Glass Move From Cold

🙂  In the midst of organizing my glass workshop, I gather the beautiful sheets closer to me.  It’s too cold in the garage for their delicate nature — they are hard & brittle so they don’t break nicely along my score line.

Thus a change in plans — I am moving the glass inside the house for cutting.  I really don’t mind because now I see it more often.  And then, I can understand each sheet better — see interesting areas to focus on for individual pieces to come.

I couldn’t resist the lovely blue beauty above.  I got it on my latest trip to Glass-Smith simply because I liked it.  I’d actually gone to pick up this light blue [right] for the cabinet doors on the entertainment centre.  This will go well with the blue walls — reminds me of the ocean’s flowing waves & the sunlight trying to reach its dark depth.

Since I’m preparing to cut my headboard panels, I know I’ll be starting with the sky.  I’ve brought my other blues & this irridescent white & clear [left] also in the house.

But now it’s starting to add up to a few sheets of glass — with a couple smaller pieces thrown in to complicate matters.

In the house, I don’t have a nice holder for these sheets like out in the garage.  Temporarily, with cardboard in between, they’re leaning against the hardly-used front door beside my desk — definitely not the prettiest of solutions.

I’m afraid the dogs will bang or knock them if I don’t hide them away a little bit.  But where?  This seems the best for now.

I’ll start cutting on the kitchen wood table, then switch to my wood drafting table when the sheets are smaller — this higher table is easier on my back.  Glass chips are a factor of life when cutting glass — I’ll have to be sure to keep them off the floor.  Since I have dogs & a cat, I definitely don’t want any chips in their paws!

Once cut, it will be easier to store the remaining pieces —  I have a few cardboard boxes & plastic organizers to help with this — inside or out.  Then I can bring in the other colours I’m itching to be near — like the gorgeous red with yellow streaks [left] & the yellow with white & a touch of green [right].  There’s also a large square piece of translucent orange to come in — these warmer colours form the dawn design in my panels.

I feel very appreciative that I have these beautiful sheets of glass to work with.  They are definitely worth the expense.


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