Been torching like a crazed glass maniac the last few weeks. I just can't get enough. I haven't felt this motivated since I very first started lampworking almost 7 years ago! In the beginning I would see bead patterns all around me. In fabrics, in the sky, on cars and billboards. I kept a little notebook in my pocket to jot down ideas. I would fall asleep at night thinking about what I'd make the next day. I would DREAM about making beads while I slept. I would wake up with amibition to make those dreams real.
I'm back to carrying a notebook in my pocket and it feels GOOD.
All at once I have the solutions to all the glassy frustrations that plagued me last year. I was looking for realism in my mushroom beads and they went from this:
Quite the leap, I think.
And it wasn't just the mushrooms- my jellyfish have improved as well, but it was a more subtle change. More of a refinement actually. I have my passion back and I hope it shows. I feel like it does:
Have a great week!