Here a few things I was working on during my weekly work night (the night Chris puts the kids to bed so I can work from dinner until the wee hours). My hands are still not healed from last month’s allergic reaction, so I’m avoiding throwing. I figured buttons would be a good way to test some glazes. On the mug, I’m trying to give my underglaze more of a watercolor look, with gradient edges. We’ll see how that fires.
Glazing, firing and finishing up a quilt I’m working on should keep my hands busy until they heal. My new approach: slathering them in various oils and wearing gloves overnight. This photo does not show you the ugly cracks I have going on on my right hand. No one wants to see that! I’m off allergy meds right now so I can have some testing done soon, so I’ve been feeling pretty out of sorts today. Off to bed I go!
Here are a few songs that represent what’s on my shuffle at the moment when I go for walks. All good stuff. I think I discovered a couple of these artists through the blog Black Eiffel. Rachel has great taste in music, or at least, similar taste to mine, so I always find something good to listen to there.
Here’s a single from the latest Santigold album. (Yes, I still say “album.” I’m old. My sister Angie tells me this is the right word. So I’m not old. Ha!) The whole album is really excellent, all the way through.
Yesterday was our 11th anniversary, so Mom and Lloyd offered to watch the kids while Chris and I went out to dinner. The girls were so excited, they started packing giant suitcases of random stuff as soon as they woke up in the morning. Chris and I went for coffee, did some shop wandering and went out for sushi. I got a girly drink: vodka, sake and juice. The girls played with the water and ate fluorescent cupcakes as the sun set. Isn’t the evening light pretty at my mom’s house?
I’m having a little trouble getting back into blogging when nothing all that interesting is going on. So today I just took photos. Yesterday was all dead car batteries, toddler tantrums, headaches and sunburn. Today was better. Today was …
one of my pots full of hydrangea blossoms rescued by Chris after one of the girls went after the bushes … a completed quilt back, folded next to my newly serviced sewing machine (what a difference) …
and hair long enough for a new haircut.
Tomorrow will be cake-baking, gift-wrapping and teriyaki chicken. (Chris’s birthday!)
Let’s take a moment for me to make fun of myself. OK? Let’s go!
Mommy Blogger pats herself on the back for her beautiful row of hydrangea bushes, heavy with electric blue blossoms (though the credit for the bushes most certainly belongs to the phenomenon of climate change).
Real Mommy spent so much time fussing with garden paths and repotting a gardenia, she allowed the monument to laundry to be built on her bed.
Mommy Blogger gets her kids to cheerfully help clean off the outdoor table for a fun picnic outside on the nice, clean deck!
Real Mommy cannot get her children to take responsibility for their own space, so they destroy their playroom in mere hours. (Yes, they even tore the curtains off the walls.)
Mommy Blogger would like to end things on a nice, pretty note: Mother’s Day flowers (and Spider Man!).
Welcome to my updated blog! I have been meaning to switch over to WordPress for a while, but it took a few weeks of injured hands to spur me to do it. An allergic reaction about a month ago blistered the skin on my hands and made them pretty unusable for pottery. So I took that as an opportunity to end the WordPress procrastination. I’d never laid eyes upon CSS code before this, so I was quite intimidated. I managed to make the site look mostly the way I had planned, but please let me know if something looks funky or out of place.
I will be keeping the old Typepad blogs (My Land and the old Amelia Studio) up until I can get them converted into books. Then they will go away. So if you know of any recipes or links you want from there, get them while you can! If you read my blog on a feed reader, I think you will also have to update the feed.
Anyway, thank you for stopping by. I’m going to try to make blogging more of a priority again. It’s so easy to shoot out a Facebook update or a tweet, and it actually takes whole minutes to compose a blog post, but I do miss having a real blog that acts as a scrapbook, journal and family photo album all rolled into one. I’ll try to do better for you, amelia studio 2.0.