Wednesday, November 16, 2016
two reports...one progress, the other not...guess which is which
I'm still spending too much time on politics and I imagine most people have hidden me from their newsfeed on FB by now but this train wreck just keeps on crashing. By all accounts team Trump is in chaos, they seem totally unprepared to make the transition much less govern. Stories of back-biting and jockeying for position and infighting and fawning and sending people packing. Apparently the main (and only) requirement for a position in his government is complete and total agreement with all things Trump. They were shocked to find out they have to replace the West Wing staff and they are having a terrible time finding people willing to work for them and on top of that Trump doesn't seem to understand why he has to live at the White House instead of his gold plated NY apartment. In the meantime, he's giving his children who have never engaged in public service or served in the military important positions and wants top secret security clearance for them and the people he has announced so far are all virulent racists, bigots, and misogynists and the hate and verbal and physical violence against blacks, latinos, muslims (and while I have not seen any reports about vandalism and violence against jews, it won't be long), other gendered, and women have exploded across the country while the media attempts to normalize this man and his racism and his admitted sexual predation. On top of all that, his daughter seems to think that presidential interviews and press conferences are the proper venue for hawking her products.
And it's only been a week.
However I have also been spending a lot of time in the shop working on small castings for the upcoming two weekends in December while actively avoiding all my neighbors and town folk. I did venture out yesterday though, went to the library and visited with the neighbors at the other end of the street while walking the dog. To my great relief no one mentioned the election because if they had I would have to tell them what I think and it wouldn't be pretty.
So here's what I've been doing...
I got all the finish work done on the heart-weights and face-weights and the small ring dish (for lack of a better descriptor),
I filled the molds for the small bee sculpture, the platform, and another heart-weight which came out of the kiln yesterday,
I've ground most of the excess glass off the bird skull and feather,
and today I'm going to start on the finish work for the last three castings...the bee/flower sculpture, the heart-weight, and the platform for the bird skull et al.
4”l x 3”w x 2.5”h