My tools are now all clean, kiln is loaded, there's a pot of soup on the stove, and it's 5 o'clock somewhere, cheers!
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Friday, September 28, 2012
Three more to finish up today, then terra sig and a kiln firing early next week. I am just about right on time for Festifall next weekend without the panic mode kicking in.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
My blogger pal Jody sent me an email about these grave houses in Louisiana and I have been reading everything I can find on them. I had never heard of these before, but I want to be buried like this now! I would love to go see these one day.... it would be interesting to make cremation urns like this, hmmmm...
Thanks Jody for the photos!!
Here's a trailer for a movie made about these houses, enjoy.
Here's a trailer for a movie made about these houses, enjoy.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
It took me three hours last week to do the warp board thing and sley my reed, three hours last night to draw my heddle. This is definitely a different rhythm! Six hours of work and I haven't even started to weave! I forgot to bring my camera, but just picture a lot of threads going through tiny holes. I have four harnesses and my pattern was 1-2, 1-4, 2-3, 1-2, and I did this 14 times. Large woman behind me talked the entire time and I found it very hard to concentrate. Normally I would be hating this person by now, but she is actually a very sweet person and I sat there smiling most of the time at some of the crazy shit she was saying, but I am definitely going to have to bring my ipod to drown out the constant chatter. Once again a lesson in not judging people. I imagined what she might be weaving would not be quite my taste, but I took a break and went back to see what she was doing, when she announced to the class that we should see her scarf, it was very pretty, haha! so how could one resist getting up to take a look:) and you know, she was right, it WAS very pretty, Who knew.....
Monday, September 24, 2012
One blogger commented that maybe I shouldn't think about them as Christmas ornaments, because that limited the audience and the price and this is something I never really thought about. So true! So why not make them year round, a few at a time, when I have some tiny objects that might work with them, like this tiny frozen charlotte or the tiny perfume bottle. Great idea! I also liked all of the pricing comments and the idea of them being limited editions and making a different one each year to make them more of a collectible. Maybe I will start numbering them or something like that. Someone also emailed me and mentioned the idea of using old ribbons and lace for the hanger, love that! Lots of potential for new ideas, so thank you all for your wonderful thoughts on that topic. Here is where it took me...... and then I made six more and didn't make them with a resentful, what the hell am I spending so much time on these for. I approached making them with a whole new point of view, thanks to all you bloggers!
Sunday, September 23, 2012
It's about this: The two people that are the most important in my life and getting to be with them.
Laura's blog because my camera overexposed most of the ones I took.
I had thought about inviting a bunch of people to get together, but I find that the older I get the harder it is for me to concentrate when there are a lot of people around and it exhausts me trying to talk with everyone. I also find that if I plan things too far in advance I back out of doing them. So I much prefer spur of the moment planning and spending time with just a few folks, and I have a month full of things coming up to do with different friends.
I am very blessed to have such great friends, a very talented and interesting husband that I never cease to be amazed by, and this daughter that is growing into such a beautiful young woman. Why on Earth would I ever need to go to the mall to get something for my birthday when I have all of this?! and why do I continue to have this unreasonable expectation for September 23, when every year turns out so great, we always end up having a good time, but the day before just totally fucks me up. I'll tell you one of my suspicions is that I never had a real birthday party as a kid, my mom always got a neighbor to bake a cake, and lots of other stupid things happened on my birthday that I still don't deal with very well in my subconscious. But my poor family pays the price every year. Sorry, ya'll.... sigh......
But, one last thing, I do have friends that make great art and great pottery, so there are those gifts to be had in case anyone wonders, hint hint...
Thanks Gerry, Wesley, Bob and Laura for a really special birthday number 52, I had a GREAT day!!!
Friday, September 21, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
We also had a friend from college that just happened to be farm sitting in Siler City, which was on the way to Asheboro, so we stopped and picked up Wade and off we went to the big doings in town. Mark and Meredith were there waiting on us, we grabbed a table and had a really nice evening with our old and our new friends. Life doesn't get much better than this! My photos from outside suck, it was so dark and I wasn't about to start using a flash :)
Jeff Brown and Gerry were in a band together in college. Jeff is just about one of the most talented guitar players you will ever meet. There are lots of reasons he is not touring with a really famous band, but he should be! It's always such a pleasure to get together with him and his partner John. We had such a nice visit with them.
So, Wednesday was a pretty happening day and we got home around 11pm. It's so fun to spend time with people that make you laugh and make you think and seem interested in your life. I am very blessed to have so many interesting people to spend time with. Gerry and I seem to have collected quite a menagerie of friends along our journey. They are all very different and some have crazy ways, but we love them and their crazy ways, it makes the journey all the more fun! and yes, Corky, if you are reading this, we missed having you with us last night! It would have been perfect if you had been there with us, xo
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Last night I had a bunch of weird dreams, so much rambling around in my head. The last one was just before I woke up. I dreamed I was taking care of Gayle King's baby (Oprahs' friend that is on the CBS morning show) and it had six toes on one foot and it cried all the time and she only fed it iced tea. Hmmm.... where did that come from?!
Good day all. I am passing on the pocket watch piece to it's owner today and heading out to Cedar Creek Gallery to drop off the Politically Charged pieces which are hardly charged at all, but maybe just a little bit. I suppose there will be people that come up with metaphors for them as usual. I just make them, the metaphors are on their own!