Behind the Name......GlassMigrations

Thursday, December 24, 2009 at 6:50 PM

When it came time to provide a title to represent my lampwork bead website, I wanted it to be more then just another title.  Afterall, this title would be my website's initial introduction, representing my passion of creating lampwork art and where my imagination comes to life.   With that in mind, I also had another interest that was just as important to me as making beads.  I wanted to incorporate both of my interests in my title.

I am an animal lover at heart and four years ago, when I first saw the Lady Gouldian finch, I couldn't believe the vivid and bright colors this little bird displayed.  I have always been drawn to colorful things and this little finch had the most beautiful colors.  I also learned this type of finch has different color combinations based on its genetic makeup.   That meant more beautiful colors and I instantly became a huge fan of the Lady Gouldian.   I immediately began to research the Lady Gouldian, and soon after, I also became the owner of my own Lady Gouldian finches.

With my birds and glass in mind, deciding on the website title "GlassMigrations", actually did not take very long.  Scientifically, molecules of glass must move, or migrate, from one location to another when melted to produce a bead.   And of course, we all know most birds relocate, or migrate, during the cold seasons to a warmer climate.  I felt the word "migration" within my title name would capture both aspects of my birds and glass.  A simple idea, but it works for me.

The things children talk you into..........

Monday, December 21, 2009 at 12:56 PM

Last night I was moving pictures off my old computer onto my laptop. I ran across a picture that was so incredibly cute, in the ugliest kind of way. This was one of our baby turkens that hatched last spring. For those who do not know what a turken is.....A turken is a chicken with a naked neck like that of a turkey. Some say it is the result of crossbreeding a turkey and a chicken, but from what I've read, there are no turkey genetics involved. They may not be the prettiest things to look at, but they do make a great conversation piece. I never thought in a million years I would ever own a chicken, or a turken at that. The things your children talk you into..................