Jones Creek Glassworks was my little stained glass supply shop in Newport, Oregon. I loved being there, I care about the people who were my students and customers (many are now my friends). But, it’s time to move on. I have effectively hobbled my website until its demise is official this September. My old blog will soon disappear (pssst: you are reading my new blog – with a few old blog posts you will recognise by the category: Jones Creek Glassworks).
It’s taken me almost a year to let go. I’ve been walking a path to one place while looking at the map for a different place. Seems kinda stupid, looking back at the last year, but it’s normal. Eventually you get there, look around, realize what you’ve been doing and, then, you get it! I did the “ground work” without realizing it. I’m happy.
Art is the importance of it all, and that hasn’t changed.
” . . . endure not yet
A breach, but an expansion
Like gold to ayery thinnesse beate.
John Donne, from “A Valediction: forbidding mourning”
I feel a lot of freedom to explore more avenues of expression that were sort of blocked by my focus on glass. I LOVE glass; but, there are other things. I’ve recently acquired a lathe and other wood working tools. Yes, frames for my stained glass panels are likely, but other ideas are being stirred to the surface. I love making jewelry. So, I’ve reinvented myself at Etsy.com. Lessons learned, I feel ready for success. We’ll see. It’s great to be involved with the Yaquina Arts Gallery as a volunteer and an exhibitor. More people see my work; maybe some of it will sell. We’ll see.
Just catching up, gotta get to work. More later.