Where the cup gets emptied
So there is space to refill it tomorrow
Bloomington Creative Glass Center Grand Opening and Pumpkin Preview October 2018.
A lifetime of insatiable curiosity leads me on a winding path of discovery and trials. Discovering that art can be a medium for success, community, and fulfillment is surprising and delightful; making the challenges worth it.
Hot glass found me and pulled me in to a team of people interested in working hard to build something amazing. On a micro-level we take a molten liquid and turn it into something useful or beautiful or weird or all of these. Working together in teams and on our own projects, we build a culture that appreciates careful attention to the things we use every day. Working with such a complex and challenging medium I learn things about myself and grow in unexpected ways.
Action Photo by Rebecca Caldwell
What isn't there to be inspired by? The stories of people fascinate me. How you make your decisions. What brings you joy. Do you like clean lines or lumpy, organic shapes? Both? I recharge sitting with the right friends outside by water or fire, or snuggled cozily with my cat, Orca. I dive in and retreat. I put things in order and I let them fall apart. I plan and strategize and overthink. And then I change everything and choose something that just showed up. But I wouldn't have known it was the right choice without all the planning. The path is the destination. Whatever is in the way is the way...until it isn't. Structure provides freedom. Sometimes passion doesn't look like I expect and inspiration usually looks like something that just worked out that way and I decided I liked it.
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