Nature in all her glory
I attempted to dry out the shed yesterday, it was pissing down at the time so I was on a hiding to nothing but still I had to try if I wanted to make beads any time soon. It was my first time out there in maybe 5 weeks and to be honest it was a bit shocking... Everything was wet, lots of my lovely expensive tools are starting to rust and I haven't had the nerve to turn on the oxygen generator yet! There is fungus growing in the corners, next door's vine has finally forced its way through underneath the ceiling and there are LOTS of chrysalis and spider webs that I am positive were not there in December. As an example natures glory it is magnificent, as a hub of glassy creativity, not so much! I was feeling a bit despondent because there is a serious weather proofing problem that I simply can't afford to fix now or in the foreseeable future but then I found these
and I cleaned them up
Then I remembered that even though it is dark, dank and home to a whole host of crawly things, it's my studio... once the torch is lit and I have a rod of glass in my hand I will be transported back to that magical place and nothing else will matter for a while, I just need to remember to wear my galoshes.