Something about this I like – maybe because it is “oddly shaped and sized”, sort of like me!
“Playing with glass” has opened so many doors for me – that I never expected – it has encouraged me to try new things, participate in an art show, meet other artists, try selling in my own community – broadened my perspective of who I am and what I can do.
Lately I have been making custom gifts for some very special people. I found some letters I can fuse on to the glass, so I made a piece for my genrous co-worker, who also fuses glass, with her name … I made a piece for a very cool young friend turning 9 – with a name you don’t find in the tourist shops (Ev, short for Evangeline) … and initials of a 10-year old girl with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, plus a necklace & earring set to be auctioned off at a fundraiser for her.
Don’t get me wrong – I love making a sale, so I can buy more glass – learn more, play more, and give more – those sales enable me to do glass for good causes too – it’s more than just making money, it’s making opportunities to do good in my own community.
by Kerry Ellen