Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
I am also working with red earthenware clay this week. I'm making the swatches of all of the glaze and glaze combinations that I have on this clay.It's tedious and time consuming, but completely worth it in the end because you can see what your beads, buttons, etc will look like before you even begin. These are the samples with the white clay that I made back when I was glazing all of those Ice cream bowls for the girls.They show how every color underglaze with every color glaze will look on the white clay.
So I still have a lot more to make with this red clay, but these three are definitely my favorites so far.I hope you are having a great day too!
Friday, October 22, 2010
I've been trying to get a little of my Christmas shopping/crafting finished. I'm glazing beads today for a bracelet for my mother and I still need to buy the wool to make her a felted bag. That's on my list for next week. I love handmade Christmas gifts, don't you?
It's going to be a really pretty weekend and I'm looking forward to some fun. Nothing special, just hanging out with Mark and the kids, but fun. I hope you have a great weekend too!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
But there have been some crazy things going on around me...
Molly was scheduled to play a powder puff (all girl) football game yesterday. They have been practicing every day like it's the Superbowl. But, they couldn't get a ref so it is postponed for two weeks. It's flag football - junior girls against senior girls with boys for cheerleaders. Very funny. Any girl who signs up can play (no talent required - go Molly! LOL) It's so funny listening to Molly talk about it - she knows football like I know brain surgery!
At Molly's school there are a group of kids from Denmark visiting as a student exchange thing. Molly said that they were talking yesterday morning and that they were a little disappointed because they have been watching the show Jersey Shore and thought that all of America was like the show. LOL.
And then...the trauma of it all - I am forever scarred! Mark, Jason and I went out for breakfast. I made the unfortunate decision to sit facing a table where two women were having breakfast. The woman with her back to me was rather large. She was wearing low rise jeans. And yes, dear friends, her entire rear end was hanging out for all to see. Not only hanging out, but pressed tightly against the fancy ironwork back of the chair. It was the most disturbing thing to see over my breakfast and coffee. And, where the heck was her underwear???!!! LOL Please tell me she was not going commando! And, it was kind of chilly in the restaurant. That iron had to be cold. How could she not feel that against her toosh? And there were at least 3 men at other tables with the same disturbing view. The only positive - her butt must have been sporting a fancy design the rest of the day.
And more trauma in the aquarium...
Do you remember Sheldon the Pin Cushion Urchin? Sweet, cute, cuddly Sheldon?
Sheldon who could wear his suction cup hat tilted just so, looking so dapper?
Well, sadly, Sheldon has died and become a shelf decoration.
And Mark bought this to replace him...this demon from hell...
what's cute about him?! I have dreams of him coming out of the aquarium in the night and killing us all! And then this morning...this...
Now, who do you think is responsible for that? Sheldon never hurt anyone! Sheldon was all about fashion! Actually, we have no idea what is going on with this fish, but it's pretty damn disgusting. I love fish when everything is pretty and healthy - but sick fish - ghaaaa.
More rain, more meds for my joints, and the orthodontist today for Kellie to hear how much money they want from me to fix her crazy teeth. Fun. I hope you are having a great day with sunshine and fun artsy activities.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
I've been making little sets of pendants and earrings. (Can you tell what the Christmas gifts around my family are going to be this year? LOL)
and these are some odd ball pieces...
It's a rainy gloomy day here (as you can see from my dark photos) and I'm just glazing like a crazy person because I have 5 more days of bowl firings before this job is finished. That's about as exciting as it gets around here this week - I hope you have a happy day.