Friday, February 27, 2009

of course I'm high

when you are a hammer, originally uploaded by nirbhao.

everything in my life is great.

well, there is that one little thing. I like to pretend it's not real. other people seem to be far more concerned about it than I am, unaware what a relief the drop of the damoclean sword would be.

forgive me while I wax poetic.

• I unloaded the klin yesterday. I actually wasn't able to fit everything I had to fire in it, which is fun. more than half of the load was bobbin bowls.

I've started turning any piece I don't like or throw poorly into a bobbin bowl. what a gross idea that I would sell only the work I dislike. the selling happening because of a willing market, as opposed to the available supply. point being that I'm not going to make any more bobbin bowls.

• I've turned the heels on my orange socks. I've been a part of two blanket bouncing ball boxes. I like to add an extra 'b' for good measure-- bbbbb.

• research and writing class and I have a love / hate relationship. the research and writing are fine, but the punctuation either makes me giddy or pisses me off. seriously, who cares whether a period is italicized? WHO CAN TELL?

• family is great. being their silly selves. I love them.

• food is delicious. however, being gluten free and having to cook pretty much everything from scratch means I can get overly ambitious.

• I recently bought a 1TB external harddrive. wasn't it pretty recently that a megabyte was big?

• I've left the hedonistic convent.* kind of scary. mostly awesome. a relationship whose roots have the breadth of friendship and depth of time can grow tall and strong.

* I still argue that hamlet was calling ophelia a whore.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

a ghost who still appears

happy birthday, catholic school crush. thank you. I will always remember and treasure you.

Friday, February 20, 2009

news regarding the party of chickens

5, originally uploaded by nirbhao.

finally, we have a batch of finished chickens. I've been posting one a day in the party of chickens pool and hope to continue doing so for quite a bit.

Jaden drew the kitty in this chicken. isn't it ridiculously adorable?

if you would like a paper template, please either download one or request a nearly-finished tile.

if you use a paper template, I will transfer the image you make onto the chicken with carbon paper. I will try to be true to your color choices, but I am limited in that respect.

send me an email or letter to the contact information listed below, and I will send you a chicken that has been bisque and glazed fired. I'll even pay postage. you can do whatever you want with it. you can paint it, glue stuff on it, drop it into a glass of alka seltzer-- any alteration that strikes you as wonderful. most importantly, take a picture.

send your image (whether template or photo) via either:
• email to, OR
• usps mail to shine, po box 345, ada, mi 49301

you can also directly upload to the party of chickens group pool if you have a flickr account.

and there was much rejoicing!

Monday, February 16, 2009

too much to hold up

, originally uploaded by nirbhao.

the dry weather causes problems throwing, and, if I don't cover the piece *very* well while it is drying, it cracks.

I'm still adjusting to the news. it was always a possibility, but never a reality.

I dreamt that you held me while I ate fruit. I said, "I won't be able to throw for a while." you said, "you probably will have to be careful even typing," illustrating how looking down with shoulders straight could strain the chest.

I'm throwing as much as I can right now.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

band work

, originally uploaded by nirbhao.

go look at my most recent stuff:

you will notice chickens. it's finally working out:

I've made several chickens that only need decoration. hopefully that makes it easier for people than drawing on a template. if you would like a blank chicken tile, send your address to I won't sell it or stalk you. you don't even have to pay shipping. all I want is a picture of the finished work.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

click and hum

, originally uploaded by nirbhao.

glaze firing is one of my favorite things. what I take out certainly does not look like anything I could have made.

this load contains several chickens. now I need to figure out how to photograph them. (or scan them without scratching the scanner bed)

I finally finished Nic's gloves.

City Knitting had a big sale on sock yarn, including noro kureyon. how could I leave it there?