Archive | November 2011

Lighten Up

There are times in our lives when we run into people who take everything that happens very seriously.  They make themselves and everyone else miserable by not being able to laugh at themselves, or just realise that sometimes things just do not go the way you want them too.  It is not a national disaster if there is a tea-cup left on the table. No one was hurt or died and it takes 5 seconds to put it in the sink, so lighten up already. If these little things send them over the edge what happens when there really is something to be concerned about? Sadly, I know what happens, they become frozen with overwhelming emotions and are unable to find a solution for their problem, because they can not think clearly.  I know, I’m ranting, and I do not usually use this space for that, but I’m hoping now that I’ve got it off my chest I can get some real work done in the studio.

God Bless

Julia

Just Wait

I wish I had more patience but frankly I don’t.  In the end things generally work out the way they should, at least if I can manage to keep from messing it up in the mean time.  I was never good at waiting, I get anxious and then I start ruminating, and that is when it usually falls apart.  I think it’s a lack of faith.  I seem to be under the impression that God should be working by my time schedule, kind of self-absorbed wouldn’t you say? To Everything there is a time and a season under heaven. I should get that tattooed to my forehead, maybe then it would sink into my brain.

God Bless

Julia

The Eagle Has Landed

Well the eagle stained glass window is finished and in the window at the cathedral.  I have to admit this was a long one, over eighty pieces.  The first window was only eight pieces, which brought grumbling from some people.  There will always be those who will find something to complain about, mostly because of their own issues.  I use to take it personally, and sometimes I still find myself questioning whether there criticism is correct, but if I did not take a look at what they say I would risk becoming self-absorbed.  I think I will take these next few days to play with my kiln… yeah!

God Bless

Julia

Almost Done

I have been working on a window that has over eighty pieces to it and it feels like it is dragging on a little. Now that I can see the window as a whole I feel more satisfied, but I do feel the need to whip off some quick little thing, sort of stained glass instant gratification. Better than eating an entire bag of Oreos I guess. I’ll post a photo of it when I’m done.
God Bless
Julia

Do I need a seperate studio

So I have been thinking about moving into a space that is separate from my home for my studio. It may help me to think of it more as business where I have to make money and find jobs, if I have to leave the house.  I’m trying to negotiate a trade-off with someone since my income seems to arrive in fits and starts.  I want it in walking distance though so I do not need the car, of a bus. Well we’ll see how it goes.

God Bless

Julia