Saturday, May 1, 2010

Happy May Day !!!

It Worked !!! !!! !!!

Well, we've missed the Herb Fest at the Farmer's Market.  We worked through Friday.  Even though we woke up early today we got a later start today than we had hoped.  Still it was a relaxing morning for us.  After a little time in the yarden we both got busy.

Pat and Ink cuddled in the wildflower garden.

Pat spent her day in the studio, finishing up a couple of tricky time-consuming repairs and she finished a new pendant of ours.  Then, at the end of the day she, in her own words " . . . got lost in design-ideas!"  Which is always a good thing for us!

I invested the flask of new ideas I sprued yesterday.  An hour later it went into the kiln.  I spent the rest of the day shooting waxes for our production work.  (Besides the galleries that need work we'll be at the Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival in less than two weeks.  There's a lot of work to do!)

I slowed my burn out cycle down long enough to make dinner.  As soon as we finished it was time to cast . . .

Then the wait for the flask to cool just enough to be quenched . . .  Only then did we finally know that our new ideas worked and are now real in sterling silver.

This is very exciting and opens up a whole range of new natural growth in our work.  It will be interesting to see where we take these ideas . . .

Until then, Happy May Day to all!!!

Tomorrow will be our day off.  It'd be nice to make it to the Herb Fest, but if the rain holds off we'll be digging plants to transplant in at our Friends John and Nancy's.