What an unproductive week! Ugh. I think a lack of focus has been my primary problem this week – trying to settle back in after travelling for Thanksgiving, my husband left on a business trip Wednesday, and I feel as if I’m fighting off a bug of some sort with a modicum of success, but still fighting. I really want to work on Poppies and Willow, but have run into a design problem with the flower petals that I can’t seem to surmount. Since I often come up with solutions when I stop thinking about them, I decided that what I needed was to start on something else. Of course I could have started on the snow scene I drew up a couple of months ago, but that would have been the easy way. So not my style. So I pulled out a large piece of broken mirror and decided to do a piece that would leave small sections of the mirror uncovered, with brightly colored transparent glass and beads on the rest. But I wasn’t happy with that either, because I decided that it was too big to use as a tool for working out a problem on another piece. Oy.
So I didn’t want to give up idea of transparent glass on mirror, so I pulled out an 8” square mirror designed to place a candle on. Because I had a fair bit of transparent smalti left over from the Dream of the Dragonfly, I decided to go with that instead of stained glass. AND………….. then I ran out of green. Can you hear the sound of defeat? Something between a groan and a sigh? I quit. I’m going to go read a book.
So here’s a blurry photo (including glue smudges on the left). I’d retake the photo, but I had to remove a battery from the camera to put in the wireless mouse to finish this, and it’s just too much to ask to…..oh never mind. Oh, and I broke the “c” key off my keyboard while working on this post. Yeah, Gnarly Head cabernet, here I come!