Click on the photo below to browse through multiple pictures. So I burned my screen for my business cards as well as WerdMoksha/MashedWorks. Then some photos of making a pitcher, my first firing- WHICH allowed me to clean up the studio and then I came across an old sketch book.
David East luckily allowed me to borrow the printer to print up some decals that I need for my plate commission as well as my moto dinnerware.
I bought about $150 worth of chemicals for 5 different glazes that I will mix during my bisque firing tomorrow. Temoku Gold, Busch's White Satin Matt, Burke's strong Celadon, Matte Black and Kate the younger clear. All cone 6 and I don't plan on testing them... I am the worst when it comes to that- but also only having a large kiln I feel it is just a waste... which I will probably regret saying... especially since I am working on a commission.
I spent around $300+ on scans and prints of my paintings that are now on display at Bazaar for the month of December. There are 7 different prints in the shop at the moment- I framed and matted two of them.
I stopped by my studio earlier this week after work only to find a leak had ruined some more of my things. A few months back a leak destroyed some sketch books and other materials, so I moved everything away from that leak. There is apparently a new leak- as well as the old one. So on top of ruining more things, I get to worry about slipping in the ice it has formed since it is so cold!
I brought a space heater back from NY with me- which makes working alot easier.
I was away last weekend- so I was not able to get into the studio- but was reminded that I am ready to leave Baltimore more and more. We stayed at a great B&B owned by a wonderful Brazilian couple (my friend picked this b&b because he knew I have been learning Portuguese over the past year) right on the Gulf Coast http://pinelodgefl.com. Beautiful sunshine, swimming with manatees and randomly ending up at a slightly terrifying Country Rock music festival. Sergio- one of the owners of the Pine Lodge told this wonderful story of saving a boat that had been sunk for 6 years and has plans to sail it to South America... Very resilient and inspiring. How wonderful that our paths have crossed. Seeing as I had lost out on a wonderful sailing trip with a friend who has since died, that I suffer from wanderlust, my former plans to go to Brasil, my thoughts on living on a boat after my visit to Puerto Rico... and finally the fact that Sergio needs 2 more sailors. I contacted Sergio after coming back to Baltimore and let him know I am very inspired and interested in joining on this voyage.
I also made it to Dr Sketchys this week with Ian and won a shot based on my wonderful blind contour drawing. The session actually felt quite good and I am happy with alot of the drawings I finished. Will post an image of this great day of the dead illustration I made later on.
This week I will hopefully print my business cards and drop them off at Bazaar. Mix glazes, make more mug and saucer sets- which I have not photographed yet but they are fun. Bisque fire, glaze fire and decal fire!
Ready set GO!