Tag: creativity

Where did the holiday go?

I had good intentions for this five-day weekend, I truly did. Like so many of my good intentions, they didn’t get completely fulfilled. I was going to: catch up on the massive grading backlog. Well, I at least sorted out the papers and graded a little bit. A very little bit. get a bunch of …

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Listen to the little voice

Signing up for the latest swap on one of my Yahoo! groups was a mistake, I figured, but I went ahead and did it anyway.? I was right.? It was a round-robin, on a strict deadline, and I do not do terribly well with strict deadlines at the best of times. Right now, with my …

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Ageism isn’t okay either.

Most of us know better by now than to make racist or sexist comments, at least in public.? Ageism, though, seems to still be considered fair game, at least among certain venues in the craftosphere. First there was this little gem from the Etsy Forums: Vanessa says (snip) Here’s the thing. We really want to …

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Back to the Future???

Time for another Flaming Hot! Blog It! You fall asleep and think you are dreaming. But really, you have just traveled through time forward 5 years. What does your glass world look like? Blog it! Hmmm.? Well, I think it looks, ah, full of glass… Seriously, now. Honestly, I’m not sure how different the studio, …

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Resistance

I had a day off from school today thanks to the MLK holiday. I could have spent pretty much the whole day lampworking, but kept putting off even turning on the kiln and concentrator. First there was laundry, Then the routine computer work (you know, emails, and blog feeds, and monitoring the forum) Then working …

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A story of two friends and some glass — part 2

Part 1 is here.? Frostfire found Gwacie’s email in her inbox. “SILLY Gwacie!” she thought to herself after reading it. “How could I not like it??” And she awaited her package’s arrival with eager anticipation. Late Friday afternoon, after a morning of teaching and an afternoon of working on her friend Mincot’s computer and playing …

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A story of two friends and some glass

Once upon a time, there was a glassworker named Gwacie. Gwacie liked to try different things with glass, and to fund her habits (and pay her bills) she often tried to sell these different glass things. One day Gwacie listed several unusual little candle stand items for sale on an e-marketplace called Etsy. She was …

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My studio is…

(This week’s Flaming Hot Blog It!) …an appalling mess to look at, but in all that mess is a haven of creativity and serenity. It’s almost always that way, so it must work for me somehow.? I always have a small space for a studio, and try to cram an insane amount of creative paraphernalia …

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Tips Tuesday – Creative Outlets

Flaming Hot’s Tuesday Tip is to have more than one creative outlet, so that when your creativity goes south in one area, you have something else to work on.? This shifting gears lets other parts of your creative energies get exercised while the exhausted area rests, and is supposed to get you back on track …

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Finding Inspiration — Flaming Hot Tips Tuesday

I spent the last day since Tuesday’s tip was posted trying to think where I find my inspiration for my beads. Nothing specific came to mind! I don’t ever really go LOOKING for inspiration anyway, it seems. It just seems to appear spontaneously out of my subconscious when I sit down to the flame. I …

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