Sunday, November 2, 2008

Looking for a Bright Note

Well, my kiln needs a 'transplant'. While trying to trouble shoot the controller, it started smoking. Not a good sign when it comes to circuit boards. So, I removed it and will send it to the manufacturer for replacement. And I still don't know what the actual cause of the problem was. As my husband says, we'll see what happens when the new circuit board comes back and we install it. If it's still malfunctioning after that, we'll try to find an authorized repair service in the area. For now, my kilnwork has come to a halt and I am very disappointed.

Looking for the bright note in my day, I was able to solder the Peace Angel. I wasn't sure I could put a lead border around her, but after looking at her tonight, I think I can, so that will be my next step. I did get to see the light shine through the glass this afternoon and she's beautiful.

Things happen for a reason. I just don't know what that is right now in terms of the kiln malfunction. But I'll go forward with my stained glass pursuits and wire wrapping glass cabochons for now.

At the end of this week, I will be heading up to Denver for a three day glass with Patty Gray. D & L Stained Glass is having her come to teach her techniques for fused bowls. That's another bright spot for me.

Happy creating everyone.


Karen said...

I'm not sure what else to say besides that she's gorgeous! Can we see the final version as she'll be hung?

Kathleen, a Glass Artist said...

I will definitely take a photo of her hanging up here, before she takes up residence at her new home.

The good news is, the father of the baby she goes to is a photographer. He took a very nice photo of the other angel I did for their first child, so I imagine he will provide another one to me of this angel. I'll be sure and post them.

I really love these angel patterns; wish I had come up with them on my own, but I enjoy doing the reproductions.

Annette said...

your peace angel is just beautiful - very nice work.

Kathleen, a Glass Artist said...

Thanks Annette! I'm glad you like her.