Thursday, February 3, 2011

Crafting On Thursday- A Snow Day with Herbie Hancock (b): The Herbie Hancock Trio




The other day I blogged about listening to Herbie Hancock while spending time in my studio. I wish I could say that I entered my studio planning to not make a mosaic, but that was my plan. I wish I could say that I planned to get 30 pieces of my doodling with glass design pattern out of the Youghiogheny glass scraps sitting on my sitting board and that I would plan to get 15 warm and 15 cool color pieces. And that I would plan to make three pieces 7-3 on the warm side, 7-3 on the cool side, and a 50/50 blend. But I didn't, it all stumbled into being as I listened to Herbie Hancock.

As Village Life played I glued what ended up being 30 pieces of paper onto the glass and began to grind out the pieces, which I finished grinding as I listened to Maiden Voyage. As Maiden Voyage closed out I realized the warm to cool possibilities and divided the glass into three sets of ten.

I grabbed the warm blend as Gershwin's World started and began to foil. I played with the pieces and soldered as the CD played on and created the piece that greeted you up above.

The sun was down, dinner gone, a snow day coming to an end, when I grabbed the cool 10 and put The Imagine Project on the stereo... again I foiled, played, and soldered:


I went to bed and awoke to a day of teaching. I entered my classroom, got a pot of tea brewing and listened to River: the joni letters (blogged about here). I threw the CD in my bag at the end of the day and the next morning, with no snow to shovel and no school to teach I entered my studio and listened to Herbie Hancock's amazing tribute to Joni Mitchell:




Oh, yes! The Herbie Hancock Trio:


4 comments:

  1. When it turns out this beautifully, why wish it could have gone another way? Sounds like a perfect day, and the glass is wonderful.

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  2. Hallelujah.

    I'm not sure what to rave about. First, the whole post, and your snow day. Yes.

    Joni is my favorite, and you've got her here with a new love: jazz. I am in a process of education about jazz, and Herbie Hancock is just amazing. I will listen to all these pieces this morning. I love, love how the music led you into your own space of creativity. One artist inspiring another. Joni inspiring Herbie. There is so much in this. Thank you.

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  3. Di--- just wishing I could plan out such an event so that it doesn't have to always come up from behind and scare me ;')

    Ruth--- thanks for the rave!

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