Day 237~366

The process of glass blowing is long , hot, and arduous and would take far too long to write about here, but I can heartily recommend visiting a glass blowing factory and seeing it in action if you ever get the chance. Glass colouring and colour marking may be obtained by the addition of colouring ions,by precipitation of nanometer sized colloides (so-called striking glasses such as “gold ruby”or red “selenium ruby”), by colored inclusions (as in milk glass and smoked glass), by light scattering (as in phase separated glass), 5) by dichroic coatings (see dichroic glass), or 6) by colored…

Day 116~366

Sun turns blue and gold but winter air still lingers, strange times we live in. A Wardley Haiku 😀 Today it has snowed, and hailed, and been sunny, and very very windy and cold.  In my conservatory the sun illuminated my glass art work, while it hailed outside on the front garden. Strange times.  

Day 75~366

A few years ago one of my hobbies was mosaics.  This was one of my early attempts, it’s a bit rustic and bonkers colours, in fact a bit rubbishy really, but I was chuffed with it at the time and gave it to Shelley to hang on her bathroom wall. Since she got her own home I’ve commandeered the bathroom so I can fit all of my girl stuff in it and not have to share it with bloke stuff 😀 and the mirror is still there.  It’s grown on me but I can’t say I blame her for leaving…

Balls

Weekend nearly over now, after a busy but disappointing week at work, car trouble, cancellations, only a couple of sales, sigh. Was glad to get to Friday night! Had a lovely weekend though doing not much at all  :).  Had a play with my glass Crystal Balls and camera, took me a fair while to figure out the lighting and how to shoot them without reflections and refractions so a good exercise.

17/365

I was going to entitle this ‘through a glass darkly’, but I thought that sounded a bit pretentious seeing as I was just farting about being arty with a glass. In truth it was a brill day for photo’s travelling around the NE seeing trees and fields ladened with snow, spider webs on gates encrusted with frost, and I took my camera with me, but no way did I have time to stop and take any of the pictures I saw. This evening I went to an art exhibition as my Toglateering pal Mike had his photo’s on display, and…