Tuesday, September 12, 2006


No coffee yet, "Manic Monday" by the Bangles on iTunes, 326 new words yesterday. I have a theory about energy. Your body continually creates and stores your energy... somewhere. You have to use energy to do things. There is a spigot on the storage tank that opens to release the energy needed to power you as you do things. Sleeping takes less energy than jogging so the spigot just trickles when you are sleeping. It flows steadily when you are jogging. Anxiety attacks in the middle of the night are caused by the spigot releasing a geyser of energy and the activity of dreaming is transformed to waking nightmare.

My spigot is broken and needs a plumber. It gushed and I jittered from 6:00 am until about 4:00 pm yesterday when it gummed up (and I collapsed) and then it gushed again from 7:00-10:00. You can tell if your spigot is working because you feel normal--just enough life force is being released to do what you need to do. If you feel like you've had a triple shot of espresso when you haven't had any caffeine at all, that's a sign your spigot is out of whack.

The whole spigot metaphor leads to my state today. I barely dragged my sorry butt out of bed at 7:30, grumpily got everyone out the door for work and school, and now I need to collect myself, get the pieces in the studio finished (grinding and polishing) for the photographer at 10:00. This afternoon I need to get at least one project done (written).


It's now 6:15 pm. I spent the entire day at the photographer's. Of the new orchid melt pieces three out of four have cracked--including the one I made into a 12" square clock for the Creative Spirit 12" Squares show. I am convinced I am having a latent compatibility-shift problem--probably with the orange and yellow glasses. Clearly I can't have this problem in a book project so I am going to have to redo this project (again) with different colors. I think I will do purples, teal, French vanilla and something else.


Now it's 9:20. I ate dinner with my family and watched Bones (downloaded from iTunes). Then I went into the studio and ground the tabs off little paisley circles for an hour. Now a little more t.v. (Standoff) and the bed. It'll be time to post again before I know it.


Bill Paley said...

...and no writing?

Barbara Muth said...

Teal and vanilla will react Brenda.. I'd go very light on the teal unless you want lots of dark lines in the melt.


Brenda Griffith said...

Hmmm. 1108 cathedral teal reacts with French vanilla? I admit to not having combined them before, but I wasn't expecting a reaction. Although the black lines do add a certain dramatic flair to the piece...

Barbara Muth said...

When you said Teal I thought you meant Teal Green 0144. 1108 is actually Aquamarine Blue. Isn't that the really really dark one? Anyhoo, 0144 definitely will react with French Vanilla. I can't be absolutley certain because the piece is gone now, but yes, I am pretty sure the 1108 will alsoe react with 0137.