To Do The Impossible

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26 years ago i was standing at the door of the neon room at my father in laws sign business, inside the room was an ex employee of my father in law that had quit some 15 or 20 years earlier to go setup his own shop , and by the way was doing very good , his son is now managing the business,but at that time he was doing my father in law a favor because he was making the neon that needed to be made, the glass bender that used to be there quit to pursue his own dream of establishing his own sign business , that by the way is doing very well also. In the 40 years that my father in law had been in business he had seen how glass bender after glass bender as soon as they managed to dominate the glass they left to find a better salary in a bigger sign company, or to open their own neon shop , so that is why he insisted that i learned to bend glass , his thinking was that i wouldn’t go anywhere because i was part of the family, but that was not my main concern, what i was worried about more than anything was that i wasn’t going to be able to learn , it looked very difficult and impossible.
So i stood at the door of the neon room watching this guy bend the glass , and he asked me “Well are you or aren’t you going to learn to do the neon?”

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Glass Bending In The Heat of the Summer

Glass Bending In The Heat of the Summer

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To Follow A Dream

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How Long Did You Say The LEDs Would Last

How Long Did You Say The LEDs Would Last

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Pink red Tubes

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Bombarding

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Whether You Think You Can Or Think You Can’t, You’re Right.

One of the pleasures of life is learning new things , but a true extraordinary pleasure is doing something that you thought you could not do and doing it , it not only a pleasure it’s a surprise , and then you look back and you can’t believe you thought you couldn’t do it. That’sContinue Reading

Neon Art

Neon Art

Creativity can be also expressed with neon . With neon Art you make the rules ,there is no written path to follow it’s what you come up with , it’s what you create. You can proudly say you created an original piece of Art that goes against the world of mass production where everything looksContinue Reading