At the February meeting of our glass group "Island Fireflies", which was held here at my place, I challenged everyone in our group to make a set of 5 discs for the next meeting. We have started doing these challenges in order to push ourselves a bit outside our comfort zones. The host/hostess gets to pick the challenge. There were a lot of groans when I told them what I had picked - lol. Discs are something I have always had a lot of trouble with, and as you can see in the photo, I still have trouble with a lot of the softer colours. For those of you not familiar with glass, some of the colours melt much quicker than others and those "soft" colours can be difficult to control. Note the set of 3 orange very rustic discs in the middle - lol - I gave up after 3.
I was dissappointed to have to miss the last meeting on April 9th, as my back trouble made it impossible to go. I am goint to try and convince them all to bring the discs to the next meeting. Anyway, I think they are getting back at me for choosing discs, because this months challenge is encased florals - groan. I haven't done encased florals for ages, probably because I always smear the floral. Oh well, practise, practise, practise. Hopefully my back will be better by next week and I will be able to get out to the studio to do some of that practising.
Have a great day!