Every year I'm just amazed at how many events, activities and other commitments pile up toward the end of the school year. Even things that have nothing to do with school or education seem to all come to a head from May through mid June.
Hardly leaves time to make stuff, much less blog about making stuff!!
Actually, the making stuff also piles up because somehow, I don't get a good teacher gift idea until May or so. Actually I collect ideas throughout the year, but somehow never get around to getting started on them and then, sometime in May, I think of something new and urgent to try to crank out.
This year, of course, we're excited about glass, and the kiln has been firing at least one batch per day for the past couple weeks.
Ellie's main teacher, Ms. Davis, has been wonderful this year. We had some school drama in the fall and ended up leaving a private school for our neighborhood public school, and it has turned out to be a wonderful experience for both Ellie and her parents. (And hey, it must have all been kismet because without freeing up that money we were spending on tuition, I don't think we'd have been able to invest in a kiln and creating our home glass studio!)
We plan to give Ms. Davis one of the "warm squares" projects that Scott initiated and Ellie helped create.
And Ellie chose the glass and colors for this channel plate that I made, which she wants to give to her art teacher:
|Aventurine Blue glass with red stringer in an abstract pattern. I love the way the aventurine glasses sparkle like they have glitter in them, and Ellie loves them too. :)|
|Pretty, aren't they?|