Tuesday, September 30, 2014

More Stuff!!!

I came across these while I was sorting a bunch of stamps and cutters.  They're made from wooden blocks used for Indian Block Printing.  I stamped and put wash on them to get some idea of what they looked like in positive.  As far as I can remember I have never used them.  They might be interesting on bowl rims or mugs.

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I'm not sure where I got them, possibly at a Gina Halpern (sp?)  workshop from a VERY LONG TIME AGO!  There are the initials GH in addition to my name on the back.

"The time has come," the Walrus said, "to speak of many things."

Cleaning has been a journey of memories.  I keep finding things that I haven't looked at or even thought about.  Part of this is because of the way I moved my studio over here.  I moved all my decoration equipment into this house when P. was terminally ill in 1997.  I sort of got organized when I installed the kilns.  Then I sold my back house, which I had lived in for close to thirty years, and just moved everything as quickly as I could.  Now in addition to reworking my studio so I can enclose part of it for the winter, we are also reconfiguring the entire first floor.  That ought to keep us out of trouble for the winter!

I managed to drop a pound of ground beef and a bag of turkey on the floor when I was searching for something in our little deep freezer.  I'm very happy that Winter and the cats didn't make off with the packages.  The potential for unlimited disgust is not to be considered.  So we are making calzones and sauce tonight and I have started turkey soup for tomorrow.  Oh how I love my crockpot!

We are having a slow drizzle of rain with some heavier showers which should continue until tomorrow.  Every little bits helps.  We have been careful enough with water use so that we should be okay if we have even small amounts of rain.

Woody, or as I have named him Harrelson, is in his hole.  I am sure he is eyeing the mums I have been putting in as great additions to his lunch counter.

Enjoy the day.

As always, thanks for stopping by.............*s*


  1. you sound like you have more projects than I do, sometimes I find it hard to weed through memories and leave them for a time, studios are always in constant flux aren't they, I have yet to organize my drawers completely, your block impressions has given me an idea for using mine, we shall see if I get around to it

    1. Hi Linda.....Cleaning a studio is much harder than cleaning a house; you never know what you might need. If you throw something out you are sure to need it within six months!
      I'm looking forward to seeing your blocks.

  2. We clay artists are always finding things to make decorations on our pots. You make me wonder what I'm going to find 10 - 20 years from now when cleaning the studio or basement.

    1. Hi Lori....You will have some wonderful surprises. Perhaps a dragon will be hiding somewhere!

  3. Hi Suzi,

    Love the stamps and designs - they will be fun to use.
    I also enjoy using my crockpot - especially in winter with a nice stew or casserole.
    Happy October

    1. Hi Carolyn....Thanks. I fell that a crockpot is a necessary item for any kitchen!

  4. Dearest Suzi,
    Oh, you have been through some tough decennia... At times it looks like we never manage to catch up after such drastic changes to life circumstances. But yet, life pushes forward and winters do come our way again, especially in your area.
    Those stamps are very interesting and you preserved them well the way you did.
    I've been for a couple of days without any day-time broadband. When we bought Pieter a new iPhone 4S (yes, just an older one, not the new version) I did install all the programs he needs and completely forgot my broadband allowance. Should have done it in the early morning hours before 8:00 AM from my off peak limit. But till Saturday I have to live with this. Just did add one more GB of use though, otherwise it would completely vanish.
    Have been scanning a lot of old photos though, need to wrestle through that overwhelming task of making everything digital!
    Sending you hugs and love and wish you had some of the rains we got all spring and summer except one dry spell of a couple of weeks.

    1. Hi Mariette....Some times have not been easy, but there are reward. As you say, life pushes on whether or not we join in.
      Being without broadband must make you want to tear your hair! Toes crossed that the problems are soon gone.
      It looks like we are going to have to buy a new scanner/printer. Our very old one will not scan into either of our updated and new computers. We could get an update but since it's almost eight years old we feel that we deserve a new one. And I never thought I would refer to an eight year old piece of equipment as old!
      Drizzling rain and showers until tomorrow. At least the weather allows the ground to soak up any moisture. The plants look so happy. Watering keeps them going, but rain perks them up!
      Enjoy October......where has the year gone?

  5. I feel like you have clued us in on a few details...wouldn't mind MORE of your stories and history!

    1. Hi Gary....I tell my stories in dribs and drabs. I don't want to turn into one of those women of a certain age who go on....and on....and on.....

  6. The crock pot saved us yesterday after 4th 10 hour day + 3 hours driving in a row. It's sort of like magic...stuff goes in...yummy soup comes out. Love those stamps. Can't wait to see what you create.

    1. Hi Claudia.....After a long day, it's so nice to know that you can sit down to a delicious dinner.


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