Tag: dichroic glass

It’s getting hot in here …

Oh Fred … I know you’re trying!  Look at what my poor DH has ‘rigged’ for me lately, in an effort to cool down the studio … And, to add insult – he’s having issue with our pool.  Being the redneck version of Fred Sanford that he is … he has 3 filters, all in …

It’s all about priorities …

New AC unit/central air or a table top kiln???  Hmmm … well, the new kiln will (hopefully) be here next week! Cuz, ya know, it’s good to sweat – cleanses the pores, holistically rids the body of toxins, or something like that …             And, as I’ve mentioned – I have ‘Fred’ (Sanford) for a …

But Maaa – I don’t wanna ….

I’m on such a productive roll in the studio – I don’t wanna go back to work, darn it! [Arms crossed with pouty face!] I have pictures:  Finally got some badge reel photos taking in prep for listing in the shops:     I have the coffin loaded (and RUNNING!) for new bowls (slumping): I …

WWU … WHINE

I don’t do whining.  Can’t stand it.  When a voice hits a certain octave, my lip snarls – all on it’s own.  This is not a good ER nurse trait … I worked with a great crew this weekend, and it was pointed out several times how much more tolerant they are … Hmmm.  I’ll …

Long day …

but ending it in my studio – so, you know – a GOOD day. Started in the early A.M., so that my curly hair could air dry, and I could TRY to look presentable (still haven’t figured out why I bother …???).  Anyway, had to go to a social function related to my SANE job.  …

Flop, but it’s ok …

It’s all valuable learning … I continue to putter and play with recycled bottle pieces … The vase experiment was a total flop.  Oops – totally wrong temperatures.  I’m giving up trying that again (for now) as I think it’s a lost cause due to the nature of glass in a kiln (wanting to be 1/4 …

Did I mention …

I love my studio!!  It’s true – I do.  Even when experiments don’t come out as planned … it’s not as painful.  I just moved on to other projects, letting the set-backs ruminate for a bit … They’re almost cute – darn it!  Here’s the other stuff we’ve been working on this week: Wine bottle …

More experiments …

Sometimes they work … sometimes not so much.  But I’m compelled to keep trying – to the annoyance of my bank account and DH.  New mold, new bottle bowl.  I like it, but will continue to play with it to get more relief (so the design shows off more) … A dichroic experiment … I …

A comparison … (AKA Weekend wrap up)

Recently saw PBR (Professional Bull Riding) for the first time … My Golly!  Those guys can handle some pain!  It’s insane, what they endure in the name of making a living … But, we could all learn a thing or two from them.  These guys ride with broken bones/bruised parts  while  being bucked, stomped on …

Good news …

The tax man says the kilns can keep kickin’ … YAY!!  I’ll be learning some new business concepts (COGS = cost of goods sold vs. inventory, raw materials and supplies), but I love learning … As long as I get to keep playing in glass! It’s a good thing too, since I have another shipment …