Tuesday, October 21, 2008

In the studio...

So, have made new batches of gum ammoniac, pounce and gesso. Did you know that cuttlefish bones REALLY stink if you get too close when grinding it up? Ewwwww.

Today I have been gilding and now just have to wait out the drying time. I've been doing initials and smaller stuff rather than full on illuminations. Making Christmas cards to send out, want one? I'm making them with gouache, 24ct gold and Arches HP Satine. Email me name and postal address. I swear I don't have enough energy to stalk you, if you're worried. Oh, and don't wait until later, cos you'll probably get an Easter card instead! hehehehe.

I took Ann's advice and decided not to keep shoving furniture & stuff in the studio around as I am still feeling less energetic than usual. Hopefully the ants in the pants will return soon and I'll be happy. I have been walking for 30 mins but then have to have a nanny nap to recover.

Hubby went away for 2 weeks to the tropics, so I'm a tad jealous. He is working though, so I'm not that jealous LOL

We finally bought a new dishwasher as the one I had is 19 and only works erratically [the youngest daughter] so I sucked it up and spent the money. It was on sale though, $495 for a Dishlex is cheap!

Well, must twaddle off and start dinner.

Now playing: Graeme Connors - Let The Canefields Burn
via FoxyTunes

1 Even Wiser people reply:

Ann ODyne said...

Any money spent on a dishwasher is money well-spent, congratulations.
19 years is good. On the new one that would be 50c per week.Value!

and those Nanny Naps are the ones we don't mean to have, but do.
If I sit down with the paper, I wake up 20 minutes later still holding page 3.
I am very happy for the Americans tonight. Did you see Oprah out in that huge crowd in Chicago, and most of them weeping. Why do we cry when we are extremely happy, ie weddings and babies n stuff?
funny world,

peace and love to you