Friday, June 29, 2007

Old prints going on Etsy now too...

Since I have a coupla prints left over from when I did Photography en mass, I thought I would clear those out, too. So they will start appearing in my
Etsy shop
. I have no immediate plans to make any more of these although I do still have the negatives around. I have no resourcce for running more prints, tho.
The prints are all done in the ACTUAL darkroom! Woah. And have absolutely NO digital fixings at all involved in either the image or the printing. We are talking actual film (35mm), negative and printing.
All the animals in my photos died naturally (considering being run over by a car is natural). I have not to my knowledge ever killed an animal. I did hit a bird once in my car, but it flew away.
So, that said, go check them out!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

selling my polaroid transfers, all of them are going...

So I am selling off my supply of polaroid transfers from the old days. They are going on my etsy shop for about $20 each with free shipping in the United Sates of America, about $5 shipping to other parts of the world. They come with a 5x7 mat in most cases and really really nifty. If you don't know anything about the polaroid transfer process, try checking THIS palce out.
You end up with a unique print hat has the same image as another, but a very different look. I don't have a whole lot of them left, maybe about 25 or so of different images. I will be putting them up on the
Etsy shop
over the next week or so. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Having a sale on my Etsy shop!

I am putting my pirate-moonshine jugs on sale at my etsy shop. These are wheel-thrown and each little skull and crossbone was made painstakingly by hand. So. GO and

Monday, June 25, 2007

I wish my life were more exciting..

But it is not. So I really have not much to say. Are all electricians like other repair services, where they keep pushing back the date they can come by? This guy is still not here to get me hooked up for a kiln. Sigh.
Otherwise... I guess there is not much happening art-wise in my life right now. Plpanning on posting another 2 or so things to my
Etsy shop
. Gimmie another day or two...

Sunday, June 24, 2007

kinda sad, but fun

So, about the county fair... Can I tell you how cool it is? They have a "fresh herbs" category. I mean really, you don't get better than that :). Also I have to say that my peices took 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th places. BUT. I also have to say that there were only 5 entries in that category! Woo Hoo!! I am SO cool! hm. well. maybe a little cool? just for taking the time to enter the danged things?
Sigh. Well anyway. the electrician comes tomorrow to refit my grarge for the kiln. I soent all week cleanign out a spot big enoug for the dang thing, hopefully it will work out...
Oh, and the quilts at the fair were AMAZING! I am not a big quilt fan, but DANG! there was some incredible work there....
But, you do realise what winning those ribbons means, right? I am now....

so cool

Saturday, June 16, 2007

To buy or not to buy?

So I amlooking at this used kiln. It is a
1027, but an older model without all the bells and whistles such as fully automatic everything. But... it does go to cone 10 and is only a coupla years old. So! I would need to get my garage wired for it, (it is crazy wiring) but I do have a good place for it. Hmmmm... I am kinda leaning towards it. Heck, if it doesn't work out, I could always resell it....
Then all I would need at my home is a wheel to make more monster cups/bowls/plates. But then I may end up waist deep in ceramics as I cannot find a gallery who will show my stuff. But again, I have not looked terribly hard for one either. Perhaps that is wher eI should start :)

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Oh, the FAIR!!

I forgot. I will have soem stuff at the Placer County Fair next week. The fair! Can you believe it? We are talking cows and goats and pigs and art! Oh and usually there is someone's Beanie Baby collection or nest collection. How much fun can one have for under $10?! Really, you should go, really...

The fair! The fair!

I got some stuff from the kiln...

SO I got a bunch of stuff outta the kiln, but... I am SO disappointed in what it looks like. I usually use a cone 10 firing (2350 degrees F) but since I no longer have access to that kiln, I have had to use an alternative one. This kiln only goes up to cone 5 (2230 degrees) and, can I tell you what a difference that extra 120 degrees makes! dang. I had no idea. The top is what rutille looks like when fired to cone 10. Rather impressive, huh? The bottom image is what cone 5 does to cobalt and rutille oxides. I think I will be needed to get a kiln that goes to cone 10. I had wanted to save the energy that is needed for reaching cone 10, but if I don't like the result, what is the point?

Here it is!

I plan on posting here regularly throughout the summer. Hopefully, I will be able to keep people updated on what I am doing art-wise as I have peopel asking.. :)
Thanks for checking this out!