They say, "the bigger they are, the harder they fall."
Well, this guy is only 1 1/8" tall.
He is crooked. He is funny. He is a wee bit mesmerizing. . . and that's not all.
He's also yet another reason why I admire anyone who can sculpt on a small scale! I love big, and I love bold, but sometimes I wonder if it's just a crutch I use at the torch. Could be, because this little Buddha had me twisting my mouth, squirming in my seat, and trying to hold my head just right, all in hopes I could finish him without him growing into one of my usual ginormous creations.
Oh, most definitely, if you or someone you know works this small in glass, YOU HAVE MY ADMIRATION! It takes a great deal of patience (counts me out, right there) and skill (glass is the one place where I feel like I have some of that). One without the other will get you a bunch of teenytiny blobs of colorful glass.
It was good for me to do it, though! Taught me a few things (or maybe I should say reminded me of things I knew a long time ago but had conveniently forgotten?). Challenged me. Thanks to Amber (oh, yeah, you want to click! It's her home page, with links to all her shops and galleries!) for the idea!