If you’re generally feeling a lack of inspiration and excitement at … Read more

Dallas Galentine’s Gift Guide 2023

February is the month to show the love! Especially to your friends, gal pals, sisters & even your mom. This Galentine’s Day, you won’t be short of gift ideas for all those fab females in your life with my Dallas Galentine’s Gift Guide.  After all, our fave gal pals deserve just as much attention as … Read more

Bringing Italian inspiration into your home

Italy is one of my favorite places in the world. You can’t escape its rich history, stunning architecture and serene landscape, not to mention the delicious tasting food.    Italy only further fed my passion for glass art when I lived in Murano in the Fall of 2016 to study under a Glass Master, travelling … Read more

7 ways to give your bedroom a new lease of life in 2023

We all love our beds (and bedroom)… and if you don’t, it’s definitely time for a redesign and rethink! That relaxing and cozy place where we can switch off at the end of each day and where a good night’s sleep awaits us. Our bedrooms should be our sanctuary, and I’ve got some stylish solutions … Read more

Christmas Gift Ideas for 2022

The holiday season is upon us, and instead of panic buying, I’ve put together an updated gift edit full of ideas for any taste and budget; from gifts for the art lover for their home, to gifts that simply say “thank you”.   ONE OF A KIND FLOWER These hand-sculpted glass flowers will never wither … Read more

An Evening with House of Pierre Cardin at the ALG Collective

An Evening with House of Pierre Cardin We were honored to host a rather special and exciting event at the ALG Collective last month with Fashion Group International of Dallas for an intimate evening with the renowned fashion brand House of Pierre Cardin.  We were joined by Rodrigo Basilicati-Cardin, Pierre Cardin’s great-nephew and President of … Read more

10 Festive and Elegant Christmas Table Decorating Ideas

Christmas is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start thinking about festive table decorating ideas! A beautifully decorated table is the perfect way to make your guests feel welcome and excited for Christmas dinner. There are many different ways to style your Christmas table, but I’ve collected 10 of my favorite … Read more

5 ways to use accessories to spruce up your living space

Accessorizing your home is a great way to show your personality and style. Whether you’re looking to add a pop of color or some extra texture, accessories can help bring your living space to life. Here are 5 ways to use accessories to spruce up your living space:   Add plants and flowers for a … Read more