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“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” -Calvin Coolidge
until we meet again, this is James ...
Once again I'm up early. I slept very well last night as I have every night since coming here. I have a fantastic roommate who also wakes early. I have enjoyed getting to know her. She will be back next year to work on her kiln glass.
I come down to the cafeteria to work on my blog and Sandy from Collage is already here. She is waiting for the airport shuttle to take her to Bradley Airport to fly home to ...
Once again I'm up early and head down to the metal working studio. During the night it occured to me that I needed bronze earrings to go with the bronze jewelry I've been making. So at 6am I am making bronze earrings - most of my jewelry has been done with bronze wire as the color goes well with the beads I have made. Around 7am I am joined by Diane who had some ideas during the night as well.
After breakfast, everyone is in the ...
... and work to be done. But I will miss my new friends when we leave.
I'm told that Friday night is the best part of the week. Everyone from the various classes get to show off their work and the cafeteria/rec room becomes an art gallery. After dinner there is to be an auction of instructor pieces and pieces donated by the students. It sounds like a wonderful way to end a fantastic week.
Today is the first day of metal working - the part we do to put the beads together. Our instructor is Joy Raskin. Most of us start the day by cleaning up the rest of the glass beads, then we proceed to the metal studio.
Joy starts us of by demonstrating basic metal wire bending after telling us the difference between the various grades of wire. She introduces us to making rings first. Then ...