Tolkien, artist

A Sunny Fall Day

I don't want to go to work today. I'm involved in trying to wrap up my "Feast" story which finally got legs and started running well. I also have my nose glued to my NookColor reading "The Enchantment of Flesh and Spirit: The First Book of the Wraeththu Chronicles" which I am absolutely devouring.

Yesterday I got to spend some time with a really interesting artist. We've been helping him by designing and making some equipment for his installation at Harvard University. He'll be flying out to Boston on Monday to begin the work. It features slumped glass suspended independently from the ceiling and the difficulties of getting each piece suspended kept us occupied. It sounds like a great installation, I wish I was closer to be able to look at it. I'm still chasing some supplies down for him, I'll be talking with him on Monday when I've managed to source the last items.

It's customers like this that make running this business worthwhile for us. The challenges from out of the field, the brilliance in some of our customers, we feed off that and it makes all of us enjoy what we are doing. The more creativity that walks through our doors, the better. I hope you have a creative weekend so that the world gets fed with a bit more joy.
  • Current Location: Wishing I was sleeping
  • Current Mood: optimistic optimistic
  • Current Music: Ralph Vaughan Williams - Charterhouse Suite
I must read the Wraeththu series when I can afford it; I am sure I would love it.
I think you would enjoy it very much. The first volume for my Nook was only $5, very affordable. Others will be a bit more, but still not bad.

- Erulisse (one L)
Thank you, I definitely hope to have a creative weekend after a month of work-craziness.
Just ask Pippin for a bit of help. I'm sure that will work out best for both of you - LOL.

- Erulisse (one L)
Slumped glass is glass that has been melted to form into a particular shape. This is usually accomplished in a kiln, but can also sometimes be done with a torch selectively applied. It can be quite kewl. The artist has sworn that he will get pics to me. We put a lot of work into designing tools and appliances that will allow this installation to be successful, so I hope he follows through with it.

- Erulisse (one L)