Creativity…where does it come from?

Creativity

Creativity is a funny thing. Sometimes it’s there, and sometimes it isn’t. It’s erratic, nonlinear, and unreliable. It defies logic and often endorses the opposite. As an artist, one must jump from the right side of the brain to the left side and back again, all day long. To create something

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Glass Blowing, Childhood & Creativity

Creativity & Childhood

Remember when you were a kid? The world was yours to do anything: a paper grocery bag was a spacesuit helmet, a cardboard box was a fort, a house, or a car; a tree was a castle. Nothing stopped you from reimagining the world into any fantasy adventure. Do you miss

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Creative Process Observation

I was straightening and cleaning up the showroom at the studio today. It is a tedious, but necessary chore with absolutely no glamour to it. The most exciting thing about it is to me is keeping a running estimate of how many granddaddy long leg spiders I have vacuumed

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Giving Birth @ The Hot Shop

Birth of an Idea

I was thinking about life here at the Hot Shop.  You know, glass blowing, teaching others and boldly going where I’ve not gone before.  Just the usual stuff.  Anyway, it reminded me of a line from a Bob Dylan song.  It went like this “Man not busy

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Summer is over

Summer is over

Hmmm. Summer is over. The Olympics are over. The month of routine maintenance in our glass blowing studio is finished. So what’s next? Well, after a couple of days at the beach, it is time to look forward. It is a time to assess our overall success.

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Take a mini-vacation

celebrate life, host events

Celebrate life with us, because there is nothing better than to get together with friends and family to celebrate something special or just the joy of living. Sometimes we get caught up in the merry go round of life, and we forget to take time out to just

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New growth!

New Growth

Ah, Spring! There is new growth – flowers are beginning to bloom, the birds are singing sweetly, and the breeze is blowing. Life is renewing itself as the new green foliage appears. And so are we. I have just completed an intermediate and advanced fusing workshop, and

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