Saturday, August 10, 2013

The DMS Wants to Know!

A glasssmith at work at The New York Renaissance Faire
Monday's Riddle gave us the smithy code, and Lizzy's review of Heirs of Prophecy by Michael A. Rothman took us into another world with the Riverton family. Thursday on Top of the Heap, we showed you a day in life of a farrier, and Friday, Dan Gutman stopped by to tell us about his story The Million Dollar Shot. Today, we want to hear from you!

The DMS Wants to Know: 
What is a skilled trade or craft that you find fascinating? 

We told you ours. Now, let's hear yours! 


You can see glasssmiths (or they are also called gaffers- interesting!) glass blowing at The New York Renaissance Faire. It's seriously amazing. 

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    1. My neighbor is a mason and it is amazing work! ~L

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  2. Crocheting. I find it fascinating. I hope to one day learn to do it but until then I will just gape at other people's creations. :)

    ~Akoss

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    1. Akoss- Crocheting is beautiful! I hope you get to learn the craft soon. :) ~L

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  3. Quilters...they amaze me all of the time!

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    1. Patty- Quilters are definitely crafty and they have a lot of patience! :) ~L

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  4. Carpentry, glass blowing... Wish I could do them myself, but will just be impressed by those who can and stick to the word business. It's probably safer for everyone :-)

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    1. F.T. Bradley- Glass blowing has fascinated me for ages. So beautiful and amazing. It was great hearing from you. :) ~L

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  5. Auto mechanics. I wish I knew how to fix a car.

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    1. Medeia- Knowing how to fix a car would be very helpful! :) ~L

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  6. Uhm.. Well. I don't know, to be honest :) There isn't really anything that I would like to do myself (A) Though I do enjoy looking at people who make/blow(?) glass? :)

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    1. Carina- Watching glass being blown is so cool! :) ~L

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  7. Working with glass. Your picture is so cool. I went to the Waterford Crystal plant while in Ireland and seeing them blow the crystal into vases and other assorted pieces like it was silly putty was the coolest thing. Working with something so delicate and so HOT is amazing.

    Paul R. Hewlett

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    1. Paul- How fun that you went to the Waterford Crystal plant and watched glass being blown. That sounds SO awesome! :) ~L

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  8. I find any skill I know I could never master fascinating. I cannot sculpt at all and I marvel at what can be produced out of marble and stone. I also agree with the other comments that glass blowing is absolutely fascinating. Besides the plant here in Waterford the other glass producing place I really enjoyed visiting was the Venetian Glass Factory in Italy (in Venice of course!) - I love their over the top coloured and decorated glass.

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    1. Sharon- I agree that it is always impressive to see people creating something that I do not know how to do! So many amazing skills out there. :) ~L

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  9. Sewing! I wish I could use a sewing machine, but the things kind of scare me :)

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    1. Meradeth- It would be awesome to use a sewing machine. My grandma uses one all the time! :) ~L

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  10. Writing had a sacred quality for the ancient Egyptians.
    I would like to truly understand the
    Hieroglyphs and the true in's and out's of their language.

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    1. Terence- Now that would be fascinating. I had a social studies teacher who studied hieroglyphs and she showed us some amazing pictures and some of the history. Digging deeper into them would be awesome! ~L

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  11. I would love to go to this faire.... looks amazing. Glass making always amazes me.

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    1. tfwalsh- Glass making is so cool! :) ~L

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  12. I love the craft of glass blowing. It seems such an interesting thing.

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    1. Nas- I agree! It must feel so amazing to make something blown from glass! :) ~L

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  13. I really wish I was a good chef/baker. It's so fascinating to watch people cook.

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    1. Shooting Stars Mag- I wish I was a better cook/chef/baker too! I love to eat freshly made food. ~L

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  14. When my sisters and I were very young, my father made a table out of wood for us, and he painted circus elephants standing on balls on it. I am very much in awe of carpentry.

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    1. Claudine- Carpentry is fascinating. So many things are made from wood and there are so many different possibilities. How wonderful that your dad made you and your sister that special table. :) ~L

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  15. Well, I would like to be a smith, actor, author ;), inventor, professional cook, tailor, etc.

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    1. Erik- I love your dreams! You can be any of them or all of them. :) ~L

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  16. I favor hand-blown glass. I cannot believe the designs they can make.

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    1. Donna- The designs amaze me too! :) ~L

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