Coffee in the New York skyline mug, "If Everyone Cared" by Nickleback on iTunes. And the phone rings. The shed for the studio is being delivered/built tomorrow and they just called to let me know the 6' 8" door I special-ordered won't go on the side wall like I need it too. But they are really accommodating and they're going to build me a 6' 3" door instead. Being 6' tall, a 6' door (which is what the shed comes with standard) is a constant recipe for pain.
But the shed is for tomorrow, and I am all about today. Today I am driving to the hinterlands of South Carolina with the new glass pieces for ACRE so they can be shipped out with the Elliott Metal Works pieces in a specially built crate and we can save on shipping. I cracked the kiln at 6:30 this morning a bit reluctantly as I cracked a piece of glass by removing it too soon from yesterday's firing. The crack doesn't go all the way through a 16" X 24" Cosmos panel for a float stand (see pictures in a previous post) and now I'm going to have to refire it or make a new one if the refire fails (it could either fuse back together seamlessly or it could finish cracking all the way) and ship the finished piece to Vegas. The load in the kiln right now is all big pieces--12" X 18", 16" X 24" and 20" round--so I am justifiably nervous.
Now the road is calling and I still need a shower. Ciao!