Were you good at art class? I wasn't. In fact, I was told I didn't have perspective. That my work lacked inspiration. Teachers can really murder creativity. Just those word were enough to stop me from trying art. In fact, until a few years ago, I never took another art class again. oh I dabbled in all the crafts, crochet, knitting, quilting, card making, I have a whole room full of crafts to prove it. But when I picked up my first rod of glass I felt like my creativity came alive. Now I love what I do so much that taking classes is like a treat a window into a way to do what I love. Do they show perspective or are they inspired? Maybe, I'll leave that to the critics. That's not why I make them. I make little scenes with molten glass so that I can share a little bit of what I love with others who like the same things. A beach, a flower, a beautiful bird resting in a tree, these are all small pieces of our world that I appreciate and want to share. I feel like my voice is still a work in progress, some of the scenes I want to share stretch beyond my current skill level, but I still enjoy sharing my art with others. Star gazing and going to the beach are two of my favorite things. The Big Dipper was the first constellation I learned to recognized and it holds a special place in my star gazing heart. So this little bead is a part of me that I want to share with the world. This is how I sketch the beauty I see around me. So, I give you my latest sketch, The beach with the Big Dipper in glass and fine silver.