I don't know if I can make 2020 any more bazaar or worse, but my new-to-me banjo came this past week. Now to get some different strings put on it to really make it pop...for it's size, it's pretty loud already...but I'm used to the volume of an accordion and everything is quiet after an hour of so of that. I'm going to have to build up my fingers a bit...the stings are killing me.
The goat got out (and thankfully it was just the one ...not the 50 in the herd) of the paddock twice this past week...little imp. Big Zeke, the guard dog, was like, "Meh"...and just sort of let him roam around. Farmer Tim had to come up the second time to gather the goat...first time he got out he eventually wandered to the gate to be let in. Goats aren't stupid...they just put themselves and people in the proper perspective and apply appropriate attitude to make that clear. The herd is being moved down the ravine today.
Work continues on the new workshop curriculum. Our daughter, Katy, is certified to teach intentional creativity and asked us to partner with her on a series of workshops. The four classes will be held over two weekends, including four unique pieces and all done virtually as live webinars. Talk about intense. The samples are constructed (and in most cases, reconstructed with changes) and test video has been shot for framing. I'm a bit concerned about the audio, but that's why we test all the stuff up front right?
This week has us doing a trunk show in North Carolina with Friends and Fiberworks in Ashville and then virtually flying across the country to do a workshop through Mischief in Oakland, CA. Who's on First?...I don't know...I'm just trying to figure out what day of the week it is. The Covid Calendar is wacked.
Lickinflames is known for making special yarn bowls, shawl pins and closures along with a line of mugs, plates and wall decor. Lickinflames is proud of it's 45 year history of making pottery using raku, obvara and feather decorations. The beautiful patterns created by saggar firing, especially tin foil saggar simply fascinating. All the work is handmade using stoneware clay.