A Fine Edition to any Table...
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|Center a three pound hump low & wide, as if you were throwing a regular plate|
|Throw a foot ring|
|With a wooden rib, make a deep undercut - about a half-inch|
|Cut of plate from the bat with a twisty wire, but leave it on the bat. You can cut straight or not, depending on the pattern you want.|
|Place a second bat on the foot ring. Line up the pin holes to get the plate as close to the center of the second bat as you can.|
|Flip the plate between the two bats, like a clay sandwich|
|See? Looks like crap.|
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A person commits a Class E crime if that person knowingly causes an official inspection sticker to be attached to a vehicle that does not conform to the inspection standard....and I don't see how he could have failed to be aware.
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Well I feel just like you
and I cry just like you
But I heal
Just like you
and under my skin
I'm just like you....
|Oops, thistle sock is empty!|
We'll have to settle for sunflower seeds
|Soap mess before|
|Soap mess after - and a Fine Mess it is, too|
|Carve thru wax and into the clay with a sgraffito tool|
|Brush on underglaze|
|Wipe excess off with sponge|
|Do it some more...|
|Me, before coffee|
|Me, after coffee|
That's probably enough. I have not forgotten that pushing myself too hard resulted in the Great Burnout of 2016, so will continue to build in self-care. I'm kind of excited that there is now a yoga studio in downtown Augusta, just a half mile from my house! I can't afford to go every week - most weeks I only have $15 (or less) discretionary income, and a yoga visit is $12 - but I promise myself to get there once or twice a month.
Rebuild my inventory. That's job one. The rest all depends on this. To that end, I will block out my glaze firings, to give me a framework in which to schedule other aspects of production. Start sending out a newsletter! I actually spent the bucks - AND YOU KNOW HOW I HATE TO DO THAT - for Publisher, to reify this. The right tools matter, and I tried dinking around with OpenOffice to get this done last year, and it didn't go well. This actually needs to be an annual event, but it doesn't get done unless I type it out, so: I need to review my accounts, decide which are performing well as is, which consignment accounts would be better as wholesale, and which, sadly, are not making money for either of us. Get a truck! This is a biggie and a toughie. It's been an obstacle to doing art fairs for a while, so I decided to do it in reverse: apply for a fair I want to do, which will then force me to get a truck to make it happen! Of course, I might not get in the fair, there's never a guarantee; but either way I need a truck. I have my eye on a real vintage doozie, but any truck (that runs) is better than no truck.