Sunday, June 9, 2019

at a snail's pace


I'm finally getting back to work but oh so slowly. Monday I cleared off the table and got set up to start filling a mold. 


Tuesday I did the volume measure and decided on all the colors and their combinations I wanted to use and got all the jars of frit and powder out.   Wednesday was all about the rain and no progress was made. Thursday late afternoon I finally sat down and started filling the mold and not long after I started it started raining again (another 2 1/2”) with lightning and thunder and a freaked out little dog at my feet pawing me constantly to be up in my lap. So this was as far as I got before giving up.


Friday afternoon I sat down to work on it some more and got this far before quitting to take the dog for her walk.


And Saturday was spent mostly cleaning house for an impending visit from Kathy Barnard, a woman who lives in Kansas City MO and does beautiful stained and etched glass work. I love her aesthetic and have admired her work for decades and we are finally going to meet. She was in San Antonio for the Stained Glass Association convention, drove to Padre Island for some beach time and a wedding and is on her way here before heading back to San Antonio and home. But I did get some time in on the mold.


Today I put in another hour or so before I finished the cleaning the house and made a peach cobbler.


Now I'm going to sit and relax til Kathy gets here and finish this after her visit.




13 comments:

  1. The perfect plan. It's just a pleasure to spend time with like minds.

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  2. I didn't know you made your glass pieces that way. I thought you had one of those little fire ovens that you would melt your silica and then make individual pieces by shaping the hot glass and then add them to each other. This looks so much faster and easier. We are getting slammed by a thunderstorm right now. Y'all might get a little rain tonight from what I see.

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    1. yeah, that's torch work, completely different process and look. what I do is a lost wax kiln casting technique.

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  3. Looks as if it will be a stunner when completed - sometimes pieces like to spread themselves over many days

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    1. this is the piece I'm doing from your photograph, the one you took of the fern leaf on the beach on the sand and rocks.

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  4. I am looking forward to seeing the finished work.

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  5. Hope your visit was wonderful!
    And yes, take your time. Ease into this piece slowly and with thoughtfulness. It will happen.

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  6. I always find your posts about your artwork immensely inspiring. And I am in no way artistic. It just lifts my spirit and I look at the world differently fir a while.

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  7. That piece is already beautiful. I look forward to following its journey.

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  8. Exciting to get to meet someone you admire! Hope you had (are having? will have?) a good visit!

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  9. you had me at 'peach cobbler.' LOL

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  10. Looks like you are making great progress - who cares how long it takes. Have a wonderful visit!

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  11. Easy does it. Is there a reason to rush things? I am quite keen on relaxing nowadays.

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