For me the holidays are also the time of year when i do a few local art shows around here. It's a great excuse to get me back in the glass studio ( and i can make a few xmas presents). This year Zach also decided to take a beginning class so he can assist me with all the glass blowing. So far we have been working in the evenings after work, blowing as many glass ornaments, pumpkins & flowers as we can. It's been pretty exhausting, especially since there is so much going on right now for the holidays.
Last night we decided to make some vases. It been over a year since i have made any... and we had one of those nights, where just nothing seemed to go right. I think out of the 5 vases i was trying to make, only one of them made it. I get to see it when i pick it up tonight, but it was so frustrating to have pieces falling on the floor, losing the shape & not working for other reasons....Probably a combination of coming from a busy weekend, and then working all day. (i saved the broken vases, so hopefully i can get some nice necklaces out of it).
When i got home i decided it was time to actually enjoy all the ornaments we have made before our art show next weekend. (they have been just sitting in a box all warpped up) This is the first time i have had them all up in any place i've lived. They look so dramatic & colorful all together, kinda fun against the green wall too. At least i can still make ornaments, hopefully i'll have better luck on some new vases this weekend.