Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Burning the midnight oil

Things are churning along here at Summers Studio. I've loaded all the lentils into the small kiln, plus some new things, on their way to the glazing. Frankly, I am just a wee bit bleary eyed right now. I'm finishing up a few more things that are going to get piled in there and tomorrow will be a marathon glaze day. Oh and remember that summer weather we had yesterday? Well today we have autumn. It's 20 degrees cooler. Firing that little kiln tonight will be the thing that makes it a little more bearable climate wise in my studio tomorrow morning.

But most importantly, I have to say thanks so much for all of the comments on the Christmas ornament prototype. I must say that I am a little overwhelmed. I had no idea that such a simple idea might be so well received. This sort of support really is what keeps me grounded and going it what I do. Many thanks to all of you!

12 comments:

Cindy said...

Look at all those goodies going in to the kiln! I'm up late with ya! But unfortunately, I'm not quite as productive as you and certainly don't have much to show for being up so late. Can't wait to see your next batch of beautiful beads!
Cindy
www.sweetbeadstudio.com

stregata said...

Oh, you have been busy, look at all those goodies!

sharon said...

Glad I'm not the only one up....this is when I get the most done!! You sure look like you will be ready with all the stuff loaded up in there!! Hope it all turns out well for you!

SueBeads said...

I didn't know you could pile them in there like that - I wish I could do that with my beads! You are a busy girl! Your ornament idea rocked, so of course it would be well received!

SummersStudio said...

So glad I had such good company last night :-)

Sue, in the first firing everything can touch and go in higgledy piggledy. Glaze firing is just like your beads. If they touch they will be permently glued together (which I have accidentally done)

Marie Cramp said...

Looks like fun!! That is why we do it right? lol. I saw the ornament, but did not have time to comment that day, it was a "wow" moment for sure!!

Hugs

Marie

mairedodd said...

please just remember to try to get a bit of rest... if you burn out while burning the oil, you won't be any good for anything at all! take care & keep on, keepin' on! :0)

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

Hi there,

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.
I just ordered a Multi-Media Kiln Xpress 12A. It's my first kiln; I've been using a torch. I hope I made the right choice.

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

Oh, I wanted to say that I too was surprised to see that you can pile up your beads like that. How cool!

The Joy of Nesting said...

Gads LeAnn,

I blink well it was a bit of a long blink (lost power for 24hr with the hurricane) and you are almost ready for the holiday season! :) I by the way Love your Sumers Studio, 2009 Christmas Ornament!!! It is so amazingly beautiful!!!!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Barbara Lewis said...

Wow, LeAnn! I'm just now catching up on my favorite blogs and you've been busy. Love the ornament, too. And, your vessels are so great! Glad you're getting a little of autumn to help you close out the week.

LDWatkins said...

Everything I see others doing, I want to try!! I'm going to wear out someday! LOL Love your pieces! Beautiful.