🙂 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.
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.