I'm making Santas again. These little guys are glazed but not fired. The faces have clear glaze on them; details will come out after firing. The glaze is Speedball red with Spectrum Satin 200 series clear, white and black. I've found that I can use Amaco, Spectrum, and Speedball commercial glazes on unfired clay, thus saving time and money.
I have finally accepted in some part of me that there are no cheap Santas! I can do mice and pigs and penguins easily and quickly. but Santas are time consuming. I think it's a case of finding the right location to market them.
After all the health hassles I have gone through since I retired, I am finally feeling mentally and physically excited about getting back into selling beyond the small from studio sales I have done lately. BTW, my health problems have not been major or life threatening.....more of nuisance factors which have slowed my life down.
This is the top of my favorite beech tree. I love the way the sun hits it in the early morning. It may be the last of what fall color we have had as we are supposedly getting A BIG STORM at the beginning of the week....hurricane, snowstorm and northern blast of cold....it's FRANKENSTORM! Oh Please! Yes we will prepare for the worst, but it's also time to clean up the yard for winter; work that has to be done anyway. Any rain will be welcome; wells are beginning to have problems here on top of the hill.
I'm sorry if I sound a bit cynical about this, but I can't help feeling that there is just a bit of disaster porn going on here. You would think we had never had a storm before.
It's supposed to be nice through tomorrow.....good outdoor weather. It never hurts to prepare.
This will also be posted at Mud Colony. Jump over and see what is going on. More posts every week. What do they call hurricanes Down Under?
Enjoy the week end and as always.............thanks for stopping by............*s*