Parker County Today September 2017 - Page 35

for the novice to develop rudimentary skills and the ability to produce a decent or acceptable piece of glasswork. Peck has a day job, as a barista at Northside Remedy/Coffee and Cocktails, a sister business to Antebellum Ale House, located just off the Weatherford Square. But there are dreams … specific ones. “My goal, within glassblowing, is to make it a full-time job, have my own business. And, either I create chandeliers and fixtures for homes and businesses, or I create sculpture for different museums. I do eventually want to have a piece of my work in a couple of museums within the United States. I want to be well-known for my art.” That’s the thrust of it, but not the all. Peck’s sharp enough to see the gaping hole in her plan — retirement. She won’t always be limber and 25. “Yeah. I think about retirement, and, how am I going to retire on my artwork?” she said. “So I guess my big major goal is to become a professor at Texas A&M Corpus Christi and start the glassblowing studio and department. That is my utmost goal. Then I can have retirement and inspire people just like I was inspired.” The young gaffer says her folks’ fears over her taking an artist’s path are somewhat allayed by her level-headedness on the job security offered by a teaching gig. “But you can’t be a professor without learning all about it and traveling and learning how to be an artist,” she inserted. “Because, how are you supposed to teach the business part of it, selling your own work, you know. So it’s a long road.” And she knows there will be bumps along the way, but hopefully no ruts. Backing the Blue Susan Thornton | 817.929.9015 | | Trees and a circular drive greet you to this Immaculate home with perfectly thought out 1- story floor plan in desired McDavid Springs and Aledo ISD! 4 bed, 3 full bath with a generous bonus room for anything your family needs! Large kitchen open to living space with beautiful stone work touches. Plenty of storage. Large mudroom and laundry leads into the master closet. Beautiful hardwood and tile floors. Built-in wood wall unit complimenting the living area along with vaulted ceilings. Master bathroom has an amazing shower! The 3+ car garage rivals any. Dont miss the back patio with stone fireplace! 131 Creekwood Drive • Aledo, Tx 33