Friday, April 17, 2015

It's all about the view

Or the viewpoint.

Sometimes this is a struggle to remember.  It's so easy to get caught up in what everyone else wants or expects.  Or demands.

A view out the back window.
I have a pretty extensive collection of these "witches" balls.  Maybe 40 or so.  They used to hang in the back window.  Until carpenter ants played us a visit and we had to replace the window.

This collection of glass always inspires me.  It's the colors, yes.  And the sparkle.  But also the magic of how glass is made.  Heat and sand and fire and magic.

Can you tell I'd love to learn to blow glass?

I think it's time to dig these balls out of their box in the garage.  

I miss having them hanging as a reminder to slow down and enjoy the beauty.


  1. I will meet you at the Corning Museum of Glass and you can blow glass while I take a glass bead course :-)
    My daughter had this book, Elena's Serenade, as a child and read it every was about a young girl who wanted to be a glass blower, but it was considered man work so she dressed as a boy, ran away, learned the craft and made glasswork that everyone loved :-)

  2. Sounds like a great book! And yes, to Corning! I spent a few days by the Finger Lakes a few years ago. Stunning glass all over the area.