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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Neck Constellations- What's Your Sign?

I don't know about you, but it seems like many glass artists I know have small white scars from the burn marks that they have received from popping hot glass while working.

Many of mine have landed on my once tender neck. I think that if I connected the dots, I might find something interesting.

I have named this occurrence, "Neck Constellations".

With Summer sun tans, they become more prominent. I have decided that instead of ignoring them, that perhaps we might celebrate them instead.

So for your easy identification, I've provided a chart of some of the constellations. I'm thinking mine might be closest to Perseus, but I'll need to do a little more studying first.

For a while, I was getting glass sniper fire quite regularly. But one day, I had one of those "Aha Moments". My spitting glass was bouncing off of my torch mounted marver directly onto my neck. "Duh, change the angle of it, oh blonde one!" And to proves that the blonde hair is not exactly natural anymore, I actually remembered and did it. And better yet, it worked.

My second photo is showing how the scars can be artfully camoflaged by wearing lampwork jewelry. This was a secret santa gift by my friend Susan Logue and the heart was made by Deronda O'Neil. May I suggest that we encourage everyone we know to wear lampwork jewelry whether scarred or not.

So I guess it's time for you to go look in a mirror and reach inside for your inner Nostradamus and let me know if you can identify your personal constellation.