Time has been just flying by lately. I'm still finding it hard to convince myself I need to spend some time in the studio, but I have done a bit of torching the last few days. Just a bit, mind you, because my mind keeps wandering outside.
Yesterday, I sat down at the torch and drew a blank. Seriously, I just couldn't find the way to start. So I wandered over to Plurk and commented on my state of mind. Rod, from Blockhead Radio said "Sometimes the easiest way over a wall is around it". So I went out and mowed and you know I love being outside. When I came back in, I pulled out the fat glass and made the first imploded flower cab that I've made for quite some time(maybe a year). I could sit and tell you everything that is not quite right, but...I've chosen to say I enjoyed making it and in the end that is why I keep doing it.
If you ever get the chance you should check out Inside Handmade on Blockhead Radio: John Jacobs and Tony Ford from Artfire shares Industry Trends, Behind the Scenes, and One Thing every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. eastern time.
I'm not saying that you should follow every single bit of advice that they offer, but it's quite interesting to get that glimpse into the hows, whys and wheres of Artfire.
And just because...