I see that it is almost a month since I last posted. I really have no excuse...I haven't had any pictures to post, I haven't had anything interesting to say, I've been busy making monsters for an order of twenty bookmarks. Oh, and I had to pick the last of the garden produce and I've been busy making apple butter.
October is one of those months...where I can succumb to depression if I'm not vigilant. Well, I do not have time for depression this year. So...I'm thinking that once my twenty bookmarks are finished and shipped off that perhaps I will reward myself with a gallon of paint. The raspberry walls in the kitchen are woefully faded and I'm tired of the pale green cabinets! I still have a lot of apples to preserve; some to make into apple butter and the rest into applesauce.
I also got some new cookbooks (to replace the ones I gave away...). I've been exploring the outer edges of vegan cooking. Not for health reasons or any other large, political, save-the-world, reasons, but because I'm tired of paying high prices for dairy products--and I don't like milk that much anyway. Most of the things I've tried are very good. I still cannot, however, seem to develop an appreciation for tempeh, even though I have tried several different ways of preparing it.
The studio has new bedding, so now I actually have a place for guests to sleep. And I can see some more organizing and decluttering projects in the near future. And I'm really certain that it is time to learn some new glass techniques. Today I have to make one last monster and the last accent beads for the bookmarks that I intend to ship Friday.
Brent acquired a new beagle rescued from a local shelter...he was supposedly looking for a parrot. He's a cute little dog and christened "Sonic" for his tendency to do everything at hyper-speed.