It seems I've finally found my rhythm. Get up early, turn on the kiln, clean and photo beads, then torch for a couple of hours. These are the goodies I produced yesterday and I'm pleased. Nothing spectacular, but a fun set nevertheless. They remind me of toy jacks, so that is what they will be called.
I also made a couple of large florals - one with silver inside and another using dichroic (one of my first ventures into using it). I didn't get any good pix of them yet. Gotta get the tripod out for the close ups.
The rest of the day is free for soap and whatever other project awaits.
The current project is trying to get my sister, Tina, moved. We're experiencing a LOT of rain and storms, so actual moving is out of the question and luckily, it isn't pressing (except, she and her daughter are ready).
We have had a lot to sort through because this was the house where our mother lived until her death last March. Mom had not only her own possessions, but also, those of her mother stashed throughout the house. She was also something of a pack rat, so there are lots of decisions to be made.
We made three piles: what needed to stay, what needed to be thrown away and what would go to a yard sale (to be held next month at our brother's house). This sorting is interesting as we find the bizarre and the long lost treasure. Feelings would have been too raw to make the decisions that had to be made last year and I am glad we had the time for healing.
So, the kiln is clicking and it's time for my morning torching session... I can hardly wait to see what comes out of the kiln tonight!