Sue’s Word a Week challenge this week is “Create”. Here’s a couple of people in the process of creating crystal. The first is of one of the craftsmen from the Waterford Crystal factory in Waterford, Ireland. These artists memorize all the different patterns that they etch into the blown crystal and it takes years to work up to being a master craftsman.
This man is blowing glass to make crystal. Nova Scotia Crystal (sadly, it’s closed now) employed glass blowers and craftspeople from Waterford.
On a different note, my partner creates these wonderful cartoons for my birthday each year, usually focussing on one of our travels from the previous 12 months. This commemorates a misguided GPS that led us into a very tight situation.