This blog is a result of the spark my Aunt Martha ignited in me to CREATE! She said, "you must create is a gift and it would be a shame to waste it". "Two hours a day" she said...I balked. Does creating supper count? Stacks of brightly colored folded laundry? Nope. Trust me, I would LOVE to have two hours a day to create, and some days I have the time to, but mostly I find it hard to have two hours. However, I am committed to not waste the gift and the projects you see here are the product of my unleashed passion.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Playing with fire...

I have been having a blast this week making glass beads and sculpture! Sunday evening after class I was really nervous because it was much more difficult than it looked. After two more days of melting glass and making beads, I am comfortable at the torch. Some techniques still elude me and that's okay! I will get them eventually or else I will just leave them out of my work and do something else LOL.

I don't have pictures of my beads yet, but I've made a few I am excited about so far. Arriving at class each morning is fun because we get to pull our beads out of the kiln and see the finished product. When they go into the kiln the colors are different because the glass is still hot, so you don't get a true view of your work until they are cooled. Can't wait to see how my fish looks tomorrow morning!

Our instructor is Kelly Shatto and she is a hoot as well as being a great teacher. There are five students in our class (4 ladies, 1 gentleman) and we have had a good time "playing" together.

More later!


  1. It sounds like you are having a great time! Good for you!!!

  2. Bretta,
    You look like you are having a blast! Can't wait to see the beads. Are you bringing them Tuesday for show and tell?????

    Missed you Tues!