Buddharupa for the Rubber Ducky Buddha of Joliet

The Rubber Ducky Buddha of Joliet with his new image in glass.

For my recent birthday, Mrs. Hanamoku bought me a session with the same glass artist, Zion Warne, she worked with for The Eternal Fishnu’s Buddharupa about a month ago. I settled on using the session to craft a Buddharupa for the Rubber Ducky Buddha of Joliet.

Since it’s a first-timer’s session, the easiest thing is to make a ball. It’s enough dealing with the 2000 furnace and taffy like molten glass. I did mention to Zion (the glass artist) the coincidence of having just completed the series on the Eightfold Path with Zion National Park as the theme.

I showed Zion a picture of the Rubber Ducky, explaining that I’m picturing mostly yellow with a touch of red at the top, a dab of orange, and mixed black and white. I also explained the Eternal Fishnu.  Ha … I never saw such a look of “What are you on?”

I very much love the way this turned out! It was a whole lot of fun. I’m planning on doing it again! Picasso would have been very jealous.

The Eternal Fishnu and Rubber Ducky Buddha of Joliet with their glass Buddharupas.


Remember, the Lunar Bodhi Day is coming up soon on January 2, 2020. This “real” Lunary Bodhi Day offers those who missed the “secular” one a few weeks ago (December 8, 2019) another chance to contemplate. Please do see the series of posts I began on December 1, 2019.

Faith and Patience to You!

Reverend Dukkha Hanamoku

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