It seems like I’m always behind in my fused glass and June is no exception. There are reasons but no real excuse.
First, most people don’t realize there is a lot that goes into fused glass projects. Real artistic fused glass takes multiple steps, it is not just fusing two pieces of glass together. And each of those steps take time, special firing, cutting, etc. Additionally when you are making more complicated fused glass art they don’t always turn out and so I keep trying to make them work but that’s part of pushing the envelope with glass. This month’s focus is Tanya Viet’s techniques and they definitely involve multiple steps.
Second, I took an amazing class from Alice Benvie Gebhart. I loved the class and really enjoyed the other ladies in the class. Another fun part of the class is I got to take the class with Anna, she and I had taken a class with Bob Leatherbarrow a couple of years ago! It was great seeing her again.
Third, I’ve been working on some more production pieces. They always take a bit of work.
Fourth, is I’ve been studying non-stop for a test for my day job. It’s a pretty difficult test and I had to study everyday and it took a lot of my time. But I guess it was worth it because I passed!!! I can not tell you how happy that makes me. I worked really hard and it paid off!!
Fifth, and last is I did something to my knee and can barely walk.
So hopefully ya’ll will be a bit understanding if my blogs aren’t as through as I normally make them.
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