back and forth

My two lives. My late night/early mornings life of mad crafty energy, where my fingers itch to create and my mild mannered day life of teaching, biking, tennis and the love of my life!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Hot glass. Torching. Molten. Flame. Boro.

Still exploring mediums. And I'm not there yet. I need to take another step to find my expression. I can sell items, but it's not my 'art' yet, if that makes sense! So my next obsession is Boro glass. I'm taking a couple of classes and already dreaming of glass. And combining it with wire and stone.

And jumping head first. I guess that's just the way I roll!

....and a pic of my first marble! Boro is 'hard' glass, you use temperatures up to 1500+ degrees to work it. But it has a depth and magic and unpredictability that I'm drawn to.

The new chicks on the block! I hatched them in June. 2 welsummers, 2 cochin, 1 frizzle, 2 Maran. Two or three ? will have to find new homes, since they're roosters.

AND quail! I hatched and have 20 right now. My girlfriend is going to 6 or so, and I'll keep the rest. For eggs, mostly