I'm not sure if I remember if it was this warm last Halloween...but it was sure warm enough this one. What's the deal?
We are busy getting ready for our Christmas Sale (Dec. 4th - 5th) and would surely appreciate a little cooler weather to get us in the festive spirit. I'm mean really! The mosquito's tend to make studio time less than pleasant so it would be nice to have a cool breeze to blow all our troubles away.
But yes, like I said, we are hard at work, between coating our legs with Deet, we are hard at work in the studio making stuff for our upcoming home sale. We are trying to learn from last years sale what to make more of and less of and what to not bother to make at all. I think we are doing well. I, being currently without employment again, have had much more time to get clay covered than Cheyenne. Think she is feeling the time crunch even though we still have a solid month or more to get stuff finished. She'll get it all wrapped up and with stunning work as usual. FYI, Cheyenne apparently has an image in this months, well last months maybe, issue of Clay Times. We haven't seen it yet...but folks say it's the truth. It's an article and images from this years Strictly Functional Exhibition. She's good! She gets in that show every year. I on the other hand have given them my 30 clams every year for almost 10 years in a row and never gotten in. But I'm not bitter or anything.
Ah, a cool Florida day would be so nice. It gets me motivated to do stuff. As vague as that sounds, it's true. Stuff. So much stuff to do. If this lovely old 1925 Florida Cracker house we bought could learn to fix itself it would make my life so much easier. I mean really!
Don't get me wrong...it's my pleasure to do landscaping and "stuff" like that. I'm a lousy carpenter, but I do enjoy it...but it's the little things you know that drive me nuts. The little things like having to redo our main plumbing line. As fun as cutting decades old cast-iron sewer pipe and digging trenches and hoping that my being a cheap ass and doing the work myself doesn't backfire on me sounds...I think I would rather be making pots or working in the garden. Cheyenne has a great fall garden going. The girl is good folks...I tell you what.
But yes, a cool Florida breeze would be nice. I think the wind sounds different in the fall. A crisper, deeper sound to it. I swear it does. I'm hoping that it's cooled down some by the time I fire again at the end of November. Nothing beats firing the Soda kiln and not sweating to death every time I have to check the oven.
In January we are having a show at St. Pete Clay. looking forward to that of course. It should be cooler by then. We are hoping to mix up our work there some. Maybe figure out how to do some collaborative work. Which is sort of hard because we work so different. Less hard maybe...more challenging. Anyway, I'll post more info on that show when it gets a little closer.
Well it just turned 5am and I've officially been awake all night!!! What a great feeling insomnia is, I mean really!
Heading to Skopelos Greece
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