Updated: Oct 16
Edited: Oct 11, 2023
Sorry i am back and slowly reaching back out. It has been extremely hard mentally and logistically living from Woodie to deal and sort situation. Finally going to have time get back to almost regular scheduled programming. Mom i'll make hatch your Kraken in Apr. :)
Edited Sat Sept 23rd, 2023
What’s Kraken fam, giving a shout from a Loves station in OK on way to see my lil bro in desserts before heading to LA check on Dichro, then head North to SF. Like i stated in the Members only thread, 3000 mile drive. 🚌💨
I wanted to take a sec to say i appreciate the comments. Especially from those awaiting glass that i talked to on phone. My return to the torch is needed because it is like my zen, not a job. Job comes in when i try to make as much as i can. Expanding the 🐙Pods as much as i can. Each a time capsule from a different geographical location. That will not change.
What will change is my phone calls from truck stops back to mom. Always subconsciously wanting her approval i am on the right path, regardless if had no idea where i was headed. She was my best friend.,
I wrote a poem on a duplicate postcard about the most recent postcart she didn’t receive from Maine. Since she passed unexpectedly. The sec i heard she not responding to my Uncle, i knew i just missed my chance of ever saying goodbye. My Root Chakra completely thrown off balance. I have understood basic energy centers my whole life but i might need to study on how get my balance my Root, so my compass works properly.
Anyhow it’s inevitable and something we must all come to terms with. Though i thought i’d go before her to make it easier, it’s not the case. I will probably forever use this post for personal thoughts for my biggest supporter. Pay so my website has 100yrs hosting paid so never comes down as long as i'm alive. Leaving it public, because she is the reason i do and will still blow glass. I will take month of April to make a month long Kraken piece using every technique i know. Never be for sale but bring along for meetups. Using as a reason to bring up my mama is was fucking amazing.
I just wanted everyone to know i appreciate them and i’ll be on the torch shortly. Just insane amount of miles to drive in short time.
I’ll post the postcard itself later, but a little poem for her i’ll left below.
Postcard From Maine
"In ink, I pen love to this card,
From Maine, where beauty's regard.
But fate, unkind, has snatched you from my sight,
And now, my words shall never reach your light.
Longed to share this harbor’s ocean breeze,
It’s autumn’s hues, towering trees.
Still, I write, you'll stay in my heart,
Cherished forever, though apart.
No chance for goodbyes, no final embrace,
Just a hole in my heart, an empty space.
This postcard, a symbol of my love,
I send to the heavens, high above.
You'll never see this view,
But I hope it brings peace anew.
Farewell mama, my love forever true,
this postcard carries my thoughts to you."
Mom with my old ass in black n white as a baby. The other pic is a late 80s pic of my Uncle & Ma. She was awesome, like all you moms are!! Much respect. Miss her already.
This morning i got word nobody had heard from my mom, she likes to hide in the Mountains of Tahoe. She had became my closest friend in the last few months outside of just mom duty. We both got closer going through countless calls regarding my uncle battling cancer. For almost the last 8months. My uncle is a trooper.
The story is sad though. I called the Sheriff and they sent a deputy to check on her today. After keeping me waiting all day only to deliver the worst of news. My mom had passed and was sick with pneumonia without telling me. Their investigation is on, but regardless she’s gone. I can give a fuck why as long as she hopefully was able to move on in her sleep. I normally would not share the story except i must explain absence to who might have outstanding orders.
I had just finally got to the point of orders being manageable, so i confirmed some meetup dates. For the most part everything fundamentally is the same i must just do duties that were unexpected.
Over the next 2 weeks i must do stuff on behalf of my mom. My awesome sister will fly to meet me in 2weeks. I will work as i traverse that direction, but will NOT be online. I will be back in a few days. In 2 weeks i’ll be taking a full week off glass to help logistics of her pets and belongings. She would joke, just feed me to the fish in Tahoe Lake. We will ... but i’ll make 3 glass urns for my brother and sister. She was stubborn but would understand .
Thanks for your understanding and patience. I am very exciting about the last of these Kraken orders before moving onto all cool shit i wanna make. Like i said this week i am working enroute to Cali, just NOT online. Then 2 weeks forced time off to do duties outside my control. If you thought your piece was gonna be cool just wait to see what i do for your patience.
This is unforeseen and never good timing period for this situation. I can handle anything and never get depressed, but this is literally the worst i felt ever. So please understand. ❤️
Posting this for everyone to see in a blog. Just in case they feel ignored. I do not have time prioritize messages everyone as implement my packing up to head Cali way. I will notify Alex at Wickedglassstudios and she can take messages for me. I will slowly also let some here and there know as days pass.
Remember to always tell yours closest to you how amazing they are. I appreciate everyone wether you bought a pendant, reposted my glass, wore a teeshirt, bought a 5k piece. This goes for shops and anyone who asked for my glsss in one.
*Sorry for bad grammar, writing quickly and want off my phone.
**Will post a video in News thread with a waitlist description.