Sunday, October 25, 2009
One of those weeks
Thank God it's finally Sunday and I can put this week behind me. At least Friday was a great day, because I can't say much for the rest of the week. Let's recap: worked at CM on Monday, mixed glazes, boring. Fired a bisque on Tuesday, too fast for Earthenware, organic matter stayed behind, fired an 04 on Wednesday, unloaded a bunch of shite on Thursday and glazed some Raku ware, had a lovely day in Seagrove on Friday (TGIF), then Saturday, oh Saturday, should have stayed in bed. Woke up to the phone ringing at 8am rainy morning when I could be sleeping, Wesley's drummer calling stranded with no way home at his girlfriend's house, and I don't know why this is our problem! Except they were supposed to have practice at 9am and nobody bothered to let Wes know, again this is rainy 8am Saturday morning. So I got up, and loaded the kiln for a couple of Raku cycles because I promised a bowl to the Orange County Rape Crisis auction and don't you know the first bowl I made for it cracked, so I made two more just in case. Well, as soon as I fired up the kiln it started pouring rain, raindrops fell on my glaze and my glaze doesn't like raindrops so the new bowls look polka dotty and yes, there is another very tiny crack in one of them. Why is this the way, when you promise a piece to someone and there is a deadline?!?! Also, I was supposed to leave for the Octoberfest sale at Saxapahaw by 2pm, car was loaded when the rains let up and as soon as we got ready to leave, of course, torential downpour. So, I'm not into doing outdoor festivals in pouring rain, I just went back in the house and had a pity party! Then, just so I could be sure my head would explode I started looking at photos online of Japanese shino and pots by Lisa Hammond, who I love, but who doesn't make handles as nice as Brandon:) and I started thinking how nice tenmouku and orange shino would look with my turqoise Raku. Can you say A.D.D. ? So it's Sunday morning, my dog is sitting here chewing himself to pieces and licking those parts only dogs want to lick, I am having some tea in my new Dean and Martin mug and Gerry turns 50 tomorrow so I am going to bake a cake today and start all over tomorrow. With what, I have no idea! I do have a Raku class starting on Thursday and I know most of them so that is something to look forward to. We will be making at the Artscenter in Carrboro and firing here. Cheers everyone, thanks for your kind words of support this week, and oh by the way, did you see that Deb Woods from Mudpot blog is back amongst us? Welcome back Deb!!