What to do when you can’t go to glass expo/Vegas …
Spring Cleaning … Also known as: What to do when you are avoiding grown-up responsibilities (although, I DID get my nursing competencies done … and – hey, I have 6 [count THEM … S-I-X !!!] more DAYS until taxes are DUE! … It’s called procrastination, people – EMBRACE IT!!!) …
So … I can’t be at the once-a-year, show-off-all-the-new-bling/techniques-in-glass exposition. I just CAN’T. I have my family, work, dogs, my private-duty-patient … and an accountant. They all say I can’t ‘hop-a-flight’ and be in WONDERLAND … !!! So, instead – I WAS scouring the ‘net, searching for an illusive glass ‘trick’. And, then – my internet went GONE! No access! None!!! I don’t care how many times you reboot … YOU DON’T GET TO EXPLORE!
It’s all good … I found enough to experiment. So, I spent a few hours watching over my kiln/studio – to make sure she didn’t CATCH ON FIRE … and experimented. Turns out, I might be able to plot, frit and fuse … all with glass powders. Maybe … Here’s the ‘speriment’ – at 600+ degrees:
Meanwhile: When you can’t be in Vegas, you ‘spring-clean’ … kind-of. OK, half-heartedly. But, here are my shelves and drawers, all organized:
Also – when you can’t learn new techniques … you make ornaments. ‘Christmas in Jul … April’ … AKA – filling custom-orders: Santas – cuz I can! (Last pic = Santas at 500+ degrees with hairspray burning off … Oops!)
And, lastly … when you can’t ‘splore the net’, can’t travel – AND have to make sure your studio doesn’t IGNITE … you drink wine. Cuz – you made it, so you know it’s good!
At the end of my day, while I could do more experiments – I won’t right now. I KNOW – the SILVER has arrived (!) … But, ya know – you can’t drink with a mask on your face(!), and this wine JUST won’t drink itself! VIVA Las Vegas!!!