Tuesday, December 1, 2015

well, yesterday was frustrating

Got started late, the mold for the flower wasn't completely steamed out and by the time it was and the repair made (I hope) where a bubble got caught, dog walked, lunch had, it was too late to start filling it if I wanted to go to yoga, which I did. Drove all the way there to discover class canceled due to the town's christmas festival. When I got back, I could have chosen to work late over at the shop and get it in the kiln tomorrow. I thought about it and then just let it go. That's a good sign for me. In the past I would have worked til midnight every night up to the open house that is this Friday evening and Saturday, now four days away, to try and get it completed in time. Fuck it. One less piece is not going to make it or break it. In fact, I don't expect much attendance but that's a subject for another day. I'd rather take my time and have it come out than try to rush it and have it not come out. Plus, I still have plenty to do, besides actually making stuff, to get ready for this weekend.

And, my mood was not improved that of the three magnolia leaves, two cast disappointingly, one didn't fill the mold completely and the one with the red seeds, they look more black than red (although they do look red while wet so maybe it will be OK). They are currently bathing in vinegar. 

About the only thing I got accomplished yesterday was cleaning the kitchen, which was no mean feat after having all three grandgirls here Friday thru Sunday.

I'll be glad when this weekend is over.


  1. Some weeks are just barely tolerable. Hang in there, woman!

  2. It just occurred to me that much of your glass work looks edible. Here in Portland we have many glass artists but I haven't noticed that quality in their work.

  3. Tough day it sounds. Cleaning is low on my list, plus I have a gal come in twice a month.

  4. seems to me that you did quite a lot; that some of it was in vain - going to yoga - wasn’t your fault.

    Cleaning is not something I undertake lightly, at the best of times. I can’t see the point, I’ll only have to do it all over again in no time flat.

  5. I do like a good kitchen cleaning for feeling like I've set the world right again - even if I only get to that one room. Put one foot in front of the other and cross off the non-essentials. That feels good too, cutting back on the to-do list.

  6. Well, you know, sometimes you just have to find satisfaction in the things that DID go well -- like cleaning the kitchen. I agree that it's better to take your time than try to rush that piece for the weekend. (And from my distant perspective, those magnolia leaves look pretty nice!)

  7. Good for you, stepping away.
    It's easy to get swept up in a frenzy of getting things done.
    Now if you can make it to a yoga class, that may mellow things a bit more.


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