Do you ever feel like there's just too much going on in your life and you need a break? I want to bury my head in the sand for just one whole day - no interruptions.
I think I'd better leave it at that today!
A date has been set! May 9th actual construction will begin on the lampworking studio. The ventilation system is a one piece unit and will require one hole to be cut in the wall. The torch mount will be super easy and removable in case I want to travel with my torch. The biggest concern will be the gas hookup. I am using a propane/oxygen mixture. The propane will be stored outside and a pipe needs to be run through the wall in order to pass the hose through. The oxygen will be housed inside.
A very large glass order has been placed and is on the way, along with a fire extinguisher and a work lamp. I will shop this week for odds and ends like a power strip, welding gloves, etc.
At this point things are coming together faster than I dared hope. I'm going to have to start getting up earlier so I can work while the day is still cool.
I can't thank enough my father and mother, and my husband for everything from building the ventilation and glass storage to helping fund the project: my mother-in-law for the idea of taking a class at the Toledo Museum of Art and buying that class for a birthday gift, and my teacher (and friend) Robin Schultes for helping me build a solid foundation in the craft and encouraging me to find my creativity again.
I'm excited! Can't you tell?
Do what you love, love what you do.