#1. Corkchop calls to tell me that the guy that runs the Belmont Arts Center just walked buy him. IE> Joe, the shop tech and resident artist at the shop I rent on Wed. nights. Strange. The only thing that would have made this even stranger is if they had been in front of the "It's a small world after all" ride.
#2. CorkChop then walked into a new area and low and behold it is glass blowing. Strange...perhaps. Trifecta of Glassblowing in now in play.
#3. See picture above at Disney. That is the exact same equipment that we use at the Belmont Arts Center. Cleaner, painted, but the same stuff. Trifecta of strange glassblowing moments complete.
Now that I have all the strange and wierd glassblowing happenings out of the way I want to share something with you guys that happend last night. My glassblowing partner who I like to call Kim Possible, Super Kim, or El Kimbolina made a huge progress step last night. Going on better than five years we have been meeitng every wed. night to not only blow glass but vent, bitch, smile, share, tell tall tails, and for lack of a better word support each other in our "other world" outside of glass. She is by far one of the most wonderful people I have ever meet. That is way it is so much fun to share this with you guys.
Kim came smilling into the shop last night with a goal. A goal that was outside of her comfort level. A goal that honestly I was kind of surprise that she set. It was not your typical Kim project. As it got closer to doing it I saw the "wiggle" as I like to call it. She started to doubt herself and had the added pressure of the person that needed the piece to be sitting right there in the shop. Now lets be fair because what she wanted to do she had never done. It was bigger, heavier, and harder than anything she has ever done. Wiggle wiggle. She needs it on Monday if I mess it up we can't get anouther made...Wiggle wiggle. Will you do it I know you can do it....Wiggle Wiggle. I did not let her off the hook and I consider that my job. Five years now and I should now what she can and can't do. I knew for a fact that she could pull this off if she would just calm down and give it a go. She has the skills she just needs someone not to let her back down. I knew she could do it and I wanted her to crush the wiggle.
Let me just say that she knocked it out of the park. First try. BANG! Big, heavy, clean and nice floppy bowl about the size of anything I have ever made. Nice Lapis blue and copper blue that is going to look awesome. Kim if you are reading this you made a HUGE step last night..HUGE! This is your progression point piece of glass that has pushed you to the next stage. I am proud of you and your wiggle needs to find a new home now.