OR celebrating my son’s birthday late. Whichever, we’ve got steaks on the grill and corn on the cob with it. I’ve got a Chocolate Meringue pie in progress and movies cued up for later tonight. I may have to make a magazine this weekend but I’m going to have a little fun too.
I had a bunch of freelance ads and magazine work to get caught up on tonight. Started Born and Raised and have enjoyed a lovely evening going backwards in time. John’s voice has changed SO MUCH.
Soooo, not to be a downer, but who else won’t be getting their pre-order until the 24th or later? Perhaps while others are doing their happy dance we can find solace in knowing we aren’t alone.
I’ve made it my internet policy not to respond to random internet hate if it’s not directed at myself or a loved one. It’s not because I find bullies entertaining and don’t want to interrupt their flow, but because there is just so damn much of it and where do I even begin to start/stop? And at what point does pointing out a stranger’s stupidity in a public forum become bullying in and of itself? It’s all useless and mean and does nothing for any party involved on any side of the argument except make them feel dirty and sad. But I broke my rule this afternoon. Sometimes you just are going along feeling so happy and joyful about something and then some rude ass makes a mean and thoughtless comment that seems so out of place with the spirit of whatever it is you’re reading about that you just can’t help yourself. You know?
supaslims-ghost replied to your post: Underglaze Chalks, Crayons and Pencils
I wasn’t aware it came in stick form. We usually just mix up our own liquid underglazes in our studio.
I just discovered that you can reply to answers by clicking on the little talk bubble. This is really cool!
It’s amazing all the different application methods available for underglaze. In addition to the crayons I also want to try the stamp pads. But then you have to invest in really cool stamps too or make your own and it’s just a slippery slope to me being broke.
Btw, sorry to read of your passing into ghost form. Hope it doesn’t hinder your work.
I’ll try to dig through my ceramic resources and find specific recipes for you if you would like?
I was actually talking to a more knowledgeable friend last night and we were hypothesizing that I could make some pastel sticks by mixing a little gum arabic with the velvet underglazes I already have (and love) and then pouring them into molds and cooking the moisture out. They’d likely be brittle but could work. I’d love to see what kinds of binders your recipes use.
I’m curious to know if any of my fellow tumblr potters have experience using any of the available underglaze crayons or chalks. I’ve tried pencils but only to label test tiles and I’d like to try out the larger sticks but they are pretty expensive. Are they worth it? Is it like working with a pastel or oil stick?
And makes a damn fine salad as well.
Not just big in scale but big in terms of my evolution with clay. Something that will push me in a new direction away from yarn bowls and mugs. Something that feels important. To me anyway. Not really sure what though.
Will Ferrell and Jimmy Fallon are killing me.
One of the most common arguments against same sex marriage is that “one man, one woman is the way it’s always been for thousands and thousands of years.” Yeah, but no. Humanity has and continues to practice almost every arrangement possible in the name of love, politics, religion and economics. While a man and a woman has been the most common due to biological impulse, it’s not everyone’s preference. Hell, between the 10th and 12th centuries, Christian churches had little problem performing same sex marriage.