Oh … I’ve done it now!

While being sick, to boot!  That’s my excuse, anyway … I have been dreaming about the ‘Cadillac’ of glass paints for a LONG time now.  Umm, not anymore … I ordered ‘em!  Cuz, my screen printing equipment arrived, and I realized I needed more enamels!  I’m just waiting for those to arrive …

In the meantime, I feel like I’m battling the worst hangover (EVER!!!) – WHILE being 3 months pregnant (the stage when every smell – or EVEN the suggestions of smells  make you nauseated) … it’s not ME up in here, I’ve been over-run by viruses! [That’s my official excuse if DH sees the invoice for my Cadillac glass paints … just sayin’!]  I did manage to cook dinner for the Fam … while they were going on and ON(!) about pork chops, turkey, Thanksgiving dinner and (I swear) just about any other intense aroma/odor they could think of to make my gut roll!  But – being the tough nut that I am … no vomiting yet.  Just lots of chills and body aches … SWEET!  I have to work tomorr … uh, later today!

Ehh – whatever.  No vomiting means no wimping out.  So, I’ve played in the studio a bit.  Trying some different screen printing techniques.  The dove is on a previously slumped piece of DH’s glass (glue chip) … so fusing it twice meant it lost it’s ‘glue-chip appeal’.  But, it’s a starting point.  Then, I screen printed the Grinch (he’s my hero) – stage one.  So far, so good!

                      dove-screen-printing-trial          glass-screen-printing

And, I played with etching irid glass – this time 90 vs. 96 … 96 etches better.  But, now I know …

        irid-dove-experiment         irid-dove

Also moved my cabs along.  Had a mishap, and produced joined-twins … DOH!  Made the decision to ‘surgically’ separate … and it turned out well, I think.  I should be able to refinish/fire-polish them back to individual health!

          conjoined-twin-glass         fixed-cabs

Which is what I’m hoping for me … I need to kick these virus cells out and take back command of this ship!

virus take over Osmosis Jones

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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