One thing I really enjoy about having my own art business is the variety of work that fills my days. The projects I am currently working on vary widely and it makes it interesting when I get out to the studio each day to decide what I will work on first. Sometimes there are deadlines to consider, sometimes I load the kiln and then need to wait 12 hours for a firing cycle to finish, and sometimes there is paint or patina that must dry before I move on to the next step of a project. And then there are times when I just get into a groove and work steadily on one project. This week I got into a groove on this window which I am creating for a client whose family is heavily involved with swimming. When I brought glass samples to her home for her to look through, I wasn’t surprised that she was drawn to all the “water glass” (in the photo above, it’s easiest to see this texture on the blue pieces of the border) and the heavily textured blue and green pieces that look like ocean waves. A bit harder to see in this picture is the clear water glass in the center. She also wanted to add some dimension and interest so she chose different textured clears and the deep red which is in the center and corners. The effect is both calming and invigorating; it’s going to look really beautiful in her bathroom window. There’s still a lot more to be done; at this point, I have to wait for someone in my family to get home to help me turn the piece over since it’s only soldered together on the front and requires a gentle touch to maneuver it. So I’ll switch gears; the kiln is almost ready to be unloaded!