Posted 8 years ago
When I arrived home today I was just chuffed to have received two vases in the post...one of them, this huge Tango yellow vase was the reason I came to CW. Via invitation of its owner, a most knowledgeable gentleman. It's a stupid story and I didn't cover myself in glory but it has meant I have experienced and developed a keen network of professional glass Masters, who I respect and treat with manners and the courtesy they deserve. The other is a magnificent huge pink gorgeous ruffle vase with iridescent hi-lights and tones of pink, yellow blue and white...just adorable..RESPECT!
You see, you don't get given respect just because you want to have it or demand it or shout abuse from the church rafters to try to obtain it.. You get respect by treating people with respect. It's a flow on thing. Speaking with so many Masters in relation to glass topics has been fascinating and having the chance to "co-operate" in an educational journey has been wonderful. Being given the chance to see great collections and beautiful items has inspired me to continue my own unique area of research. I am truly blessed! Oh and of recent a huge fraud case has fallen in to my lap...It's got everything, James Bond esq. almost...international heist/fraud written all over it....
I have certain ideas that I want to progress. I've spoken publicly about my experience knowing the Weiss family here in Australia, they were family friends of my families and the children went to the same girls grammar school in South Yarra, Melbourne as my sister and I.
My father was in Government and Mr Weiss, well he was a maker of things. Even the house he built near ours looked like a Swiss chalet... Mrs Weiss was a homely woman who gave chocolates when we visited and biscuits and treats from a country far flung from our shores. The family were driven out of Czechoslovakia by the Nazi regime but for the senior members tortured and slain because they refused to give the secrets of their commercial glass manufacture. I knew as a child that the family had come from great success and wealth but only recently found the court documents pertaining to their court case during my research for another Case Law. Reading first hand what they went through has inspired me to see what else I can find out re Weiss glass. If any one wants a copy of the court record you may email me email@example.com
I also want to pursue my Australian theories. Currently Adelaide is coming up time and time again with a greater proportional Czech and German glass ratio for several reasons. If I can locate the importer details and maybe locate lists then it might be a chance to contribute to the worldwide research around makers, designs, decors and attributions.
And finally, I am unwell. As I've alluded to. I have commenced an enormous fight by participating in a new drug trial with a combination of Fulvestrant and a newer drug as conventional medicines have ceased working.. As part of the terms of my trial I am unable to discuss publicly my outcomes on this project however I and my wonderful family live this journey in hope....
Concluding today will be my last post on CW as a contributor of my collection. In a way sad as I have four more rooms of porcelain and glass I wanted to share. But with recent events and a rather distasteful element of posters who thrive on misery rather than Mastery I am walking with my feet as they say. I have removed all my photos and posts except for this and my first one.
I've met some outstanding global citizens in here. Gary firstly introduced me and then David L, Alfredo, Fran/Karen, Penny, Marty, Karen, David P, Charlie and Leah, Sean, Kev and Kev, agh, Mike, Ian, Jags and Kerry, , to list just a few. I or my husband have been in contact with you about my situation as you have for the first time many of you contacted me this weekend and I feel that my time might be now better spent with the people who need me and care the most. I will still watch and maybe LOVE because Liking is just plain bad manners....
And that is the note I am leaving you on. Surely you were taught manners. Surely these should be the basis for living a happy and enjoyable life? But also if the manners are to be thrown out the window, stand up for those that matter. Please.