Sad and Sweet …
I said goodbye to a great man this week. Garner, my Sunday-school teacher passed. While I am happy for him, as he lived a full life and his body just couldn’t keep up with his amazing mind anymore … I am sad for all of us that he left behind. He could dissect, rebuild and teach on hundreds of topics! In honor of his tenacious, inventor spirit, I’ve been revisiting a few frustrated glass techniques lately.
Plotting and Sandblasting: Since the plotter and I seem to be in-sync again, I’ve been working with larger designs and different resist materials. Turns out I can use a much more forgiving resist (Oramask 810) with success. Weeding the images is so much easier than fighting the 12 mil, cumbersome film I had been using! Here are tiles in Wissmach luminescent, pre-firing. (Tried ‘regular’ vinyl with success too!)
I don’t know if you can see it – but here are ‘waiting-for-weeding’, successfully cut 1200-node turtles, in 3 and 6 inches! WOW!
Silver painting: I’ve been scouring the ‘net, digging deeper and trying to grasp all available learning regarding this intriguing glass idea (– special thanks to a very talented artist in Edinburgh). I stumbled on her post [link to her site and the photo that started my mad search]. I researched for hours and think I may have found what I’m looking for. Just waiting for supplies to arrive, before I begin experimenting …
My private-duty charge (‘Lil Sis’) got her stitches out on Wednesday, and continues to heal. She should be ready for a removable cast within the next couple of weeks, but here’s a quick-pic of her boo-boo hand, and she is gaining additional sensation to her last two fingers:
Next week I will tackle all adult responsibilities (like nurse-competency learning, endless paperwork and yearly appointments) … sadly. But after that, I’m going to learn all I can about stannous chloride … sweet!