More Reverse Enamel Trials …

The good news – I have my bubble squeeze program down pat!  Here are my latest spoon rests fired with white luminescent backing.  The bad news – I’m still having issues with color burn out, even while adding more venting … So, I’m trying a different enamel.  Nothing like diving in, so here are more …

Updates – and studio news …

Our cheap-man’s stromboli (chicken & mushrooms in crescent dough ‘braid’) from the other night is good … The family says it’s a [not-so-healthy] keeper-recipe … Moving on, DH & I had our pull – the ‘feared’ red cane … It worked, and I love it!!! So, now I have my rainbow murrini (not all pictured here) …

Interesting …

A pre-fire/post-fire comparison:  Of course, I could try to play off the changes, like some post-diagnostic STD slides … But, no – I tried to follow guide-lines.  My layers were not so thick that they caused cracking … Apparently, FM-HF peach, yellow and red get some deep level V-D ‘spots’ … Who knew?!?  I’m glad …

Moo Goo Gai Pan & Studio Work …

Like much of my cooking, what started out as a small meal turned into enough to feed an army (squad – at least!) … I had a hankering for some stir-fry veggies, stumbled on this Moo Goo Gai Pan recipe (DH loves the name!), altered a bit with spices and veggie selection … Here’s my …

I Caused a Stir …

I didn’t mean to – I was just asking questions on a chat board –  talking out loud, working through the process … But stuff got weird (picture THE most opinionated gathering of ER and  ICU nurses – ‘sharing ideas’ … Oh YEAH – this glass group has got nothing on them!  DOH!)  Half way through …

Still Learning …

We had another vitrigraph pull this week … We’ve got a nice variety of cane going – while we continue to learn what to do and what not to do!  Now, if SOMEONE would just finish making my cane-chopper! I played with a few recipes, too.  We made tahini – which gives our 25+ year …

Our 2nd Vit pull …

And dinner.  First (and most important) – we made our favorite cold weather soup (Acorn squash soup)!  But this time, we used a butternut squash.  Yep – just one – cuz it was just that big (- and from my Mother-in-law’s abandoned garden … from November!)  It changed the flavor a bit – but nothing …

Good Times – because I have a sailboat and a fat pad …

On x-ray, that is … Which means I have a fractured arm …Yep, good times! Full of grace and good manners, we went to a retired-fuser’s home this week to see what she was selling. After the decision was made to purchase her kiln, grinder, and various glass/accessories, I decided to trip and fall, busting …

Happy …

A good week in the studio as I prepare for our show.  T-3 weeks, but no panicking! I’m playing with powders and stencils, crackle and scrap glass – all while my spoon rests and ‘tea bowls’ are coming together nicely.  I’ve cut for another 12 spoon rests, and I’m working on some mid-sized bowls/plates … …

Cabbage-Fest …

Cabbage-fest has officially begun!  We cut into our Dutch Flathead this week.  Made the (Emeril) side dish – which I didn’t love, along with a huge pot of Smoked Sausage & Cabbage Soup – modified for my allergies … Which I do love!  We have enough whole frozen leaves AND a batch of chopped cabbage …