Adventures in Glass

Have your ever gone in circles about something until you are paralyzed? Well that’s me right now! It feels like I’ve made NO progress at all getting my blog going. Truthfully I can say that about my Glass skills too!! I’m totally distracted by my not moving forward with this blog. Ive always found it impossible to be creative when I just don’t GET IT!! Even as a Speech Therapist I couldn’t bring creativity into a session unless I knew how the treatment worked technically. Once I was comfortable with that my therapy was so much richer. And new ideas came to me from everywhere.

I may not get a picture attached to this message but I can offer you a small insight. If you are a Facebook user, there are several groups just for fused glass art. I belong to 4 groups (I think) and they keep me going and re-focused on the challenges of creating with glass and the hope of a beautiful ending. The group members talk about their mistakes and ask for help. Others post a new creation and the excitement of a beautiful fused glass piece. I usually start my day reading the posts and searching for Pins so I don’t totally forget why I’m trying to “Get it”

I welcome your insights, however I haven’t figured out yet how to make that easy for you!

Creativity thru Glass

I didn’t find fused glass in the beginning. I was looking for a fun hobby to try since I had just retired and wanted to add a little color to my life! I happened to see a groupon for stained glass and decided to try it. I worked on a simple piece. I liked the piece and loved the glass❤️ So I chose a second piece to try-more difficult but I was ready! Not only was the pattern more difficult, so was the glass I chose! Grind. Grind. Grind! I thought I would never get the pieces to fit! Finally it was ready to foil. I took it home to foil. Tripped as I went in thru the door! Broke every single piece! THAT WAS MY LAST STAINED GLASS PROJECT! I still have all the broken pieces in a bag to remind me of the experience!

Adventures in Glass

My Blog-Adventures in Fused Glass

Hi, thanks for joining me! I am a “Newbie” to the world of fused glass. I have always been fascinated with glass. As a child I collected what I could afford; in more recent years I’ve collected depression glass and some modern pieces. I love the rich colors and it’s many possibilities of shape and form. So I have been super excited to have been introduced to fused glass as a hobby with infinite potential. My plan for this blog is to share my journey, it’s ups and downs, and some of the rich resources I’ve discovered along the way! I hope you stay with me on this journey.

You may have noticed this post is without embellishment! No pictures, no paragraphs and maybe no #tags!! My tech skills are even less developed than my glass fusing skills! Actually my fusing skills are way ahead!

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