I have begun exploring another medium, called Glass Fusion. It is the art of combining random pieces of colored glass which will then be fused together in a high-temperature kiln to become a functional, decorative piece. This, too, appears rather limiting; but as I play with the possibilities I am finding that one is really only bound by the preconceived ideas of what those parameters are. The sky is beginning to seem like the only limit. When one isn't afraid to imagine more, then more becomes possible.
"I can't do this because . . ."
"I'll never become . . ." what?
"I haven't the talent to . . ."
Hogwash. Where are these restrictions coming from? Most likely from our own fear, hesitation, lack of vison and imagination.
My friends at Mor-Art in Lincoln City are so helpful and encouraging. They have convinced me that anything is possible and willingly offer suggestions on how to make my ideas and visions become a reality.
Where paper may seem too weak and two-dimensional, and glass may seem too rigid and unmaleable--incredible things can be created, stretching the limits of the expected. And that is very gratifying.