Thursday, April 30, 2009
Blackbird, Bluebird, Redbird
The days are getting longer, it's warmer every day now. I saw a cardinal, a bright red fellow, through the kitchen window. There's a robin redbreast that peers into the studio sometimes from the back yard, sitting in the grass.
Maybe that's why I've been making more birds and wings lately. It reminds me of the growing sunlight, the warmer breezes. The sparrows swoop and soar, in spite of the light spring rainstorms.
I even heard the tune of the ice cream truck going past. It's almost May Day, time to enjoy the season.
I finally got caught up on all my orders, I've shipped everything and I'm so relieved! I hate it when I owe things to people, and everyone has been so patient. Because I don't have orders right away to fill without guilt tripping myself, I can make some plans for new projects.
Plans for the weekend studio:
1 - make some more resin charms and finish some of the ones already made and waiting
2 - make some glass soldered pieces with collage images inside
3 - enamel and fire some glass, to make faux gems
4 - carve and cast some clasps and closures
5 - fuse and fire some fine silver links and make chains
6 - take parts of all of the above and make hair gems, earrings and bracelets
NOT necessarily in this order! I think I have plenty to do, to keep myself busy, don't you?