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Monday, 27 September 2010

A long update!

Finally a breather and some time to sit down and write. I just realised its been jonks since I actually wrote anything on this blog! Considering its the only one I have its pretty embarrassing. Life doesnt seem to get very boring on my side. So I suppose I do have a bit of an excuse, I hope.

Well for those who are interested......

I am still messing around on my torch, although not as often as I would like to. This year has been crazy. We are still busy building, - a lifetime projekt now I think. And well then there are the day to day things that just never seem to get finished.
Finally just when I thought I was to have a breather, and a bit more time to torch - I landed at the bottom of the stairs spraining both my right foot, knee and right wrist amongst other things:-), no thanks to my dog who seems to eagerly want to be first when I now literally crawl down the tortoise mode! I need to add that this was only a few weeks after I had gotten a bit overdressed and actually wore high heels again and slipped on something slippery whilst shopping with dh and landed with my whole weight on my knee breaking a few fingernails in the process....dont laugh .......well you may - serves me right for wanting to put my weight on those far too dainty shoes I was wearing! The doc couldnt help grinning when I returned once again to have my foot x-rayed. Wonders what he will think if I showed him all my glassy burns...Yes I still seem to have the knack of touching hot stringers and putting my arm onto hot tools...then there is always the risk of shocky glass......too!

As for playing with glass:

I have still not managed a complete set of beads that match! Seems I will end up doing focals for a long time. The biggest problem I seem to have is boredom and size. Either I get bored making the same bead over and over or if I am using a technique I enjoy I never seem to get those beads the same size!

I have decided to set myself weekly or monthly projects....

either practising with a specific colour, technique, shape or idea.

It does help to keep me focused a little so that hopefully something will turn out that I can actually turn into something wearable/usable.

As my torch time is limited it seems I end up mostly with bead poop and one or two usable items. At least I have gone from wasting glass to using glass - grins.

Although admittedly I still feel very much a newbie. The addiction is still strong and I just never seem to run out of ideas to try out. There are so many wonderful glass colours I havent even got to order or try out yet, then there are those itty bitty frits that I adore and twisties and shards..... I have even managed to make some shards myself and something that can really be called a twisty!

I love stringer work! my absolute passion atm - although I hate hate hate pulling them.

Now what I really need to do is attempt to make decent pics and put some up this space...

have a nice day



Sunday, 7 March 2010

sleeping, snow and sniffles

ok, so it has been a loooong time since I posted

First of all I finally had a holiday and spent the festive season with my family. It was fantastic!

Returning its been snowing snowing and snowing again.

The weather really gets me down, when all I want are a few rays of sun!

Here a picture taken this morning!

I have been making beads again, and quite frankly still cant make beads that match! So I have a whole stack off odds. It seems I tend to focals, and especially enjoy making figures...

My latest as some of you might have seen already on FH, is this my fairies, which are cute and rather fun and easy to make

I made a few goddesses too which can be viewed on FH S&T

Now its time for a hot cup of something and a warm blanket!

enjoy the day