MYSCAL , an unusual name with a significant meaning
My Second Chance at Life. And it truly is.
Just one day before 9/11/01, I experienced an unexpected, massive stroke. At the age of 47 I realized life was way too short to be a workaholic, as I had been in my professional life in nursing. I worked hard to recover, but my stroke affected my emotional perceptions and I realized I had lost all feelings of joy. I decided it was time to change my focus and explore the interests I’d been putting off for “later”.
My goal was to find a passion and learn skills that would return joy to my life!
As a young person, I always enjoyed tinkering with items, especially jewelry, by creating new items and altering pieces. Anything left around the house was a possible target of my re-creating. Family beware!
In 2004 I took a fused glass class with my sister and totally fell in love with glass. It’s a wonderful medium and there are very few limitations to your creative ideas. I’ve been working primarily with glass for about 6 years now.
Over the last 2 years, I have focused on using recycled or repurposed glass for my creations. People bring me their used wine and beer bottles and I reanimate them into usable items. My favorite new item is creating interesting plates, platters, dishes, and coasters from used glass shelves. This “float glass” has a beautiful soft green hue that I enhance with texture and shape. Using recycled glass is unusual, interesting, and just the right thing to do in this era!
This was my hobby, that morphed into an obsession, that became a business. This led to the name MYSCAL.
My Second Chance At Life. Its all about living differently and finding Joy.
My goal is to create items for people that will
bring beauty, joy and a little fun into their lives.
I love a challenge and can do custom work if you have an idea you want to see in glass. Email me and we can discuss your ideas and possibilities.
I hope my work brings you as much joy as I get from creating it.