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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Happy Thursday!

For those who work for the weekend, you must be so glad to know that your week is just about over! Yay!

I have a different philosophy about the days, no matter when they are. Probably because I'm closer to "this side" of 60 than "that side" of 50, I see each day as a gift. I suppose the way I live my life is quite like that now. There are gifts all around me and they are free! In truth, waking up to enjoy another day is a gift. I try to make each 24 hour day count as often as I can even if I nap through it. It's all for a reason, which is normally to get myself healthier, or more fully awake to take care of the fam and have fun at the crafts table.

Speaking of having fun ... I am again working on the glass-on-glass mosaic. The summer cold has subsided a bit, thank goodness and life is getting back to normal.

Yesterday I was working on listings on Etsy and have been diligently studying tags, tweaking descriptions, moving photos around, changing some prices (some items were increased), adding free shipping to other things and so on. Suddenly, mid-afternoon, I pushed myself away from the computer and grabbed my nippers and the stained glass and went to it.

One hour of work - finished the breast plate and added the hand
Right now when I look at it, I only see a glob of glass and can't see the details I'm adding. I'm hoping after it's completed it will look close to what I imagined it would be. But even if it doesn't, I'm okay with that too. The most important thing is that I'm working with glass again and happy! (Plus, I can breath through my nose ... it's been a month since I've been able to do that!!!)

Another hour of work - added detail lines in glass under the hand, across chest and down the side
I'm fairly sure once I'm doing the glass on the background, I will see it all more clearly. Detail work is always hard to see until it's finished. It's challenging. Exactly what I wanted!

The newest item in my shop is a pair of wooden taper candle holders in a star shape that now has some mosaic magic. I really think these are cool.

Mosaic Star Candle Holders
Each day when I feel the muse with me, I spend a little less time on the listings and more time on the mosaic. All that means is that it will take a little longer to do it all, but I know I have plenty of time to accomplish it. That's the Zen thinking that arrives when I mosaic. Awesome.

Enjoy the weekend, enjoy the day.

Stay peaceful,
Cindy, Earth Mother Mosaics