I am out at the Oregon coast today, I have been since driving out on Monday. It was a nice drive, fleeing the heat, on a late Monday morning, getting closer and closer to the blue skyline of mountains that lay in front of me. Mom and I will go out to day to a pottery and glass place nearby, and a local organic farm. We all just walked back from a local coffee place, and I am very excited, they agreed to sell some of my glass jewelry there! It’s a small place, but they do show a lot of local artists, and will open a second store/roastery soon, so I am thrilled to see how my stuff works in the small store. I will bring some of my plates and bowls and coasters too, for him to see, but I will be selling just the jewelry this time around. How exciting!
We saw so many whales yesterday, they are doing more than just surfacing and blowing, they are laying on their sides waving flippers out of the water.
DLJ is getting his brain expanded in California. I miss him, but am glad he is taking a Filemaker Pro class to better his knowledge. I wish his company would let him do more of that. He will be home on Saturday. Tomorrow I go home back towards Portland, and have dinner with someone on my favorite discussion list that I have been on since 1995. Friday is the Japanese Garden party in Portland, and I very much am looking forward to that event.
Then I will start getting my things planned, made, and selected to bring back out here in the next two weeks.
Too hot to torch yesterday, so I fused. This thing is wierd, but I like it in a 2001 Space Odyssey sort of way
Black Hole – 2″ by 1″
I will be hiding most of the day downstairs. But I need to get some honey ice cream started. I made a bunch of beads recently, and took photos this morning so there will be more glass porn soon! =)
Last week was my birthday, and it was a lot of fun going camping with DLJ. We swam in a river, hiked, read books, and had good camping food. I hope we manage to go again this year before Fall, but August is SO crazy. I don’t even know if I can handle all that I signed up for. There’s a block party, 4 days away at Glass Stock on the coast, and then starting to rev up for Thomas’ fall tour…and more glass and beads, and DLJ has to go away to Bend, OR, overnight and wants to visit family at the end of the month of August…he is also gone next week doing Filemaker training. I might go to a party at the Portland Japanese Garden by myself while he is gone.
SO BUSY. Phew.
One thing at a time. Right now, that’s making honey ice cream. Here I go.
Today the torch isn’t lit, I am prepping kiln shelves and mandrels, and will try to get some fusing in later today…
I love this stuff.
Today I have been for a lovely walk in the early morning sun, sipping from the carton of chocolate soy milk I took along with me. I walked along the nearby school grounds, the large sprinklers chit-chit-chitting across the grass. I have errands to run as soon as the remodel boys show up. I think I will work on some fusing projects this afternoon once errands are complete.
I love this set I pulled out this morning. I have been watching Chihuly DVD’s all week and this set was inspired by his exhibit, specifically the ice exhibit, that stood in the sun until it melted in Jerusalem during the millenium.
I LOVE GLASS. Have I mentioned that yet?
Melting in Jerusalem
I know I am hypersensitive, but honestly, if you are going to leave the house to get away from me, let me know at least that you are going! I wandered around the house trying to find DLJ only to find him gone, the car gone. I called and he didn’t pick up so I called 6 times before he did. Then he said he had a headache so he left to go where it was quiet since it was “noisy in the house.”
Whatever. Just tell me, for crissakes. I was downstairs trying to clean up the family room so we can put it back together and I can have my goddamn house back.
Now I am exceedingly sulky. I don’t feel like eating dinner. I don’t want to go out and get tacos. I just want to be alone. I know we will talk it out, and it will pass…but I hate when this happens.
Sometimes I miss being single.
Ground coffee. INHAAAAALE.
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