Friday, February 20, 2004

The Friday Five, is it Friday already? Where did the week go? Three weeks til Spring Break.
1. ...went to the doctor? Thursday. Acupuncture. Very good Stuff.

2. ...went to the dentist? August, every six months.

3. ...filled your gas tank? couple of weeks ago. put in three dollars this morning.

4. enough sleep? ?

5. ...backed up your computer? I backed up my files at the end of the semester. But back up important stuff on the Flash nearly daily.


Thursday, February 19, 2004

This looks to be a good site for those of us trying to do this kinda thing. Web Teacher : Resources for Teaching Web Design : Book Reviews
We watched the best video yesterday afternoon. It was how to do DOS and install Windows 98. Exciting it was. If you have ever loaded Windows 98 you know what I mean.
Got home last night and fired up the studio. We had a fellow come into town and he was demostrating some torch work. Great stuff. Greg is going to be the torch worker I think. Hopefully he will be teaching some classes in it this summer.
Anyway I got our new colors in and tried the TurkishBleu. It is a great color. I did an optic mold and got some great lines on the piece. Hopefully it will come out good. I need to figure out pictures on this thing and get some posted.
All is well. Peace.

Wednesday, February 18, 2004

I did make a paperweight on Sunday with three squares of color (solids blue, purple, green). I did the first gather and coned it on the marver and came right down on the green, melted a bit and shaped with a graphite marver. I did a second small gather and coned it and picked up the purple, melted and shaped. Third gather for the blue. Did a small gather over the blue. Then dipped in deep to encase the whole thing in clear. It is a really cool effect. The squares just floating inside. There are some bubbles from picking up the color. Maybe heat them next time. Also ran into some scum coming from the graphite marver, it left trails on the glass and some tiny bubbles too.
This is something to work on. Perhaps cut the glass into letters and make initials for some custom paperweights.

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

I have been looking at Blogs. I found one with a link to this page. I am due for the second level.
Not much happening here. Working on Microsoft Project a bit and learning some. Trying to figure out how to grind glass correctly. Downloading tip sheets from HIS Glass Works.
Well. Be good and don't forget...

Monday, February 16, 2004

It looks like the people I know who Blog all had a weekend to remember. No posts. This says to me...I did not even consider the Blog. Except the Icie chick and we know what she was doing between sessions.
Blew some glass on Saturday. It was a pretty good day. Got a lot of the glass cleaned up and ready to sell too. Made some paperweights and magnets on Sunday as nobody came out to work so I was alone. It was a good day tho.
Presidents Day - why are we in school? When did it become okay to not have this day off? Why do we no longer celebrate the birth(s) of Washington and Lincoln? Long way to go until Spring Break. Speaking of...what are your plans?