DRAGLIONI

“DRAGLIONI”

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There he is…DRAGLIONI!  He is a 23″ long x 8″ wide x 2″ deep, decorative fused glass plate.  Draglioni was a labor of love, and in the end he represents so much about my life at this stage.

He started with an idea…a plan…a drawing.

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Then an array of beautiful colored “Bullseye” glass was purchased (this time with the knowledge that “stryker” glass changes colors 😉 )

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Next came the cutting…and cutting…and fitting…and grinding!

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Once all the pieces were made to fit the next step was a fuse firing in the kiln.  The fuse firing does exactly what it sounds like…it fuses all of the different pieces of glass into one.

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And then the piece is put on a mold and fired again…a “slump” fire.  It is so cool that the “flat” piece “falls” into the mold…and doesn’t change the design!

Next, for kicks you enter it into a “Glass as Art Competition,” not because you think he will win, but rather because Draglioni took about 60 hours to complete and he was made with love…so you enter him in the competition so people can see him, and feel his love!

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And to your absolute surprise and delight, Draglioni wins 3rd place in his category! 

It was so nice to hear his name called at the artist’s reception.  But the best part of Draglioni was CREATING HIM!  Oh, and the bag of goodies for winning was nice too 🙂

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I waited a long time to post about DRAGLIONI.  I thought that this was the start of something really special…a beautiful art form that I loved and the ability to create with a very dear friend.

But this is LIFE…and sometimes life has a mind of its own.  The ten year friendship came to an abrupt halt with no signs of being able to be repaired.  Along with the friendship, my ability to create in her studio has also ceased. 

It has been a time of great mourning.  All I can do is rejoice for the time we had together and be thankful for the experiences that were wonderful.  I don’t profess to understand WHY things happen, but I know they happen for a reason.

While I don’t know if I will ever work with glass in the distant future, I know it is not a part of my life now.  I am BLESSITUDE…”so blessed and full of gratitude” for this part of my life.  And DRAGLIONI will ALWAYS have a place in my heart…as will my friend.
Thank you so much my friends for being such a wonderful source of love and support.  Your words and thoughts mean more than you will know.

Wish you all a beautiful Sunday filled with love! ❤

Blessitude

Lorrie ❤

6/26/16

 

Dance Into Eternity

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Life.

Death.

A thin line.

I’ve walked for years,

Straddling,

One leg firmly planted on the side of life.

The other in the air,

crossing the center,

balanced like a gymnast on the beam.

Life.

Death.

One is here,

where my foot is planted firmly,

and there are times that it feels darker,

than being closed in a casket lowered,

six feet under.

My ballerina toe gets closer

and almost touches that side,

and in one moment I have a thought

that there might be some life in there,

there might just be a rainbow.

But then I lean on my left leg.

The one that is sturdy and holds me up straight.

And I remember that there is a whole lot

more life left to be lived on this side.

So I walk on the wire,

one foot in front of the other,

and I make a promise

to continue to explore this side of the line

with as much gusto as I can.

My right leg obeys,

and my soul decides to continue its work,

and my mind is free,

because I know that death is not something to fear.

When the time is right,

I will lace up both ballerina shoes

and

Dance Into Eternity!

Blessitude

Lorrie ❤

11/29/15

Sorry for the morose feeling behind this post.  I had written it a while ago and did not post it when it was raw.  But I just found out that a couple I know were found dead in their condo, a suspected murder/suicide.

I am in shock!

I saw them just a few weeks ago.  They were the kind of people you just knew were meant to be together…soul mates.  I can’t begin to guess what enticed them to cross over that line, but I suppose I am not surprised that, as they were in life, they decided to be in death…together.

I will miss them.

❤ Lorrie

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer ~ I Miss You

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One lonely tear

magnifies the hole placed in my heart

when you left

We were so close to meeting

you and I

and the energy we would have created

would have been so full of miracles

But the time has passed

and so has your soul

and I am left here to wonder

why events occurred in the time that they did

and how we could have been so close

and yet so far

And I feel a void

a darkness

for what could have been

A light

a beautiful brilliance

that worked toward such good

has dimmed to a laser beam

straight into the night sky

And I believe

there may just be

a new star in the sky up there

and when I walk

out into the darkness

I will look skyward

and know deep in my soul

that you still shine

and there’s still a twinkle in your eye

and I will make a wish

upon your star

and my wish will be held

in the loving energy

that you bestowed

upon the world

Dear man,

beautiful soul,

gentle teacher,

I miss you ❤

Blessitude

Lorrie ❤

9/4/15

I feel such a profound loss at the passing of Dr. Wayne W. Dyer.  Beautiful soul, trusted mentor, his light will always shine from above but his essence will be sorely missed in this earth plane.  I had good reason to believe that I would meet him in person in two weeks and I had daydreamed many times of how that meeting would go.  I was so very excited.

Then my sister called and I knew before she even said the words that he had passed.

The pain almost seemed too great to comprehend in that moment as I selfishly realized that my dream of meeting him would always be just that, a dream.  But then I remembered the reasons I wanted to meet him in the first place and the warmest feeling of love caressed me from beyond.  Beyond the existence that my body occupied, and into the realm where I know he will always live with me. 

I am so grateful for all you taught me, Dr. Wayne, and I will always see your smiling face and those incredibly twinkling eyes.  I will honor your memory by being the best version, the most authentic version, of me.  And I will always expect a miracle!!

My heart goes out to Dr. Wayne’s family and close friends…I can not imagine the size of the hole in their hearts ❤

Namaste…Blessitude!

Lorrie ❤