Thursday, August 30, 2007

This is a look at the glorious sky today! Isn't it wonderful??? I could watch these clouds all day. This shot was taken about 2:00pm, it is now 5:30pm and it is raining and thundering. The thunder is just rolling and rolling, it is spectacular. We haven't had much rain this summer, so I LOVE it when we get a shower and it is even better with thunder and lightening. The only bad part is that it is 91 degrees out there, so it's very humid.
I did manage to get quite a few beads made today. I made a Sunflower Goddess bead that (if she makes it out of the kiln ok) is stunning. Making Goddess beads is difficult because I like to use Bullseye glass, which is a harder and stiffer glass. This means I have to make even more effort to keep the bead a consistant heat to make sure it doesn't crack while I'm creating it. Each Goddess takes me 30-45 minutes depending on the detail of the bead.

And, for those interested in how my studio is coming along... Here is this weekend's progress:

The only thing left now is the back half of the shed. What we figured out while dismantling it is that the original shed was added on to at a later date. The picture of my hubby on the top shows the front half, the bottom picture shows the back half after we removed the front half. My dad came and hauled away the majority of the wood for fire wood in his garage, so that was nice to not have to haul to the dump!

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