|Some of my favorite sea glass treasures|
Glass has always fascinated me. I understand that it’s a liquid, a very slow moving one, and windows that are hundreds of years old are marginally thicker now at the bottom.
It’s an ancient manufacturing art and has been highly useful for the human race. And I recently read an article saying that in some areas there’s been a return to milk delivery in glass bottles, as a way to reduce plastic use and lighten the burden on the environment.
|As you can see from the black paws, the cat was also interested in my rainbow of glass - you can see his incredibly long whiskers in the picture|
This slowly moving liquid is not only highly useful, it’s also beautiful. I love collecting glass on the beach and have even been lucky enough to find a few bottle stoppers and odd bits. Sea glass is harder and harder to find, since they’ve rightly stopped dumping garbage in the ocean.
|I understand that vaporized silver is sometimes used to create an interesting effect|
Ironically, of course, the glass I love on the beach really is yesterday’s trash. Glass is probably the only humanus trashicus (as I called it as a kid) that becomes beautiful through time and the movement of water.
|This marble (owned by fellow writer, Julianna Morris, whose first Harlequin Heartwarming|
will be released in July 2020) was made to include a jelly fish
From dichroic glass to milk bottles to vases to marbles, the workers in glass are doing amazing things.
A while back I attended my third marble show, so I thought I’d post a few pictures of some new marbles (I also shared some in a previous blog post).
The cat was interested in them as well, so I had to watch to make sure they didn’t hit the ground. I’ve considered taking classes in making marbles, but I’ve resisted so far, since it would take more time away from the computer.
FINALLY, A FAMILY (May 2019)
Harlequin (Paperback): www.harlequin.com/shop/books/finally-a-family.html
Harlequin (eBook): https://www.harlequin.com/shop/books/finally-a-family.html
Amazon (Kindle): https://smile.amazon.com/Finally-Family-Emerald-City-Stories-ebook
Amazon (Paperback): https://smile.amazon.com/Finally-Family-Emerald-City-Stories
|He'd have rolled it off if I'd given him the chance|