WOW --- I quickly glanced at the comments, and we are all learning new things! Life is just so cool!
OK -- this is not to make you jealous, but I have the BEST job in the world. Keep in mind that I have several jobs, and I LOVE all of them. Who else can say that? I met someone yesterday who says the same thing. He used to work in health care, and now he's an artist and LOVES every minute of his day. He probably doesn't make the same amount of money, but health and happiness trump money any day!
Let's put it this way -- if you are in the crafty business, you're more likely working with like-minded people, and it's easier to have conversations as they "get it." You can be crazy, and they get that as well. There is much creativity involved in what I do, and we get all kinds of toys to play with. I was going to say adult toys, but that might not be the most appropriate way of phrasing it!
And I hear some new stuff is coming down the pipelines, but if I breathe a word of it -- off with her head! And your heads as well. So those are best kept as secrets for the moment.
I zipped along the 407 in perfect time --- why can't all highways be that uncongested. There is a price for that freedom, however. The car got unloaded with stuff, and we started the day with a meeting. Yep -- there are meetings, and there are meetings. The meetings are not such a big deal if you're with like-minded people.
But it was the afternoon that was a riot. In light of team building, we went on an adventure to Leslieville, a district of Toronto. I'm unfamiliar with all these areas, as I'm suburban.
It was cool to see the CN Tower from the opposite side that I had been on the previous day. And a little bit closer as well.
|The CN Tower|
So we headed off to Verbeek Glass Studio in Leslieville.
|Verbeek Glass Studio|
The owner, Layne, is amazing! He is very personable and happy as a clam in his "new" job. There is a gift shop if you don't want to make anything yourself, and despite my rule of not buying knick-knack stuff, I purchased two items which you'll see when I get home. None of us had ever done this before. OH -- what were we doing? Glass fusing. We were shocked at how easy the entire process was.
All you need are three tools and some glass!
|Tools to cut Glass|
|My fused glass piece|
|Step One of our glass bowls|
|A rubber duck "obsession"|
|More rubber ducks|
|Walking down Queen Street|
|The Distillery District|
|Locks of love|
|The LOVE sign with all the locks|