Monday, March 30, 2009

anyone know where to develop 620 film?

I have the fisheye; he has the argus.

I cope pretty well when everything is not real.

a lot of weird dreams lately.

someone sent a great chicken I posted yesterday:

you should make one, too, because they are awesome.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

being busy, I guess

several new items on etsy

including bobbin bowls

which everyone wants to buy until they are on sale

I miss school

what's been going on
even the four hours a week I spend at work are too many

describing, in an exaggerative form, things a person can do with the party of chickens tiles, I suggested dropping in water with alka seltzer

it was neat

the glaze work lately has been extremely intricate

I love my 00000 brush

I've got some shit going on
mostly I've been throwing

I won't be able to for a long time if they crack my chest

I leave you with flowers

Monday, March 16, 2009

return of the estranged rolling pin

On January 5th, somewhere between the kitchen and my studio, I lost the rolling pin. Gone. Several people helped me look, but
the search was futile.

I think we gave up after about six weeks. I still glanced around, but nothing serious.

Today, the rolling pin returned triumphant. Amazing.

Friday, March 13, 2009

go buy things

, originally uploaded by nirbhao.

that way, I can make more.

Grand Rapids people, especially those who frequent City Knitting, don't have to pay shipping. we can execute an IRL hand-off.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

the results are in

, originally uploaded by nirbhao.

first, I figured out the watermark. the excess is done. now for the hotness.

the majority of this blog probably deals with how much I love opening the kiln after a glaze fire. this time, pretty much the entire kiln was filled with bobbin bowls. that's like getting socks as a birthday gift. not cute feety socks, either. white ankle socks.

fortunately, I had a bunch of chickens and two really good pieces for me to stare at my work like pygmalion once did. this is one of them.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

first off, I need a new watermark

, originally uploaded by nirbhao.

we're nearly four hours in to the glaze fire. we being the kiln and I.

I will admit that this timing had a lot to do with needing more chickens, but I mostly filled the kiln with dip-glazed bobbin bowls. honestly, I'll be pissed if no one buys any. I have 18 of them.

my kiln shelves are warped. I suspect this has something to do with breaking a large pyrometric cone in half so that it would fit in the kiln sitter during the last bisque fire. sometimes, I am not the world's most intelligent human being.

I paid $200 for a kiln whose lowest price, which is the beginning bid in an ebay listing, is $350. in that listing, the seller repeatedly notes that the bottom is rotted out. mine, on the other hand, functions perfectly. it came with minor cracks that I have since repaired with kiln cement. the list price new is $1,650.

it is also 12 or 13 years old. clearly a good investment.

I'm really glad that I made art a priority in my life.

Monday, March 9, 2009

always a juxtaposition

I have less to say. I'm doing more.

genuinely, I no longer am able to determine what exactly is reality. no two people have the same thing to say, and I certainly don't trust my discretion.

really what I want is the damoclean sword to stop dangling. do it or don't, my body.

glaze fire tomorrow. mostly bobbin bowls. I'm not going to make anymore. people ask if I sell them and how much for and could I please let them know when they are available, but no one buys them. I don't enjoy making them, which was a major hesitation in the first place. anyway. enough of that.

Friday, March 6, 2009

, originally uploaded by nirbhao.

some of the reasons that I love my family are the same as those that make me crazy. I am now officially the greatest disappointment, taking a medical leave from law school while we sort out the reopened hole in my heart.

I want so badly for none of this to be true.