I am behind on updates but have a couple of pictures to share on the mosaic window piece on which I am working. I find it hard to work on a continuous basis and find myself going weeks with any progress and then getting a lot done in a short period of time. I don’t like it but maybe that’s just the way these things work.
I have started my warm up piece. It is a fairly simple geometric pattern with a few curves…mostly straight lines. I haven’t solidified my color choices but I feel like I want this to be cool jewel tones. We’ll see how it goes. I love the feel of holding tools in my hands. My grinder was getting a lot of use on the first few pieces but I was soon able to score and break like a pro. I had a hard time putting it down, not sure why I never found the time. Seems silly…
I’m working up a practice piece in order to get re-familiarized with the process.
I realize that although out of practice in my craft, I have gained an incredible amount of focus and patience in a little over a century. Whilst attempting a fairly simple sketch, I was bombarded with questions, attention seeking bad behavior, and a horrible football game. I was able to give attention to all of those things, and probably a few others, and managed to finish the goal I had set for myself today. So, mark one down for being intentional! I accomplish things everyday but I feels so good to accomplish something that is outside of my normal spectrum.
It’s a start. This is the beginnings of the studio I’m assembling in my garage. I’ve got some very pretty glass, some lead and solder. Everything is old and dirty but I love it! Hoping to get some solder practice in tomorrow.
Also, while digging through old supplies and old stained glass I found one of the first pieces I created. It’s pretty rough but brings back a lot of memories.