Thursday, April 19, 2007

Juggling Many Hats

Coffee in the New York skyline mug, "Don't Cross the River" by America on iTunes. I succumb yet again to the golden age of rock 'n' roll (16). Although in this case the song was originally released in '73 and I was only 12... so I was precocious. Notice that this isn't my first cup of coffee today. I have already taken J to school, taken the dogs to the groomer, picked up the drycleaning, weighed in at Weight Watchers, ordered a sheet of extruded pvc that I will pick up this afternoon, and arranged pick-up of my new stands for tomorrow afternoon. Now if I can get a quick couple of kiln loads in I will be caught up!

Yesterday I did a mock booth set-up in the driveway and I am definitely taking the plunge and buying the hard walls. Instead of worrying about an exact fit I am planning to overlap the smaller pieces on each side so that I will never find myself in a situation where my space is too small to set-up my booth. Now all I have to figure out is if I can get away with 3 mm sheet pvc or if I need the 6 mm. The 6 mm is twice as heavy and almost twice as expensive so it would be nice to be able to get by with the 3 mm. But it is very floppy sloppy. However the 3 mm will make a great photographic background so I am buying a sheet today and drilling it to test for the walls before setting it up for photography. If it works, I go with 3 mm for the walls. If it doesn't, I get the 6 mm. It's a win-win. And I am buying another sheet of the 6 mm and having it cut up to be the new lower shelves on my pedestals. Now I just need to get more cross bars for bracing the middle of the walls...

Amazon finally got their act together and I am now verified as the author of A Beginner's Guide to Kiln-Formed Glass. I have begun my first post for it, but it is harder to write than I thought it would be. Will work on it more later. After all, it's still 6 months and 13 days till the book comes out.

Now off to kiln!

1 comment:

Bill Paley said...

Or, to put it another way, the book's not finished yet...