Tag: creativity

Flaming Hot — Someday I want to…

…find a true signature bead style, something that, when people look at it, they think of me.? After a bit over two years of lampworking, very part-time, I feel like I’m still a dilettante.? I still spend a lot of time trying to learn the glass, how it flows, what the heat and flame do …

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Creating Color Combinations

This week’s Flaming Hot Tips Tuesday asks how we come up with color combinations when working with glass. Sometimes I’ll have a color combination in mind based on something I’ve seen lately; sometimes I’ll just use colors that “feel” right for the current season. As an example, I’ve been doing a lot lately with autumn-type …

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Boro color thoughts

When it comes to boro glass, playing with color is what it’s all about. Sure, some of the colors are WYSIWYG, but those aren’t the colors I especially like to play with. What thrills me is when I take one color of glass, stick it in the flame, play with it, manipulate it, and it …

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Where has my mojo gone?

I got back on the torch tonight, after almost a month away from it. Ugh. No mojo. I’ll be surprised if there’s one decent bead in the lot. Between a month off, trying to adjust to the new torching glasses, trying out a new type of bead, and trying out a couple of my new …

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The Great Studio Purge of 2006

Between exams, the holidays, and general malaise, it’s been over three weeks since I’ve been in the studio to work. Add to that the general clutter and overwhelming disorder in the entire place, with the studio one of the worst areas, something had to be done. We started on Christmas Eve with some general cleaning …

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Music to melt glass by

I’ve had my stereo hooked up in my studio for a couple of months, but rarely remember to turn it on before I fire up the torch. Today I remembered, and put the newest Putumayo Celtic compilation, Celtic Crossroads, in the CD player. I have a huge passion for contemporary Celtic music, and now I …

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Not Such a Bad Idea

So maybe this challenge is not such a bad idea after all. There’s been some discussion of what and how, rules and conditions, on the Yahoo! group, and Annie the CoMod finally put things in perspective: A project is something we do, but there is no requirement to do anything special. What we will be …

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