Month: August 2011

Ideas, hamsters and crack … Studio update

Getting closer to putting out some new bowls and badge reels … both kilns running as I type.  Here’s the coffin loaded with a de-bubble run – future fall/Halloween bowls, a replacement ‘Caribbean’ and ‘Think Spring’ (vibrant, blooming-flower colors), and another large bowl (or maybe spoon rests …).  And the production kiln – loaded with …

‘Just’ Good Care … AKA weekend wrap up

Played in the sister ER again this weekend.  Amazing to me the difference a few short miles can make … different patient attitudes, complaints – general auras … Also got to do a little bit of what I do well …  Had a severe respiratory distress patient who needed quick emergency care, and he got …

Photography

Sometimes you get lucky … and capture a pretty cool shot.  At least for me, that’s what it feels like – complete luck.  Is this not a way-cool picture?  It’s my completed FAMILY sun catcher against a threatening Michigan sky …  You can see the item listed in my shop here. I didn’t have to …

It’s Potty Time … AKA Weekend Wrap-Up

Managed to get through the weekend with limited pain from the patients of Easy Rider.  Did have a few memorable moments … this one sums it up best, I think: A 6 foot, “220 pound” (mmhmn, yeah – and I weigh 120 pounds!) GENTLEMAN – who just happened to be in ‘the vicinity’ of Easy …

Here it comes …

The other summer weekend I’ve been dreading … Easy Rider and Melonfest – both on the same weekend.  What are they?  Reasons for people to gather en-mass, drink too much, fight each other and come to the ER.  And, in the case of Easy Rider – picture all the ‘fun’ associated with Mardi Gras – …

More experiments …

Sometimes they work … sometimes not so much.  But I’m compelled to keep trying – to the annoyance of my bank account and DH.  New mold, new bottle bowl.  I like it, but will continue to play with it to get more relief (so the design shows off more) … A dichroic experiment … I …

A comparison … (AKA Weekend wrap up)

Recently saw PBR (Professional Bull Riding) for the first time … My Golly!  Those guys can handle some pain!  It’s insane, what they endure in the name of making a living … But, we could all learn a thing or two from them.  These guys ride with broken bones/bruised parts  while  being bucked, stomped on …

Happy Anniversary

So today marks the day … 21 years ago, two really dumb kids tied the knot.  Who knew … 2+ decades, 3 houses (and one run-down apartment), 4 kids, several hobbies, and too many dogs/puppies to list later … and I’m still the light of his life!    We started dating in high school – …

Weekend wrap up … Bum!

Didn’t make it to work this weekend … so no whining to be done. Hold on a second – I can always whine about something.  I know, I can share a ‘reserve’ story … You know you’re a momma’s boy if:  You’re in your 40’s and you come to the ER telling anyone who will …

Studio and summer news …

Started playing with some new dichro pieces last night (ok – early this morning, as the insomnia has returned!) … managed to break a piece of glass very poorly, and am now sporting 3 band-aids on my left hand from where I was apparently trying to deglove myself a couple fingers at a time!  Not …