Off today, WOOT! Laundry and dishwasher are running, show pieces boxed, named, and labeled. Up next, wash Emma, wash me, then off to the studio to deliver my pieces, get the truck washed, go to the warehouse store and stop at Firestone and see if they can replace a tire sensor.
Working on the spiders today there were moments when the glass temp was perfect while pulling the legs. It was like drawing in air. I'm excited that I was able to recognize those moment however fleeting. I wish I could share how it felt with you; it was like a magic trick and it was so wonderful to know I'm still growing in this medium :-)
Somehow elder cat one managed to step in a puddle in the litter box and create a 'boot' of cat litter. Which dried overnight I've cut off what I can but it is still packed between the pads and under the nails in pea sized 'rocks'. I tried soaking it but it remains the consistency of tar. Any suggestions?
Huh. I'm feeling all kinds of 'go me' today. I successfully negotiated a reduced price on a replacement fire alarm for the work building and a higher payoff for a warranty contract we have in place for a certain big name oven company. Neither will make us rich but hey, every little bit counts, right?
A friend has posted a video of Michael Brown roughing up an older man. Snopes says false. I've called her out on it ... the shit storm has begun and most of me does not care. If we didn't travel in the same circle all of me would not care.
So. There is another glass bead maker, M, who also makes sculptural beads. She's been at it a lot longer, is rather well known in the glass community, and is quite talented. There have been a lot of times that I'd swear we share brain cells. Last weekend I made a whale tale bead and when I turned on FB she had posted photos where she'd done the
I need to turn on my tower computer to get last year's income tax files ... I think last year was when it was last turned on. The computer is in the litter box room and OMG the dust! I'm optimistic that it wont catch on fire ... sorta.
Dear Car Dealer, if you had properly checked the light sensors the first time I brought it back, rather than saying 'not our problem' and 'that will be $500 to fix', I wouldn't have had to bring it back this morning and make you prove it WAS your problem and that is works MUCH better when the sensor is PROPERLY PLUGGEN IN.
A little while ago I alluded to 'something good happening in the glass world' an d now I can share it. I have a bead in the Spring edition of the Flow magazine. My enthusiasm has been tempered considerably by a 'jumping hare' tutorial a handful of pages later...oh well.
I like the challenge of custom work but sometimes ... grrrrrrrrrr! Usually if I don't get it right I can still sell the bead somewhere but every once in a while I get a color combo that, if wrong, cant be anything but tossed.
Next month I'm going to try a bead show in Tampa with the same promoter I work with here. The promoter and I have agreed to a lower table price for a smaller table but I have to supply my own. I'd like to have a 2nd 6" table but don't really want to buy one now, so anyone want to help dig the one I have out from under the craft crap?
Up early this morning getting some beads wired to wear for an auction customer. She is clearly offended that I charge $5 to wire something and grilled me thoroughly on the quality of the findings ... as if the time had no value. Le'sigh.