I feel like I’m in ‘Time-Out’ …

In trying to grant the twins (quietly supervised) alone time with their teen-age friends, giving them full access to the house and pool – I’m stuck in my office, feeling like I’m in a time-out (can’t be in the studio, and my pool is over-run with loud, laughing teen-agers, and no ‘adult refreshments’ either!!) … [Heavy sigh!]

It’s all good, though … While I turn a well-trained ear to the noise/activity going on around me, I’ve got time to create listings for the shop, resize photos and update this site … Here’s a picture of my latest painting (with my new paints).  There’s a learning curve there (too much smudging of the black), but I like it for a first pass – and I love Betty Boop!

laest glass painting

My slumped bottles suffered a set back.  It appears I can’t mix my new paint and hues-to-fuse.  Bummer, but I’ve got to learn the limitations sometime …

not-going-to-work

new-technique---fail    slumped-fail

Had yet another mishap in the kiln … this one with my penguin ornaments.  In the past, I never bothered gluing the pieces.  Since I was working on several, I figured I’d ‘be safe’ and glue them.  Had three of them ‘pop their wings’  while firing.  I used No Days, and I see it’s used more for frit painting than actual glue … So, while I haven’t kicked it (No Days) out of the studio yet, it will be relegated to the back of the cupboard for a bit …  DH thinks I should do some sort of ‘plaque’ with the misfit penguins … Hmmm, we’ll see.

penguin-mishaps

Here’s my latest dichro cabs fresh from etching.  When I’m allowed in the studio again, I’ll be getting them ready to fire in the baby kiln.  And, my ‘Welcome’ slumped bottle … trying to decide what the end project will be for it (a sun catcher/wind chime, paint it or leave it as is) …???

dichro-cabs-7-20    slumped-bottle-welcome

About claytonhill

Artisan of beautiful and functional art, handmade in our glass studio. All items one of a kind due to the nature of our medium. A little about me: As the mother of four children, multiple four-legged 'children', wife and an ER nurse ... I've always found pleasure in pursuing creative outlets. My current 'hobby' is kiln-formed glass. As I never do anything 'half-way' ... my husband and I are really enjoying this medium. Other hobbies have included/include stained glass, quilting, knitting, wine making, candles - oh, and a brief trial of the ancient Ukranian art of etching designs on blown eggs ... don't ask. :) You can view my on-line glass store at www.chneos.etsy.com
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