>She does not need opium. She has the gift of reverie. ~Anais Nin
January 2, 2007 § Leave a comment
Ask anyone who melts glass…it is a strong addiction that rapidly becomes an integral part of your life.
I named my little business SweetWater’ Designs as a tribute to my beloved Dad who we lost to cancer in 1995.
Promising us adventure and lots of ‘crunchy’ snow, he packed up his family of 8 and moved us from our home to 2400 acres of pristine land on a remote northern corner of British Columbia, ~a land known for its Prairie, the Boreal Forest the Rocky Mountains and the mighty Peace River, one of the longest river systems in Canada- …no, I never did take to the crunchy snow.
There was an underground stream of crystal clear water that bubbled year round out of the earth and because of that Dad named his ranch, the ‘SweetWater’. (He was an avid Louis L’Amour reader.)
My father was a constant encouragement to his children and I like to imagine that he continues to watch over and take pride in our accomplishments and adventures.
.it is pure magic and unsung music all in the form of a drip of glass frozen forever into a tiny work of art to be worn and treasured~
I’ve begun to add metals to the mix and my little studio is over flowing with solder, glass, hammers and torches..it’s amazing and wonderful and I hope to be melting glass and creating jewelry well into my old lady years. 🙂