Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Ash Marbles

Recently my Grandma Skip passed. It's been a rough couple of weeks for my Mom, Dad, Aunt and myself. However, recently I noticed my heart doesn't feel as heavy and I don't tear up when I think of her. She's been sick for a long time, so it's not like we didn't know this was coming. However, finally saying good bye is so final. (statement of the year there, jeeze louise)

We have a memorial service coming up and I am hoping that the combination of all those good people in one room and a nice meal will really bring all those warm memories to the surface and send her off in our minds in a good way. Cousin Josh recently texted me and asked about incorporating some of her ashes in glass. The idea made Lexi twitch a bit, but then she headed off with some wood stove ashes in a little container to try it. The idea was interesting to her and she lucked out and had a little lesson with a flame worker who happened to know a bit about adding ash to glass.

He explained that you were actually changing the composition of the marble which made it much more difficult to keep the round shape. The actual carbon in the ash would burn off, but the process seems to make the marble really bubbly.

So, now she's had a study and might actually do the real ashes. We will have to see. I've figured out that I shouldn't push my agenda on a budding glass artist!

Happy Tuesday to you!


  1. WOW What a talent she has. Lexi, “Just amazing!!”

  2. Wow... those are really cool! And a very interesting idea... I wonder what she'll decide... but what a beautiful reminder they would be.


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