You are not the Dragon Warrior. Yet, you may someday be.
Heehee, sorry, too much Kung Fu Panda talk around this house. Oriental art, even Disney-fied Pixar versions, just makes my muse rub her hands together and squeal with glee. You know what that means for the glass, right? That means Ang will be stuck on chasing those elusive off mandrel dragons. Since I was so excited about the first one, going to see the movie later that day just intensified the fascination.
Oh, and I included more pics of this Second (Imperfect) Dragon for you, even though I'm not sure how much you can see. Clear glass is so mesmerizing in person, but it sure isn't happy with the way I take its picture!
Yep, I called it the Second Imperfect Dragon. Wanna know what I messed up this time? I stuck his fat head back in the flame too quickly and caused a massive crack in his left jaw. Clear glass is so confusing when you're looking at it in the flame. I kept melting that crack, and I thought I couldn't see it any more. Eh-eh, still there and even bigger when I took this baby out of the kiln. Drat.
Kilns. That's another story. I have an Aim 84BD kiln which is a wonderful firebrick kiln but has a teeny tiny bead door which wouldn't let my dragon come inside no matter how I twisted and maneuvered it. I got so involved in that, I forgot to fire polish the spot where I broke off the punty. Anyway, I ended up putting on gloves and lifting the top of the kiln aside to gingerly lower the dragon to the bottom of his sauna.
P.S. I really gotta say another "Thank You" to you guys. . . It's a real boost to know someone is listening to my glass blabbering. I always miss someone when I try to list people, so please forgive me if you're the one I forget this time (and I'll be smacking my forehead on the way into town later when I remember who I left out this time!). Ellen, Mari, Lea, Jeannette, Carol,Mike, Sheila, P~, Jenny, Teresa, Aunt Carol, Soupie, Bubby, Ginger, Melissa, all of ya, I hope today is one of those days you drop by here because I hope you see this and know how much I appreciate ya!