(and yes, I posted this Dec 5th. I seem to be making a habit of writing and then posting late. 😥 )
This has been a good week.
Despite lots of things going on I could feel anxious about I feel cheerful and marginally hopeful. Always a good feeling – and then my dark side says “We’ll see how long it lasts” – but whatever, today it is good.
I made several things – we did glazing in Clay class so that was kind of thrilling (last day sadly but yeah, I work there so I can keep doing more!) I had a lot of works to glaze and have never really done it before so it’s totally one big experiment. I have a couple pieces I really want to turn out for Christmas presents but otherwise am just excited to see what happens in the kiln. We had the choice of staining some pieces under the glaze to bring out the texture – I was possibly a little too enthusiastic and may end up with very Nightmare before Christmas style decorations.
At my other job we have an ‘upcycled art’ charity auction each year, my colleagues and I decided to contribute. :’P
Super silly but still fun. I made the ring and they made the stand from materials we found in the lab.
And I did a few press molded eggs from a porcelain sample a friend gave me. I’m super enjoying carving them. I haven’t carved anything in at least a decade and had forgotten how wonderful it feels when a blade is slicing just perfectly through the material.
We started putting up Christmas lights – they’re always my favorite part. Even without decorations, just sitting and seeing the lights on the tree feels cozy and relaxing.