It seems almost like yesterday that we were up in DC for ArtBliss. But it has been nearly three weeks already. How did that happen? Not one photo did I take while I was there. I made this pair of earrings in Stacie Florer's class. Bit wonky but it may be the first time ever that I've come away with a completed project from a workshop. Stacie is a great teacher!
On the way back we stopped to see Monticello. I've always admired Jefferson, well except for that slavery thing. So it was a treat to see his home. Lot smaller than I imagined but packed full of innovation and the most shocking yellow walls in the dining room. Dayglo does not even begin to describe it. My eyes hurt. Apparently this color was used to make the most of the light in the room. Me, I think I'll stick with dark and dreary if the only other option is that yellow.
Lots of things have been happening in the studio besides the secret project. Some of it is organisational. My glaze table mess went from this.....
I am pleased with myself beyond words. Finally a solution to the mess....Stepped spice racks! Why has this solution never occurred to me before? I thought about alphabetizing, organizing by color, etc. It seemed a natural way to go. After all, the spices in my kitchen are alphabetized. Pathetic, huh? But for now at least I can see those glazes and get at them without stacking and unstacking.
Part of that organization had to do with necessity. I am definitely not normally the model of studio tidiness. The cheeky monkey and her brother arrived last night. The cheeky monkey likes to fossick around Nana's studio. There are too many things out there that could go horribly wrong....so...the only solution is to clean things up. I think maybe the cheeky monkey should visit Nana more often.
gratuitous photo of heliotropes of some sort
Have a lovely couple of bright shiny weeks everyone. I'll be around this week but not on this blog. Nana has a lot of grand baby loving to do. Then we will head off to Dallas for a long weekend with our daughter.
Is it really October? Where did the time go?