Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sailing Ships and Sealing Wax

I found some more glass supplies in a box, one of the things inside is a jar of something called "Tacky Wax." It's used for attaching copper foiled stained glass projects that are 3-D to their support so you can solder them in shape.

Things like round lampshades and circular candleholders.

I must have sailing and navigation on my mind, I created these two nautical themed focals.

With the compass rose design in the center.

I wanted them to look very authentic like they came off a shipwreck somewhere.

One square, one round.

Little compass roses.


This is the first weekend (since long, long before the packing and relocation project started!) that I've had a weekend without working on something.

Since in Saint Louis I was working a regular 9-to-5 day job, I only had evenings and all day Saturday and Sunday to be in the studio, to be creative.

Last week, I worked in the studio at least 9-to-5 every day.

It's been very nice to relax a bit today, take a day just for myself.
The church bells on the Methodist Church next door are ringing.

There are lots of sounds that I'm learning in my new home.
The sounds of the train whistles, as they pass through town.
The sound of the cicadas in the trees, buzzing their hot weather song.
The sound of tree frogs, croaking in rythmn.

It's a big change for me, from the big city to a small town.
I'm adjusting, and loving the changes.

Now I'm going to sit on the front porch with a cup of coffee and a bowl of cereal and enjoy the cool morning air.

Tomorrow, I'll go back to the studio and keep creating.


Fanciful Expressions said...

You sound perfectly content. Our move from Illinois was from a city to a small town in Kentucky. It's wonderful isn't it? Yay,for small towns!

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LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Thanks, friends. I love old-looking nautical stuff. I used to have a sailboat years ago on the north Texas lakes - maybe I need to get a canoe or kayak for the Red River!