Coffee in the Chicago skyline mug, "Harem in Tuscany" by Gogol Bordello on iTunes. It was a good concert, but again this week, I feel old--too much noise, too many people (where *did* those other 1198 people come from?!?), out too late, a little too much hard cider and hot sake (and isn't THAT a combo to conjure with). Blech today, and looking forward to more firing. More shipping. More orders to process. And sidelights to do the final fuse on. I say final, but due to unfortunate time constraints the final also will be the first with all the components together.
Up till now I have been working piecemeal on the sidelights--making gems, doing simultaneous design and layout (the way I work best), making more gems, cutting more raw elements, and doing more design--adding to the final work a little more every day. Today, instead of the planned tack-fuse, I am going to have to Very Carefully full fuse all the gems, cut elements, and frit together as the sidelights are scheduled to be installed on Saturday morning and they will need a long time to cool.
Better hop to it!