Clayton Hill Studio

Tag: summer

Murrini, Funshine & Pups

I used some of our 96 murrini to make a couple of pendants.  They’re cute (!) and they proved to me they are fire-safe/stable.  So – check for cane listings in our shop and on our FB page!  And, it’s that time… Read More

Pulls, Puddles and Pool Time!

DH and I continue to play with the vitrigraph kiln, making murrini cane and stuff.  We had a repeat pull tonight, and I learned the value of the bubble-squeeze (along with a more controlled ramp up)! We’ve had some 20+ pulls, and… Read More

Summer Lovin’ …

DH surprised me tonight by suggesting a vit pull.  Aww … Thanks, babe!  So – we did.  It’s Bullseye aqua, teal, steel blue, emerald green, powder blue, warm white and clear.  I’m happy with the results! And then, I stole a few… Read More

Enamel and Torch Mania continues …

in bits and spurts.  I am having too much fun!  But, to be fair – I did work a 24 hour nursing tour, played with puppies, marinated in the pool, paid bills, touched base with my 22 year old birthday girl, and… Read More

Who says I can’t …

As I’ve been playing with glass enamels lately – and seeing how they work with oils vs. water mediums – I had the ‘opportunity’ to work with lavender and clove oil.  They sound pleasant, don’t they?  Or at least harmless and aromatic. … Read More

The beat goes on …

After sleeping for some 13 hours, I woke to our first summer day!  (I am absolutely NOT complaining about the temperature!!!)  So – we spent some time getting the garden in order (rototilling, weeding, general clean-up).  I do believe I will sleep… Read More

Supermoon (AKA WWU)

There she is – acting like a BEACON, calling ALL WHO WOULD LISTEN to the ER this weekend!!! The good news … one GIANT Supermoon – AND(!) one weekend closer-to-retirement.   Oh … and … I did good for my patients; no… Read More

I’m on VACATION!!!

A working vacation, but still … As I sat yesterday morning, nursing my after-work ‘night-cap’, DH [lovingly] said, “You look tired.”  And it’s true, I was – physically tired.  But mentally, I’ve been creating list upon lists of things I want to get done,… Read More

Ahhhh … Sunshine and Solitude

DH is out manning the tractor, cutting hay … The kids are in school, for a few more days before they wrap up another academic year – and Summer break begins … I can hear the bickering now. But for today, it’s… Read More

Big tease, microcephalic … and faith!

As I sit in the office, nursing a cup of coffee – trying to wake up and tap into my smiling, happy, civil side (come on caffeine!) … DH is giving me a run down on the weather predictions for the next… Read More