Yes I have been missing in action
Have I torched in past almost year - no
Have I turned on the kiln in almost a year - no
What the heck !
Starting last year in July - right after my one show - I contracted shingles so for about 4 months was really ill and tired - but still had to go to my day job which just tired me out more.
My work at the last minute had to move - so had to move a production facility to a new location between Nov 15 and dec 15 - what a chore - but we got it done - but I contracted bronchitis and was sick from before Christmas till almost march
and of course for a few months after the move getting things organized and certified etc..
then we wanted to go ISO which should take a good year to build and implement - was reduced down to 2 months - so not only did I have my reg job that takes about 60 hrs a week I started to add more hours for ISO - up to 100 hrs a week total to keep up and cancelled any holidays I was going to take for the summer
so that has been going on so no time to really do much of anything and still not 100% ISO is not finished as yet not till end of this month but now were adding participating in the training and set up our our manufacturing section with new accounting software - and next week three days of ISO Internal auditor training .
my one show is coming up in july and I have nothing made - nothing - and I needed new glass plates, glass candles and jewelery - so not sure if I am going now. I so want to make somethings but now no time.
Although I have been playing with paper and doing some crops just to take a break - and I love playing with paper .
I hope that once this month is over I can actually start to make things again in my studio .
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Using my Scan N Cut to cut out the paper dolls - some I'll color myself (brings back memories ) I printed on card stock and then just scanned and my machine cut them out - voila ! Packaging them up for future use - I also did some vintage regular paper dolls as well and clothes
I tried out my new silicone coaster mold - got it off amazon(want to use it with resin and alcohol inks ) I got some shredded money out the back of our office in the parking lot - we have a recycling plant next door - so grabbed a few handfuls off the ground - since cdn money is plastic - worked great - it floats to the top so maybe next time I may let it start to set up before pouring maybe a darker color background
Friday, April 6, 2018
Monday, April 2, 2018
Better late than never - we did pysanky eggs on the Saturday morning - It was Ava's first year to make pysanky egs using the hot wax with kiska method - she did rather well - we did them on hard boiled which means we have to destroy them to eat them this week but we promised we would start to make more during the year - the colors were a bit mute - since they were about 2 years old - the black actually is a dark purple now and the scarlet like a coral - which were really nice so we may keep those for a while - but we will use empty eggs in future so we can save them
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Loving the Forstner bits and my polishing station I did up this final ring last weekend
its in oak with the green from the miniature grass I got a michaels and printed a castle on acetate and place it inside before pouring
Getting better at the sanding the shank and shining the resin back up to clear