I feel the need to create!
A wave so strong
my every waking moment
recognizes and understands
the capabilities that lie within.
My hands and heart and mind and soul are connected.
Connected in Peace
to the one eternal flame
the very thing that we came from
the thing we all go back to
the thing that we ARE…
The Magnificence of Creation!
And I create…
It seems there are not enough hours in the day to do all the things I want to do!! I am full of Blessitude that I am alive in this energy, and that I am able to engage my creative spirit.
I have started working in glass as art. It is exciting and a little scary at the same time. I am very focused and I have a healthy respect for the dangers of the medium as I turn my fears over to the Love of Creation!
I am showing you my second decorative plate in various stages of completion. The first plate I made, I used mostly pre-cut glass pieces. However, “Sunflower Salutation,” is all hand cut by me. When I say ‘hand cut’ I mean either cut with a hand tool, or the power wet cutting tile saw pictured below.
I started with a design and then systematically cut each piece of glass and placed them, like a puzzle, on the two 12 inch round base pieces I cut. The bottom round is white, the top one is clear with blue streaks.
(I just realized I fibbed a little…I did not cut the little Millefiori glass I used for the center of the flower 😉 )
Being new to the art form, the project was not without a few problems. The most obvious is I did not know that the lighter of the yellow glass I used for the petals was a ‘stryker’ glass…that means that the color of the glass changes when fired in the kiln and the resulting color can be very different. It almost took my breath away when I saw it turned orange!
This is the plate after fusing in the kiln. A bubble appeared and I am not sure why. I should have the answer to that question this week. Apparently, I have also found of late, sometimes there are no answers as to ‘why’ something happens.
And that is the plate after ‘slumping’ it into a mold. I love this process…I love this art form…bubbles and all 😉
Thanks for looking. Wish you all a week filled with eyes that see beauty!!