At the last Southern Flames meeting, I was off to the side filling out my form as I tried to choose which of three beads from the Folk School class I was going to submit to be photographed for the 2006 postcard. Walter, one of the long-time members, looked over my shoulder to see the beads. When I mentioned that I’d only been lampworking for seven months, he commented, “Really! I’m very impressed!”
Nice, especially since I was feeling particularly klutzy (having knocked a container of the shop’s beads onto the floor a few minutes earlier) and inferior (from seeing all the other GORGEOUS beads from other people) at that moment.