|My creations from the glass blowing workshop.|
I have a fascination with the element of fire. Its power can bring devastation and it can also bring beauty. Its strength can be harnessed and beautiful things can be made.
I went glass blowing. Its something that I have always wanted to do. I was a little apprehensive about going only because I was afraid that I would love it so and want to pursue it more. I tend to be a bit fickle and easily wooed away in new directions.
I loved the hot kilns and the globs of molten glass. I loved the blowing and turning and twirling. I loved the idea that while it could be shaped and somewhat controlled - in actuality, it has a total random quality about it too. It was surprisingly malleable, but not. I loved the mystery of what the color would really look like when it was cool.
While I did love many aspects of the glass and found it so interesting, it didn't enamor me in such a way that I would give up my current creative love for it. So, I'm painting on - with fire :)
encaustic on birch 10 x 10