Computers & Cute Puppies

Spent 3-4 hours this week fighting with my new computer, Windows 10 and technology.   Aaarrggh!  I now realize nothing is compatible with Windows 10.  Previously purchased (expensive) software programs (Corel, Excel, WinZip) need to be upgraded (‘at a discount’ … MY ARSE!), reinstalled, reconfigured … Good Lawdy!  But, my computer, my files and my plotter …

There be some Red-Neckedness up in here …

Yep, it’s that time of year … DH is doing some housing-upkeep projects!  Gotta love him for it, but Jeesh!  He’s power-washing decks WHILE refinishing the kitchen/den floors.  This means I have a grill and patio set in my driveway and kitchen furniture in my garage … Red-neck BBQ, anyone? Since we can’t have any …

Sunshine and Summer-Lovin’

Thank goodness for sunshine, pool-time and Summer!  I am officially over this past (nursing) weekend!  I’ve also played a bit in the studio:  Freeze-N-Fuse … It’s been 3+ years since I last fiddled with the technique.  Much better results this time around!  So, ya know … more ideas! I’m also playing with my plotter, working …

Having a clean studio ROCKS!!!

I have three kilns running and more projects planned.  What a productive week … I worked on some jewelry, wrapping up a custom cab order.  Here’s a double dichro dragonfly pendant moving along (in the kiln now for a fire-polish) and a couple of penDot rings!   I have the coffin running with future spoon …

Restocking, custom orders and … penDots

Equals PLAYING …  So, this is what you can do when all of your kids are ‘self-sufficient’ … Amazing!  I love it … I’ve sold out of a few Michigan-specific dichro cabs … and all four of my two-legged kids attended/are attending my alma-mater … So, totally due: And, I’m wrapping up a custom-order … …