Visiting Southern Flames

I went to my first Southern Flames meeting tonight, and even got to have dinner with some of the other members before. Judy had posted a message on Lampwork Etc. asking who was going, and when I chimed in to say I was going to try to make it and please be nice to the …

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Whew…

Long week. The first week of class is always stressful. Anxiety disorder always kicks in when I have to face all those new faces in my classes. Sure, not all of them are new — let’s see, there are at least six students who either failed or withdrew from a section of my intro class …

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Some Days You Got It, Some Days You Don’t

Shouldn’t have bothered turning on the torch tonight. I just didn’t have it. I struggled to get four or five beads wound on, so finally I gave up and just practiced pulling stringer and making twisties for a bit. The stringers were okay, but the twisties were mostly pretty crappy as well. Yeah, some days …

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Note to Self:

Make sure you are picking up the correct end of the glass rod BEFORE you touch it. Touching the hot end is Bad. Your fingertips will thank you for considering them. At the moment three of mine are whimpering a bit because I didn’t pay attention. Ouch. Note number 2: It might be smart to …

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A Melty Day

Today was my intermediate class with Cristie. The other woman who had been in my beginning class and signed up for this one wasn’t able to make it, so I had a day of private instruction. Sweeeet! I got to try out a bunch of new things, and get hints and tips on what I …

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I’m torched!

I’ve been quiet because, as of last Saturday night, the lampworking part of my studio is up and running!!! I spent four evenings running in there melting glass onto mandrels to my heart’s content. The last two nights I haven’t been in there, only because I haven’t gotten home until nearly 8 p.m. and have …

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Never Mind the IKEA

Well, that was a TOTAL bust.

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More IKEA

There I was this afternoon, having just bid my drop-by son farewell (he came by to use my printer since his is dead), contemplating hooking up a propane tank and starting to melt glass. Out of nowhere, DH said “let’s go back down to IKEA; I want to get that wardrobe system.” OH.

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IKEA

We made our third trip to IKEA today. Finally, we actually got to wander through there and see things without having to step on and shove people! The ostensible reason was to look at their drafting chair for my studio — turns out it was gone, and I liked the one at Sam Flax better …

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HOT coffee and oafs

Today’s horoscope: Keep the cover on the grill. Pleasurable events you have looked forward to could lack a certain enchantment or be spoiled by a lack of energy. Harmony is restored late this evening. We got a later start than DH intended this morning, though when we arrived at the ‘Bou the sofa was free …

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