Saturday, August 22, 2009

branching out or at least that's the plan

Saturday we went on a family adventure to the Glass Art Supply store in Vancouver.

We'd been talking about going there for months now. I've been playing with a few ideas in the back of my mind and thought there was no time like waiting a good four months to go out and get the supplies for a new project.

In my defense, the Peanut keeps us pretty busy most of the time, and up until a little while ago she needed needed needed a nap in the middle of the day. Don't get me wrong, she still needs the nap most days but it's a little easier to miss it now that she's a little older.

I used some birthday money to get myself a soldering iron, flux and solder for some new projects and I couldn't be more excited. I'm in a bit of a productive stage right now and I'm hoping that I keep up the momentum. So what am I working on? Well, something new for PeanutButterPie, but I think I'd like to keep that under my hat until I'm ready to unveil them.

I have to say that we had a fabulous experience with the staff in the store. I took a Summer Series course in Stained Glass over 10 years ago so I had some idea of what I needed and what the process for my projects would be, but I wanted some advice. The sales lady walked us through everything, gave us options, suggestions and extra information. All of it was useful and pleasant.

When I worked at the Art Supply company their focus was on customer service and I often find other stores don't share the same attitude. Happily this was not the case. The place also offers classes in stained glass as well as for glass slumping and fusing. seeing the facilities got a few more bees in my bonnet...

Are you thinking of branching out with your creative processes? have some new things on the go? let me know, I'd love to hear about them.


Connie Walsh said...

Is there still a toxic component to window making? I thought at one time it had actual lead in it and they said if you were preggo or planning to become preggo then it wasn't a good idea. I would love to do it but that warning kinda scared me...

TMCPhoto said...

Hi Connie,

I emailed you a reply to your question but thought it would be a good idea to also post here too. There is a toxic component to stained glass and working on it while pregnant or nursing is not a good idea. As with a lot of fine art practices you need to use common sense over safety and health. If you aren't pregnant or nursing I'd say give it a try, it's challenging, fn and very rewarding, there's nothing like putting your finished work up to the light and seeing the colours come to life.

ShallowGal said...

I love art supply stores, could spend all day in them. However, I do not have an artistic bone in my body.

xo, SG

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