I have not made anything new and creative for the last couple of weeks.
When that happens, I make spacers with a goal to make many spacers all the same size. I make several of them at the same time on a single mandrel. Not only that, but I keep increasing how many beads I make at the same time. Right now, I can make 6 beads reliably. For larger spacers, I can make 8 – I guess that is because there is more glass to keep the heat.
It is actually kind of therapeutic, because I really don’t have to think about anything except the dance to keep each bead evenly heated. And, decisions, decisions – what color to use next.
Then when I just don’t feel like lighting the torch – I put pictures of all these spacers into the same image. Now that’s creative isn’t it? Or is it creative avoidance?