SILLY BALOON MUGS
I have finally figured out how to make mugs using balloon as a form. The trick is to use big balloons and only blow them up a bit.....DUH! I left the seams showing on the exteriors and put the little feet on at different angles. Part of me wants them to be very straight up and down, but I am liking more and more the ones that are tilted. I have enough to experiment with different methods. Also may go in a slightly different direction with my decorations. The ideas are flowing. Now the thing to do is to get stuff into order so I can have some idea of how to get where I want to go.
I have to finish the rims and give each a final going over for stability, clay crumbs etc.
We'll see, grasshopper......well see....
THE DEER ATE MY HOSTAS!
I have five hostas in planters along the driveway. They are supposed to look like this.
Instead four of the five look like this. Notice that they ate just the leaves not the stems. The night before they ate all the buds off a day lily out in the woods and a bunch of violets.....no big deal but I did sprinkle ground chili peppers all over the area. It never dawned on me that they would attack the hostas. Silly me, I should know better! I think the fifth one survived when Winter went out late at night. The really galling thing is that the violets growing in the planters were completely ignored. Why eat violets when there is this tasty salad?
And here is Winter looking like butter won't melt in her mouth after digging three Winter sized holes in the yard.
This first day of summer is being escorted in by a heat wave. It's supposed to be up in the nineties today and tomorrow at least, with high humidity accompanying the temp. Personally, I thrive in this weather, but then I can take frequent breaks, sip iced drinks and sit in the shade....and of course there is a huge difference between heat in the city and heat in the country.
Enjoy the Solstice.
Thanks for stopping by............*s*