Friday, 31 January 2014

31st January......

Well, as a chartered accountant in a general practice, 31st January, being the tax return filing deadline in the UK, is the most stressful day of the year! But I survived it, and all my returns went in on time!
So, I did a metabolic high intensity 30 minute class to destress, and then came home and emptied the kiln!
A stress free hour passed as I cleaned out the bead release from my latest lampies. Really happy with my latest creations.
Light permitting, I'll get photos uploaded this weekend. x

Friday, 24 January 2014

Grow Your Blog

Welcome if you've landed here via the Grow Your Blog event!

I'm Gaynor, a Chartered Accountant by day, and Glass melter by night, well, mainly weekends really!

After being introduced to lampworking back in May 2009, it soon became an addiction, and I now spend as much spare time as I can at the torch, and even dream about glass. I've a long way to go to get where I'd like to be with the art of glass, but I'm enjoying every mile of the way!

Here's an example of the sort of thing I love to make.

I have to thank some of the lovely artists who've given me lessons and helped me improve, in particular Kaz Baildon, Stephanie Gough, Sally Carver, and Claudia Trimbu Pagel. I had one very memorable lesson with Kaz and Steph over in Adelaide, where we were watched over by a pregnant red back spider!

I like to blog, although don't do it nearly often enough. It forms a sort of diary where I can chart my progress and look back and smile!

If you'd like to follow my blog by email, you can do so by signing up on the left at the top of the page.

To celebrate this blog hop, I'd like to offer a little prize of a set of lampwork beads in your choice of colour.Just comment on this post to be in with a chance to win, and I'll announce a winner on February 15th.

Right, I can't wait to get hopping and see what's going on around the blogs today!!!!