Tolkien, artist

Fighting with Glass

 So, I ground down and did the final shaping on my glass on Thursday night, then figured a firing schedule that should have allowed some slump of the glass.  I set the program, fired the glass, and nothing happened. 

So, I adjusted the firing schedule, set the new program with some longer times, and fired that yesterday.  Again, I still didn't get the results that I wanted.  So, today I will get aggressive (and hold my breath hoping that I won't ruin things by doing a more aggressive firing).  Before I leave for breakfast today, I will have the kiln firing for the third time on this group of glass.  I have two other batches waiting for this group to finish.  Oh well, eventually it will all work out.  It's pretty, and I can work with it the way that it is, but I would prefer to have my glass slumping in the way that I envision. 

It's been a great ride so far and I've enjoyed all of it.

The world is supposed to end today, or at least the "Rapture" is supposed to happen...on a rolling schedule at 6:00 p.m. tonight.  I guess I'll meet all of you later tonight since I certainly won't be Raptured anywhere.  The whole thought of being with people who are that single-minded, without the different opinions that a variety of belief systems can inspire.  But, if the world does happen to end...well, it's been a great ride and thanks for all the fish.  
I'll see you later tonight for sure!

Do you have a separate room or area for your craft work?
Those things that deal with chemicals or fire, I do in my laundry room. It's the only room with a concrete floor. I do have a craft room (which is in a horrible state of disarray just now) as well as a den (which is full of scattered "organization" projects right now) and my computer room (which is also messy and full of my reference books - at least those that I can't get on epub). My poor long-suffering DH won't let me bring home any more "stuff" because we're out of room :-) I think that a bit more organization would be treat, but also fully admit that I do have a lot of equipment and supplies :-)

- Erulisse (one L)
who will be toasting the Rapture with wine tonight, long after all of the "called" have left the rest of us to party.