Friday, February 19, 2010

Feb 19, 2010

It's just me and Aila (our Belgian Terveran) this weekend, and I've been enjoying spending time at the torch without having to think about anything else - and I'm likin the results - Here's a picture of the best so far Sparticles. I should have more like these with big holes for biagi ets bracelets by Monday!
And on a side note, the sun has been shining for two days - the snow is melting, and it feels like spring is on it's way :)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Feb 16, 2010

Sometimes things just don't turn out the way I plan. Yesterday, I was going after Bold, Bright Black and White tab beads. I was sure that Anise White would give me that result, along with doing it's thing by difusing some of the color and creating that little bit of interest you see in the twisty. I thought it would be especially appealing on a murrini - As you can tell from the first picture, you can hardly see my murrini! Subtle was not what I was after. Back to the drawing board - -- Today I tried plain old white and black - and the results are much better. It's fun to experiment though - sometimes things ture out as you anticipate, sometimes you get a suprise. It's all a learning experience.

Monday, February 15, 2010

OWOH Winner

it's 12:13, and the winner of my key chain is MITZ! I'll be sending you an email shortly for your address.

Thanks to all the people who entered this - it was a fun event - both for me as a participator and a hopeful winner!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Feb 11, 2010

I've just finished "Born to Run" by Christopher McDougall - a very interesting book, if you're into running. The lessons learned about living and running, as the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico live is inspiring. A great story. I probably will not take up running barefoot outside, but will continue to strengthen my feet and ward off my heel pain by barefoot running on our treadmil.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Feb 9 2010

Snow and wind today, so no torching in the "studio" garage! I took pictures instead, and then promptly deleted them all. So here's a set from yesterday.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Feb 1 2010

I decided it was a good idea to play with the color combinations that Michelle suggested, and I think I'm liking the results. I didn't have a deep pink, so used a medium purple instead - and tried encasing my stringers so that the colors wouldn't run into each other so easily. There are some other experiments in the kiln now - hoping to show them tomorrow. Any other favorite color combinations?