Saturday, October 13, 2012

Whatever possessed me to draw a black horse? Did I not realize that a black one would have a gazillion dots compared to a nice white one? I’m still working on it, one dot at a time.

Friday, October 12, 2012

The drought continues, both in my mood and the rain forecast. We’ve had 4” of rain since July. It’s very worrisome.

I’ve lost my creative urge, both glass and drawing being just things to occupy my hands. I really need a kick in the pants. I tried making some new murrini last night, and they were less than inspiring. I really like working with silvered ivory, and it works best with making focals (also, with making focals, I get to use a lot more colors than I can with big hole beads). So I’m trying to make some murrini in the turquoise & coral colors. This is what came out last night,


I wish I understood more of the dynamics of the glass and the way the heat distorts it, because this is what the test murrini was like,


Pyr has been going through a teething stage the last couple of weeks. He’s chewed his way through several gloves, a pair of slippers and the shoe laces of my outside shoes. No funny photos of him today. But I do have bird photos, one taking a quite cold bath,




That’s it for today.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

There hasn’t been much to write about, other than winter is coming. It’s been cold and cloudy and windy, and my back hurts and I’m depressed. Only another ten weeks until the days start getting longer, and another four months until I can feel like spring is on its way.

The cardinals have come back to my feeder. I’ve got one arguing with a finch right now. Here’s a photo of one the other day,
and a photo I took this morning, with the sun just coming up. He certainly stood out!
Pyr is growing, but he’s still a big goofy clumsy pup, and not too big to fit on Christian’s lap,
The other day I laid down for a nap, and he was between me and the window. Well, it wasn’t much of a nap for me, between his farting and snoring and turning over and scratching the window with his paws (in his sleep) and then turning over and flopping his big feet on my head. I still love him, though. :)