Saturday, October 27, 2012

So little time...

I'm so busy these days I barely have time to breath, let alone post here, or for that matter chat with some of my favourite potter friends. One week to go before my first Christmas sale and so many things to do! This isn't a big sale, but it's local, and I'm looking forward to it...sort of a precursor to the BIG one, two weeks after that!

My hubby has made me some little stools that I plan to use as risers. I picked up some little tester pots of paint for them and hopefully today I can work on those! I'll squeeze that in between trimming, decorating, and hopefully more throwing. I'm really happy with my progress. I'm feeling much more organized and though my kiln is a little small for all that I need to fire, it's working non stop to keep up. I'm pushing the drying process just a little, using my oven to suck out any moisture so that I can bisque fire with no fear of an explosion (at least that's what I've always thought would happen).


I'm really happy with my new bowls...love the colours and the silk screens worked so well. I can see I'll be making more of those!



It's all the other things in life that are really getting in my way. Like eating...who has time! and cooking? forget it! Today I'm going to convince my husband to cook up a big pot of lentil soup, that should last for days...not that I have time to eat it and when I do, I pretty much snort it so that I can 'get back to work'. My house..egads....well, that's another story and honestly if some unexpected company knocked at my door, I'd surely die! My pottery studio is a disaster, and I can't remember the last time I've mopped the floor, though I did sweep (yes I know, NOT a good idea with clay) the other day only because it was getting crunchy under my feet! I have to do our GST and get that in to the govn't before the end of the month as well, and then there is the pricing (hate that job), and packing and all those last minute things I need to do for the sale. Yeeshh!

Alrighty...I've now worked myself into a tizzy..., hiho hiho...you know the rest!

Check out all the other harried potters on Mud Colony! It's so good to know I'm in good company!

6 comments:

  1. love the birdie bowl. great job!!

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  2. Love your stools . What a good idea. Screen printing looks great

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  3. sounds like you are on a roll :^)

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  4. Hang in there, Brenda!! I know the feeling of go, go, go! I'm sure you're pooped. Make sure you take lots of pics of your sale so we can all see how great it looks! Hope it all goes beautifully. There's nothing like wrapping up one of your pieces so it can go home with a friend. And filling up your cash box isn't so bad either! :))) Good Luck!!!

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  5. Looks awesome as usual, Brenda! What time is the sale on Sat? I think I better get there early to see you before all your treasures are gone! :)

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  6. I Know how your feel Brenda. Sounds like me lol. But it's a good feeling when it all comes together. As I keep having to tell myself 'The housework will still be there'. All your pots look really lovely!

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