Saturday, July 7, 2012

The jolt of transitions ~ storms, realism, and work





I was standing in the kitchen with visions of a simple dinner (tomato, kidney beans, basil, oil, vinegar) as tree branches flew into my yard. Cold air was pushing under the 100 degree air that had inspired the bean salad. Changes can jolt not only the atmosphere but us as well.

This break I have created five sun catchers that had no set design. Listen to jazz, cut pieces, solder into a pleasing shape. Add light...





And then I designed a mosaic to honor a cool pug, named Jazz of course. Now the pieces need to be exact. There is no random choosing of colors. It has been a bit of a jolt, but two things have helped. A piece of grey glass that has a myriad of shades and the enthusiasm of the client. The jazz pieces were done with the hope that someone out there would find it worthy of their house. This piece is fueled by the woman who loves Jazz.

And then there is this. On Monday my longest break from teaching in years is coming to an end. I am not quite ready for that transition. A storm may gather when the alarm goes off, but it is a good thing that I enjoy teaching.

What has jolted you?

6 comments:

  1. jolt...
    my last jolt was when the alarm (that i did not set) in the hotel in idaho went off at 4:30 am. and kept on going even after i unplugged it, and finally stopped after i took out the battery. cj slept through it.

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    1. Nance ~ I have experienced that and can't imagine not waking up ... I hope you are home and enjoying your own alarm clock

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  2. Many jolts these past 2 1/2 years. Learning to work with them so I see how they illuminate the journey. ~Linda

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    1. Linda~ jolts do make the journey like a wild roller coaster ride than a stroll

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  3. Love your jazz pieces. Looking forward to the pug piece.

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    1. Barbara ~ as soon as I get up, I will be glueing down the 32 pieces that creates the pug's face. Then I consider the background color

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