Man the struggle of having a chronic back injury in Wisconsin's winter's is really getting me this year. All I want to do is spend time in my studio yet my back keeps cutting my days shorter and shorter recently. I need to get some samples made for @blueongreenfield (I haven't forgot please bare with me) and refill my production cases and I'm struggling to stay behind the torch. The best way to slow down the degeneration of my back is to stay as active as possible while following my restrictions. Im glad I've been able to keep up with my daily walks and I'm getting up earlier like an adult. lol I really don't like to whine about my health because it does nothing but further a bad mood plus it could be much worse. However its really bothering my lately it was devastating/embarrassing/emasculating to me when I was told I'd never be able to work again. So Im very glad/proud I'm working when I can and doing better than most doctors thought I would be. However as much as I know I shouldn't let it get me down every once in awhile it's hard to look past. The fact that I didn't even work 4 hours yesterday and my back was out so bad my mom had to come over to cook my dinner for me just makes me feel useless. Oh well rant over lol. Sorry for the poor me post but I just needed to get it out of my head. I hope everyone has a great day! Time to go for my walk and hope my back holds up longer in the studio today! Thanks for looking 🤓 #glassbytrevor#forevergratefulglassworks#appletonglass#appletonmade#wisconsinglass#wisconsinmade#midwestglass#glassforsale#glassofig#livelifetothefullest#smile#behappy#nevergiveup#dowhatmakesyouhappy#docoolshit#painisinevitablesufferingisoptional
BattleBug #3 "The Fractal-Pod"
The Fractal-Pod gains its name from its appearance. Covered in a dozen multi colored shields used for its defense against predators and competitors, it has the ability to infinitely regenerate these shields throughout its life. Living most commonly on the floor of the rainforest as a decomposer, breaking down dead plants and animals turning them into soil nutrients. In any given forest there can be upwards of 20,000 species of Arthropods so its no surprise the Fractal-Pod helped shape the rainforests we depend on today. It also has the ability to change colors to aid in camouflaging itself from predators, attracting a mate, or to intimidate competitors. The color changing ability comes from a refractionary layer of skin covering the Fractal-Pods entire body. It also possesses two sets of eyes, a primary set that forms images and a secondary set that identifies peripheral movement and aids in night vision. The Fractal-Pod is one of countless species of Arthropods that played a part in shaping the world we see today, thats why this one is holding a small seed of humanity to be planted in the nutrient rich soil it so diligently tends to.
Owned by @captin_jwork 📷📷📷 by @borophotographer
Well I think yesterday was my last work day of 2017 so here's my best 9 of 2017. What a year of extremes! For me personally a pretty good year. I learned a ton about glass thanks to the @levicarterglass class, and some awesome people (@db_parker_fine_art, @marsglassworks, and @coltglassstudio to name a few) who always let me pick their brains. While I had a few run ins with my health it was probably my best year health wise since all this B.S. started 9+ years ago. However on a national level 2017 was a mess with the uprising of hate from all corners and a president who'd rather the country be split by our differences (sex, age, race, beliefs, wealth, etc.) Instead of embracing what ties us all together. It was also when a lot of disgusting men have finally been outed for the horrible people they are. It's time for those of us that would rather celebrate how much we have in common over or differences. Who would rather spread kindness and understanding to stand up for what's right in the world. I'm excited to see what 2018 has for me and I hope you all follow the journey. Thank you for all the support and have an amazing New Year! Thanks for looking! 🤓 #glassbytrevor#forevergratefulglassworks#appletonglass#appletonmade#wisconsinglass#wisconsinmade#midwestglass#best9#2017best9#420#stoner#smokeweedeveryday#glassforsale#glassofig#livelifetothefullest#smile#behappy#nevergiveup#dowhatmakesyouhappy#docoolshit#painisinevitablesufferingisoptional