Friday, July 16, 2010
Not so lazy Claydaze of summer....financial freak out and & diversions
Breaking News!- I finally ordered a new pasta machine (not a D.R.E.A..M- I need to get a Hollywood salary for one of those). My local clay friends will be laughing when they read this as my beloved old Atlas is frequently mocked for its battered appearance and "patina-ed rollers". (Sand and shell fragments in clay can achieve the textured effect- I like it!) It's a beater but it's beloved. It has started to be- (wait for it)- CRANKY- and likes to chew thin translucent sheets so the time has come to let it find alternative employment as a doorstop. The replacement will be a new 7" Atlas Marcato- the same model. Poor thing- it has a crunchy life ahead.
But wait- there's more! I have a bug to experiment with silk painting- fabric and colourful fabric paint- what's not to love ? I'm currently at the online research stage with this.... hmmm- how much does silk cost?
Between ordering items, waiting for the letter carrier and researching new diversions and making earrings, pendants, BeachStone bracelets and necklaces and reading The Girl Who Played with Fire (is that ironic?) I have found myself addicted to wonderful Luanne Udell's Blog. She's a master of the organic approach. Her blog is an absolute delight- images to savour and great reading. Tiny Beads and Little Lizard Thoughts struck a chord with me and I have become a regular visitor. A visit to Luanne's blog is time very well spent especially if you are embarking on a craft show, she has a fantastic series on booth design.
Time to get some stuff out of the oven. Today's pic is where I wish I was- sitting by my pond with Lisbeth Salander .
Posted by Gera Scott Chandler at Friday, July 16, 2010