I’ve been busy! I mean really really busy! I went back to work 4 years ago and then decided to get my Master’s Degree in Library Science while also pursuing my taekwondo black belt and shepherding my little group of cub scouts. Needless to say, my schedule has not allowed time for lampworking…my love!
It’s summer now and I finally have gotten past some blocks that have also dampened my spirit in the creative field and it’s like riding a bike, but one with training wheels. I feel like I have lost my chops. Things that were so easy 4 years ago are hard….remembering different techniques is somewhat slow going, but it is going. The kiln has been fired up several days in a row. Even though tonight was a failure in my eyes because I’m used to making beads to make money, not necessarily for the joy of it, I took some joy from my failure and am working to get over my idea that everything I make needs to be sell able. We don’t have to depend on my lampworking for the extra income, so now I have the chance to push myself more creatively and I think that is just what I need!