This week's class felt a little tough to me. We worked in glass, and I just couldn't seem to get the designing part of my mind on board with the material. Maybe it's because Tony is a glassblower, and I was thinking of things in terms of being able to hand make them, or maybe I'm just getting a little worn out from working so hard. Either way, these aren't my favorite items, but I'm still proud of them.
One of Lilla's best tips is to create products that we would like to buy. When she says it like that, it feels so simple. I thought about that a lot when working this week, and I think it really helped. For instance, I've always liked plain dark glass lampshades, but they just don't feel "me" enough to buy one. So I added stars. Well, it was a step up, but still not quite my style, so I made them into constellations (which you can see at the top of the post). It was a fun way for a project to evolve; just keep thinking about what would make you have to have it when you saw it at the store.
Once again, my fellow students were hugely helpful as I worked on my designs, so I made a little motivational hand-lettering. Go, MATSies, go!