Mishima not for me

I tried it and I didn't like it.  There was too much waiting around for the perfect moment in the leather hard stage.  I like the results I get when I use the underglaze in the bisque stage and I don't have to worry about wiping away my design.  I have a huge appreciation for Diane Fayt's work.  She is truly amazing to get all those fine clean lines.  What an artist!

 

School is finally back in session for both my kids.  I felt like it was Sunday 4 times this week so I'm pretty happy to get back on a regular schedule.  I asked Logan to take our monster Christmas tree stand down to the basement before he left for school.  He did, but neither of us checked to see if there was any water in the base.  There was and it went all over the family room floor.   Oh well, I needed to mop anyway; I just didn't plan on doing it at 6:30 am.  

 

The plan today is to start organizing the basement.  I called Duke Energy yesterday and got one of their guys to come over to see if I could shut off the electric to the barn and keep electric to the studio while we are tearing down the old barn and putting up the new one.  Charlie, the Duke guy, cleared me and said to just call your electrician and I could get started when I'm ready.  No loss of power to the Gardenhouse!  Yippee!!!  Back to the basement - I need to clean the basement and find any storage space possible to put the stuff I want to keep from the barn while the new one is being built.

ideas

ideas

I love the red roof

I love the red roof

you get the idea

you get the idea

the builder I'm looking at

the builder I'm looking at