I just realized that I haven't done a real post in a week. We've had a lot of heat with equally high humidity; I have thought of myself as being exceptionally slothful and doing nothing but lying around or in the pool and drinking iced tea.
Then I started listing what I have done and I don't feel quite so bad. (Puritan guilt can get you every time!)
Does anyone get the CAD daily postings on Ceramics Arts Daily? There is a great post about a 30 Minute Teapot. (Click on the photo of the teapot or scroll the links.) I didn't have a hump mold so I used a bowl. And, being me, I had to mess around a bit, screw up the lid and fix it to some extent. Still I think i was done in an hour. I love The possibilities of this. They are fast enough to do, that I can do them between projects. Teapots as test pots?! Hmmmmm........we'll see, Grasshopper.......we'll see.
I did a variation on my Cuban Bread recipe. I added a cup of uncooked oatmeal and one eighth cup of molasses. I wanted something a little different so I decided to fool around with the basic recipe. I've found that a good bread recipe can be very flexible. It also made great hamburger buns!
This is KikiLaSois after an exhausting go at destroying a pile of mail which I had sorted. She likes to sleep in this position. She is turning into something that more resembles a meat loaf than a cat. She loves to eat the leftovers and will even push Winter away from her own food. Winter was smaller than the cats when we got her and easily intimidated. This pride is the only one I have not been able to leave food out for. I still think it's because they are all rescue cats and for a long time did not know where or when their next meal was coming from. Bad habits die hard.
We are starting a thunderstorm....so I am going to post this over on Mud Colony while there is still time and do an edit later.
It looks like a day of rain is ahead......the gentle, soaking kind....not the wash away in floods kind.
Enjoy the day and the week ahead. As always, thanks for stopping by..........*s*