Not sure if I’m coming or going …

Jeez Louise, my sleep schedule is a mess right now!  Seems I’m embracing this menopausal-nuttiness.  In between 10 hour slumbers, combined with a few blocks of no energy, I’m waking up after 3-5 hours, somewhere around  4am – wide awake and ready to DO STUFF.  I tried to self-correct by pushing through an 18 hour day, only to crash at 8pm, wake up at 3 am, Do Stuff … and now I have to nap, so that I can work 12 hour night shifts … DOH!  Circadian-rhythm-what?!?

Moving on … I’m in a cab craze.   The mica cabs didn’t work out, and in retrospect, at the high temps I take the cabs through … they wouldn’t. [Duh!]  But, the enamel with crushed glass, hot glass and frit … There’s definitely some playing to do there!  So – here are the photos: Cabs from my last post, close-ups; Cabs pre-fire and post, back in the kiln for another round right now; Today’s cabs waiting for their turn in the kiln:

10-6-cabs

pretty-cabsmica-left-red-enamel-right-petosky-sotne-and-color-cab

10-7-prefire-cabs10-7-post-fire-round-one

10-8-next-batch-waiting-for

Meanwhile, I’m assisting DH with our 3 season (hot tub) room.  After years of putting up and taking down temporary walls, we are finally making it pretty, and official!  Our house has rocks and boulders all around, so we are incorporating some on the back side with a faux cobblestone finish.  I love it!  We’ll be doing something fancy to those unsightly 6×6 posts, as well as wrapping that huge beam and adding soffit to the overhang … Gorgeous! [No really, it will be! Smile]

finishing-hot-tub-room

3-season-room   great-color-layoutDH---slave-labor     hot-tub-wall-take-6

Next week, in between messing with my sleep schedule for some day-walker competencies, I’ll be working on some nightlights, spoon rests and tea bowls … I can’t wait!!!  But first – I have to try another bout of this sleeping thing again … wish me luck!

good luck

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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