Sitting on my table the last few weeks is this box of tiny glass bowls. These become my little ring bowls. Well, they do if I cover them in clay instead of letting them sit on my table…
What’s on your to-do list?
It’s always such a relief to cross off one of those to-do items. Especially when it’s been an in-progress thing for literally years. And writing about clay basics or almost basics is one of those things. I make and sell non-basic supply items – canes – and a huge number of my customers are first time clayers who want to make great stuff their first go.
A few weeks ago I borrowed my friend Laurie (the immensely talented sculptor behind PrairieCrocusStudio) and we shot the pictures for some simple clay tasks:
I’m also organizing some of the other how-to’s on the site so they’ll be easier to find and use. Phew! Part of every year’s new beginnings is the promise that I’ll continue to work on being a little more organized, a little more tidy and a little more diligent. No huge jumps, just subtle things. So shining up parts of the website are right in line.
It seems that posting often – for me that would be most days – is good for my productivity. And since I like taking photos and talking about what I’m working on, we have that rare double bonus.
Today being Saturday we had the usual errands but I got some sweet, solid time in at the clay table as well. First up were a few blends – the one that will be a lavender rose and daisy, the one that became the blue to white of that butterfly-in-progress and the white to off-white one that is in the already reduced white daisy on the right.
A friend popped in and helped process and roll out the bead bases for the next few days so I’m all set!
How’s the creative production going for you?