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And now, a quick visit to the studio. Sure, I make beads out there. But sometimes I get distracted by something other than glass, like the silver pipe cleaners the other night. Yesterday it was a worn out set of dollar store watercolors and a stack of biz card sized watercolor paper. Going with what I remembered from my cousin Mitzi, who is the Queen of Watercolor, as far as I'm concerned, I soaked my scraps of paper, swirled some water into the paints, and started playing. Gravity, paper towels, and a small pink hair drier played their parts in the process, and a little while later, I had three tiny paintings resting on my torch table in a pile of clear glass.
Are they any good? Well, no, of course not. That's not the point. The point is they were fun to make, like the pipe cleaner tiaras. It's easy to forget that creative play is important, not only in stretching an artist's vision of her work, but in everyone's daily challenge to make life interesting. We're supposed to have fun. We're supposed to create. We're supposed to play and explore and do things we don't think we know how to do. It's all part of the process of creating our lives. I hope you have some fun today. Ready? Set? Go!