UPDATE 5/26/20: Video of David Patchen’s art glass creation process added at bottom.
First, unrelated rant…
To hell with this tired old “COVID-19 crisis” being “lovingly” browbeaten into everyone, for months now. We should all get our lives back to normal and never again allow any self-proclaimed power elites to mess so horribly with our lives, as they’ve enjoyed for far too long now…one day would have been too long. To hell with these public “health” social engineers! My life is mine, not theirs to do with as they please.
I’ve strongly suspected this Virus calamity was politically motivated psychological warfare from the beginning. I’ve never listened to their incessant propaganda; only listen to aware people who refuse this “new normal” and would never kneel before Gates-Fauci and company in abject obedience. Up off your knees, the rest of you!
Protect and quarantine the ill and immune compromised, like always. No more of this “everyone shelter in place until we have a vaccine” and “let all the ‘non-essential’ businesses and the economy die” insanity. Vaccines are risky, deadly to some, so lets have a harmless, placebo vaccine to go along with the virtual disease, eh? But only for those who want the jab. And all businesses are essential to those who’ve worked hard to build them and succeed and live well and independently (except for any who abuse animals, that is).
That brings me back to things I love…
Since childhood I’ve had a thing about art glass, although back then I thought of the pieces simply as pretty, smooth, soothing little objects. Something about glass is magical to me. It’s made from sand, but look at its gleaming transparency. So simply beautiful! My favorites were the tiny, brightly colored blown glass animal figures. Go figure. I was born an animal lover, although it took decades of learning to finally live according to those principles.
Anyhow, those richly colored, clear or translucent tiny animals set me up for a lifelong love for all things artistic made of glass. Well, not everything in art glass, of course, but only those I find extra pretty. Below in random order are twenty of those from the web…Murano features heavily here; probably some prejudice on my part due to being half Italian. But the Muranos are just so stunning. Enjoy!
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