Monday, September 30, 2013

Summer is Truly Over

Summer is truly over. The rain is boiling down and the garden is looking sad. I have harvested the last of the summer vegetables and I am looking forward to having a cold frame by next spring. It is not the cold so much as the rain here that does so many of the summer vegetables in.

This does not have anything to do with polymer clay unless I make tiny vegetables and count the garden as research. No, the garden is just to keep me reasonably sane.

I have been trying to figure out postage rates for small packages. A good activity for a rainy day. If things are 2cm (3/4 inch) things are okay but if they are thicker the prices get rather high. I am not sure if anyone would be willing to pay six-teen dollars in postage for and item that is eight-teen dollars.

This is more of a rant that anything. I just wanted to make one more post before the month was over.

Monday, September 23, 2013

September - Sliding Toward the New Year

Shawl Pins awaiting shawls
I simply cannot find the time to blog recently. I had visions on blogging from Granville Island but it something that just has not worked out at the moment. This is the time of year that artist and craft people gear up for the holiday rush. There is a constant worry - first that we will not have enough to sell balanced by the fear that we will sell very little. All that we can do now is try to produce the right stuff and take our chances. My next show away from Granville Island is Knit City - I hope to have lots of fibre friendly goods done in time.

A Little view of my table at GI

Thursday, September 5, 2013

It's All About the Edges

Yesterday my son was polishing some of my work on the buffing wheel. Most was fine but some didn't measure up. The front was nice, the back was fine but they didn't feel finished. It was the edges.

I realize that it is always the edges the give the feeling of finish and quality

Years ago when I was working as a landscape maintenance person, my boss told me that even is I could not get a task completely finished by the end on the day It makes the job look intentional and to some degree complete. This is what I strive to do in life.

should finish the edges and rake up the mess.