Saturday, March 08, 2008

Drawer Pulls

We created glass "flower" drawer pulls for the Moore-Kennedy kitchen. They make for a lovely presentation.

The Tower of Glass

Looking up at the Chihuly installation at the OKCMOA. We begin our classes with a tour of the Chihuly exhibit. It is really great fun and there is always something new to see at the museum.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Morning Zen

I have begun to read a book suggested by a friend. As some of know I am not a reader. I read a lot on the Internet. I peruse information but for sitting down and reading a book it is a rare thing. That is one reason I like the Tao so much. Manageable pieces of wisdom. Almost poetry. I like Wikipedia. Readable. Short and easy but much information. And so it is a surprise to me to really read.
The book is "Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life". It is about right now. At 40. Radical changes in life and living and the Self occurred and events put into motion and worlds turned a axis. And this happens to everyone. Not unique. How to handle and deal with it. How to approach a new life without. How to process through that who we are and and where we are going and to be the best Andy I can be. Authentic self. True self. true nature and seeking a higher nature. Learning how not to capsize on the sea. Learning how to drop the rocks. Learning how to polish the armor.
The knowing and the not knowing. The searching. The guideposts. Being ready. Being capable. Being open. Being willing to and taking the action necessary.

Movie Quote Friday

This is for the big prize. A lovely blue vase.
Character and Movie.

"Do you have any Raffi?"

*hint - He asks the question to Jack Black.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Morning Zen

Do no harm. Focus on the positive and act out of goodness. Driving by this morning a gathering of like minded people. Waking early to come together for a common purpose. To grow. To flourish. To alter the path of the self to that of the Divine. Seeing reminders along the way as to stand up and do better.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Morning Zen

Principles. Guiding forces. Not even signposts along the route but large obelisks reminding us of who we are and what it is we believe. Read briefly that flexibility is a fixed principle, funny that flexibility can be fixed. It is it's nature to not be fixed. Important none the less to have flexibilbity and the ability to adapt and change and "go with the flow". Difficult to allow the unfolding of life to occur without constraint and manipluation to guide anticipated outcomes in a manner of our choosing instead of a manner directed by the divine. Open to the flow instead of building dams and digging ditches and building up sandbags that may get dropped on our heads like a distorted version of roger rabbit.


Gnat's Contest

Fellow glass blower and connoisseur of pizza is holding a new contest - Guess the number of nuggets in the bowl for a prize. I am wondering how big that cat is. Go to his blog (http://new2glass.blogspot.com), make your guess in the comments, tell him I sent you.

I can't figure why nobody has figured out what that star is on the wall for yet.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

CD Cover Meme

From the Ice Chick...
The CD Cover Meme:

1. quotationspage.com/random.php3The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.

2. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first article title on the page is the name of your band.

3. flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

Morning Zen

The past couple of mornings on the drive into the city the little birds fly. They burst out of the trees and the brush and the grass and fly. They fill the sky above the truck and look like leaves blowing in a strong wind, not coming to ground. It is really very beautiful, these birds. I am not sure what is their species, or what sound they make, or to where they go, or why 6:50 is the magical time they awaken and fly.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Tacoma

Not covered under extended warrenty. A 150 Doller nut

Morning Zen

The coming to know the self. The who we are and why we are and how we are. What actions we take predicated on knowledge at the time. Instinctual reactions to situations. Growing and changing as we learn more of the world and the impressions made upon us.
Tree rings show the growth. Rain, drought, wind, nature reflect in that ring. Does man have a growth ring? Do we have a count, reckoning of our lives as trees?

Sunday, March 02, 2008