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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Fish and Water Scenes... Something New to Show You

I don't think I'm alone when I dream about warm sunny beaches this time of year.  Even living in Atlanta, it gets a little too cold.  

When I take time for "playing", which means going somewhere different in glass, oftentimes the beads I make directly show what's been swirling in my head.    

For those who have been following me a long time, you'll know I spent my early years near the ocean.  It is what calls me and where I tend to be very happy.   Give me the sound and view of waves and surf, the distinctive scent, a few boats, even seagulls calling and plenty of sunshine.  It's one of my happy places.

So it's not a surprise that a fish with a water scene is my latest bead. When I painted watercolors, we had "happy accidents", where you were surprised but pleased with how something turned out.  This is one of those.  I thought I was using a different glass, but this one had silver in it and reacted differently than I expected.  Now to see if I can replicate and have it do what I wish on purpose.  Cross your fingers for me.  I think this is one of the directions I'd like to explore.  See you soon!