Studio Musings

Friday, April 11, 2008

Crazy Busy

That pretty much sums up this week! Crazy busy with art, with computer stuff, with stuff for the rentals. But my two Moms are demanding an update, so here goes.

David's slide presentation was Tuesday and it was great, despite all of the computer angst beforehand. Guthrie was helping David put together a powerpoint presentation, and I was helping Guthrie, and David's computer wasn't helping anyone. In the end, we ended up moving the presentation onto my machine. I got a great picture of David & Guthrie slogging through the final bits with the matching macs.

Yesterday we spent much of the day in the metals studio, learning how to make a silver bezel, using flat, fine silver wire for the walls and sterling silver for the back plate. I'm making a bezel for a polymer clay sample I made right before heading to Penland. At first I thought I wasn't really interested in bezels, but the soldering is going easier than I expected, and I think the final product will be surprisingly beautiful (surprising to me) if I don't tear off a corner on the grinding wheel.

Last Friday we learned that one of our apartments in Seattle will be coming open at the end of the month, so I've been trying to help Joe get a Craig's List ad posted, arrange showing times with the current tenants, field calls & emails, etc. The good news is we have 7 showings currently scheduled for Saturday. Wonder if that means we could have asked for more rent? We'll just hope that means we have a new tenant lined up by the end of next week. Keep your fingers crossed!

Yesterday after lunch I took a short walk up the llama knoll to see the wood classes installation up close. It reminds me of Tibetan prayer flags and Native American dream catchers and children's toys and made me happy. So I sat nearby and did some sketch work for my metals work while enjoying the sun. I snapped a few pics while I was there, too.

And we're headed to Nashville right after breakfast on an overnight field trip to see David's show.


  1. and to think nashville is only 6 hours away

  2. can't believe that David looks exactly the same. Doesn't he know that he is supposed to age like the rest of the world?