Coffee was long ago and far away (first in the New York skyline mug, then in a go-cup from the coffee shop on the ground floor of my dentist's office building), "Girls in Their Summer Clothes"by Bruce Springsteen on iTunes. The teeth are cleaned and checked, and the kiln load is in for the day. Now a quick post and then off to pick up the Sprout from school and to prepare for the usual Thursday craziness of gymnastics followed by ballet. I'll be glad when this year's over.
As I juggle Sprout extracurriculars this afternoon I will also finish the layout for my ACRE booth and order the display units (pedestals, tables, whatever) for the tabletop pieces. Then I'll finish my 800 word article for the summer issue of Profitable Glass (the extension of the print article on product viability), and I'll have three more frogs swallowed. Tomorrow is another day of swallowing frogs for me and a run to Greenville for Stacy.
Yesterday when we (Bill and Elaine from EMW and I) reviewed the new glass pieces in the stands we were all less than impressed with the glass for the new koi pieces. Rather than just leaving it, I re-made one of the 24" X 16" rectangular pieces and the 20" round piece this morning. We'll go ahead and take one of the two 24" X 16" rectangular pieces I had yesterday (there is one for a stand and one for the wall) and the 20" round to the show: The round piece is easy to swap back and forth so I can show both, and, who knows, someone might like an aqua and green glass so subtle as to be almost not there (at least to me). The new pieces have to go in the crate at Elliott Metal Works by early afternoon tomorrow to ship off to Vegas, hence the drive for Stacy.
The surprise winner in yesterday's glass was a new colorway I created for the ginko wall piece. It has yellow, lime green and turquoise with swirls of deep purple. Turns out it is stunning with the koi pieces so I added a bit of orange in the pieces for today and I have high hopes for success tomorrow. There's also another Cosmos 24" X 16" rectangular piece in with the koi pieces to replace the one that cracked yesterday when I removed it from the kiln (for the Float stand). Much glass happening in the studio right now.