We have had the the rainy leftovers, but thankfully not the wind, from the Tropical Depression Andrea. Every thing is full to the brim, pond, pool. wheelbarrow, buckets. The sog is here. After having experienced a drought so bad the well went dry, I don't really mind rain....as long as we get plenty of sun too. Rain at night is ideal in my book!
The humidity has finally dropped a bit so things may begin to dry out today. Three days of not being able to work outside really takes it's toll. We are fast approaching 'the jungle effect'.
Needless to say it has not been optimal conditions for drying clay! I have been making planter cylinders, possibly for sale when I get them to the point I want. It has been so wet that after days with the forms still inside them, they were still to wet to support themselves. A judicious use of hair dryer and heat lamps solved the problem. I don't like to resort to heat lamps etc. because there is such a fine line between just dry enough and too dry. I also find when working with a round shape it is oh so easy to do uneven drying......and that leads to great sadness on my part!
I think I'm going to try a more freeform version. When I was still working with my developmentally delayed students we did a really nifty planter using a plastic newspaper bag stuffed with papers for a form.
I'm going to try to make the deadline for Mud Colony. There's always something going on there...just click on the link.
Enjoy a sunny Sunday......and as always, thanks for stopping by......*s*