Well, yep - - at my title explains, I didn't have the greatest day today. Tried doing a special, custom Dragon Eye for someone and it didn't quite work out. I had high hopes, too, since the first eye I created for this year's shows turned out pretty dang good . . . (above picture). So . . . I was confident and ready to go. But, alas, the universe didn't feel the way I did. My first DE cracked right at the end of an excruciating 2 hours at the torch. Not to be deterred, I took a break and then tried again. The second one came out alright, it's a keeper, but it didn't look "superb", which is what I really wanted the eye to be. Oh well. There is always tomorrow. . .