I remember the very first time I saw someone blowing glass.
It was the winter of 2010, and I was only 2 weeks away from marrying the woman of my dreams… And I still had yet to find my wedding ring. For about 90 days we would go to jewelry stores, look at jewelry websites and I literally didn’t even like ONE of them.
So my then fiancé said,
“You know what…. There is a winter art festival in Laguna Beach that we should check out. Maybe they’ll have something that you’ll like.”
I was so tired of this process by this point. And I was starting to feel the stress because my wedding was literally weeks away.
We got to the festival and within about 10 minutes, found our artist.
She had a ring that I tried on and loved, but through our conversation, we decided that she would do a commission for us. She knew the deadline and immediately ALL of my fears and anxiety was lifted.
This artist became my hero.
Well, after we paid her a deposit, my wife and I started to walk around the festival. There was a glass cage that glass blowers would work in.
Well as soon as I saw that, I didn’t want to leave. I watched 3 different pieces get created and I was HOOKED.