You know, a day on Venus lasts 243 Earth days (longer than a Venusian year), but that's just peanuts to number of days in a quarantine month. We're at, what, 7,994 days so far? 7,995? Ah well, who can remember?Anyway, here's how I've been keeping the howling void at bay since I evacuated from NYC and holed up down south--making a giant stained glass jackrabbit. At 24" tall by 18" wide, this is easily the biggest piece I've ever made, as well as my first time working with a patina (the chemical that interacts with the solder to change the color from gunmetal to copper).
Of course, like everything else right now, it didn't go as planned. It was originally going to be freestanding, without the snowflake-looking glass ("gluechip"), but the weight of the head and ear put too much stress on the neck join, even after I reinforced it with steel. But even if it looks completely different from what I had planned, I really like it.I find that doing something with my hands--and shutting off my brain--really helps.
I really appreciated the reminder that although things may not go as planned, they still turn out well.
I think I need to tattoo that on the tops of my hands so I see it before I start sputtering "butbutbut" in emails!