Coffee in the Los Angeles skyline mug (Ren, get posting!), "Finest Worksong" by R.E.M. on iTunes. In honor of yesterday's successful treadmilling, I searched for "work" in my music library this morning and found many good songs. Unfortunately, the treadmilling was about the only success from yesterday--except for the new mermaid piece.
For the first time in a very, VERY long time the irid on the back of the Bullseye glass in my pieces reacted with the thinfire on the shelf and ruined two of three 16" X 24" panels fired on Saturday. If that wasn't bad enough, three of four 16" rounds had a brownish streak in the the clear area of the glass that wasn't there before the glass was fired. It's definitely in the sheet glass--not a contaminant on the surface, but it must have been a striker color because I couldn't see it before I fired. I assemble on white paper so any discoloration would show glaringly before the piece ever made it into the kiln.
So today I have to remake all those pieces. But before that, the dentist. But before that, treadmilling. *sigh* doesn't sound like a fun day, does it? At least the pictures are pretty.