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Old 08-11-2013, 09:23 AM
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Believe me, I know all the thrift stores, when their half price day is and can feel it in my dna when the 50 percent rack has dropped to the quarter rack. Just no one is built like me any more and shoes, sighs..I can't go to a brand new store and put on a pair, my feet don't bend anymore. Grammy would have known what I mean.. Someone said to look at Gordman's because a lot of their clothes come from a country where the woman are more built like me, sure isn't the states. I have very cold feet. I would like to back out. But I really should go just because it's been 12 years an I never have. Might be longer I was trying to figure that out last night, but if Victor is ten, and I started when Bronki was alive, it is at least 10 years for sure.

. Going to get these tea cups into the guild, don't know if they will get done in time, can't promise they will turn out, so I am not even going to mention them. IF they do, I will set them on the table by the teapot at the auction. There isn't time to make more, get them dried and fired twice before the end of August.
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:12 PM
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My son is going to go with me to the patron dinner so I feel much better now. I think I have the clothes thing worked out.

Two of my pieces have beginning bids on them which is awesome. I told them I would make cups to match with the bidder's choice of animals for handles. THat will be easier then trying to get theres through the kiln process at the guild in time for the final auction.
Here is a preview of what is available.

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Old 08-14-2013, 10:23 AM
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Smkie, I love the teapot. . . and I think the idea of making cups to match is much cooler - and will give you more time.

Your work is fabulous, and you should go to the event. You'd have fun! And a skirt if find-able at the thrift store - go for a long one with an elastic band. One size fits all.
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:14 AM
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I titled the teapot My sticks not yours. More time, sighs, that is what I need bucket loads of. THat is why I always make February the month I work on their donation because if anything is going to go wrong and so often it does, there will be time for a do over. With the babies here, I Coudlnt' get a thing done all summer. I have had two bids on the water bird, 75 dollars, and 25 to start Cinders which surprises me. THe water bird is a classy piece if I say so myself, and the best bird out of all of them, the pic they took does it no justice. Cinders however is just a little bitty thing I threw in. Only about 4 inches high.
Wish that lab hadn't blown up. I meant to re do it. ANd I wans't happy with Tester boy one or two so I am going to hold that idea for next year and improve on it. A do over. I asked my teacher at the Art Institute when I woudln't have to do do overs anymore and he said whe I didn't want to be a designer any more. Uh huh. Kate Russel my vis lang teach told me "You don't always know how to do it right, but you know when you have done it wrong". And when I said "oh boy..sighs" She said that was really a good thing. I wish I could get things right the first time, that's all.
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:01 PM
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Cinders has gone up 10 more. This is fun to have happen even before the silent auction starts.
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:57 PM
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Better pic of Cinders...i just threw that in for something extra. I am quite surprised it has had two more bids. THe pic is about life size.

Ended up spending all day and back this evening with my son in the er over an eye injury. His toddler was jumping on the sofa and made a dive at Dad. His fingernail gouged a strip across his cornea. Like a big pencil eraser is what the dye looked like. Then knowing he was allergic to morphine, and codeine and had asthma, they gave him a narco tab which should have never been given to him, so he had an allergic reaction to the already pain he was in. So it didn't matter what I wore. I didnt' get to go. We had to go from the Er to the eye specialist who luckily took him right in. Hopefully this week will be uneventful and I and Hyia can still attend the auction next week. How I hate being in ers and all the worries that go with it.
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Old 08-17-2013, 03:24 PM
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I told them I would make two custom cups. I tried to make a dog as a handle, for my test one, but it makes a better sugar bowl than it does a cup, so maybe I will throw one of those in too.
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The sugar bowl sounds like a nice idea.
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:59 AM
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I realize i made more work for them, I am not good at bios. And I am not organized in the slightest..but I have followed through on every commision type donation. 2 dog portraits, and the totem top times 3. So they know I will honor what ever they decide. I told them and I will draw it out the options. 2 cups and a sugar bowl, the cups could have a small toy, a dog collar, a tag with the name on it, for ideas. THe sugar bowl could have a dog or cat on one or both sides OR just a couple small sculpture table pieces to go with the setting like Hyia's two small groundhogs. I sent the pic of the ground hogs for example. They pulled the pic off of the preview to change it, I left it up to them to do the wording, and what the options can be. I don't care, one is as difficult as the other, I only promised it would be first up on my table. IT is a slow process. Drying time, and two firings, and at the guild that can take a while, because I only want my work in the kiln when Paul Storm is firing it. SOmeone else was doing the firing and I just watched one piece after another after another be destroyed, something something about carbon coring. Either that or they came out with too little reducing. I would give anything to have my own gas kiln, and to be able to learn the last of the process. I have notes and notes and a book, but there is nothing like trial and error for an education. Cinders is up to 60. Yay. I wasn't expecting that.
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:50 AM
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I made the live auction..this will be my third time. So big smile on my face.
https://qtego.net/auc/2013artunleash...10&o=HSK061913
I cannot wait until Friday.
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