Thursday, February 18, 2010

Then on Thursday and Friday of last week...

OOPs I have to start with a little back story; on February 7th I gave a demo on enameling to the LA chapter of the PMC Guild, the New Metal Artists. A great group of ladies. Because of the demo I had 4 charms in various stages of completion, to show all the steps in enameling. So Thursday and Friday which were cold and rainy, perfect weather for snuggling with a 1400 degree kiln, I completed three charms.

I'm very happy with how they turned out. Two are for the guild's "charms for charity bracelet" project and the other one is for me to do with what I will. Maybe I'll start that charm bracelet I've always wanted.

That leads us to Saturday of last week. A dear friend of mine was in town and totally spur of the moment we decided to go to the Getty. We walked thru the beautiful rooms and talked about art, life, books, and well everything. It was a magical day.
And last, but not least by any means, Sunday I finished painting my living room.

This project has been on my "to do" list for about three years. I don't know how, but it just never got started or finished, until Sunday. Don't think I can paint an entire room in one day. That's superwoman stuff and I'm no superwoman. The painting of the doors and trim started on Tuesday, went to Wednesday, and final touches Thursday night. All in all about 15 hours of doors and trim. Then on Sunday I edged and painted the room, that took about 5 hours. So total running time on this project about 20 hours to a new room. Totally worth it.

It was an amazing week. That's the thing about turning around and focusing on the future. There's so much more to do tomorrow than you can fix about yesterday. Thank you all for your patience.


Chocolate and Steel said...

those charms are so beautiful! Great design and color.

Paige said...

Thank you so much. I'm really happy with them. next on the list is plique jour earrings that will convert into a pendent. At least that's the plan. I have the basic shape done in Metal clay. Now I'm bending cloisonne wire. Lots of bending cloisonne wire.

Phoenix said...

Love, love, lovity love love the charms . . . the colors are so vibrant. I now hafta try the leaded enamel :)

Paige said...

The colors are what drew me to the leaded enamels. They say the unleaded are getting as beautiful but I'm very happy with the leaded.