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March Meet the Maker 2018: Days 26-31

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Need to catch up? Days 1-5; days 6-10; days 11-15; days 16-20; days 21-25. March Meet the Maker Day 26: Books, Blogs, and Podcasts. Yes, please! Except I know I'm going to leave something out - I hate doing lists like this on the fly. I always think of six more things I should have said after I hit "post". Books? Anything by Sheri Tepper; Jane Yolen; Ursula LeGuin; Charles DeLint; Roger Zelazny; Tana French; Jonathan Carroll; Elizabeth Moon; or those Haldeman boys. Blogs? Well, there's mine, of course, but also I, Asshole; Book View Cafe; Myth & Moor; and Wave Without a Shore....

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March Meet the Maker 2018: Days 21-25

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Need to catch up? Days 1-5; days 6-10; days 11-15; days 16-20. March Meet the Maker Day 22: Sketchbook & Lists. Well, I don't sketch, really, but I have lists out the wazoo. And I just so happen to be pouring over previous planners right now looking for some information I hid from myself, so here's a shot of what my lists look like. There are a couple of "sketches" there, and I use that term super loosely. One thing I do with yarn, when I'm doing multi-colors - especially complicated ones - is that I draw out the skein and then chart...

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March Meet the Maker 2018: Days 16-20

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Need to catch up? Days 1-5; days 6-10; days 11-15. March Meet the Maker Day 16: Helper. (I skipped yesterday, "Boomerang", which is a free app I've been thinking about learning but this is not the best week to teach an old dog new tricks...) I get a lot of help. Well. "help". I mean, sometimes I do get actual real help, from friends who will come over sometimes when I'm swamped, to wind yarn or glaze simple ceramics for me. But most of the time this is the kind of help I get. My "staff" consists of two house...

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March Meet the Maker 2018 Days 6-15

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Spoiler alert, I skipped Day 15, so this is only 11-14. You can read 1-5 here and 6-10 here. March Meet the Maker Day 11: Branding. My logo was designed by a friend and I have never thought of anything else. I may have changed the typeface I use on some things but the stamp/typewriter key with the "H" for my last name? Yeah. That never changes and I don't see that it ever will. I put it on my bags for craft shows, my boxes for mailing, and I did forget to put it on these brand new business...

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March Meet the Maker 2018: Days 6-10

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Continued from here....! March Meet the Maker Day 6: Workspace. Here's the inside of my studio; to the left of the frame there's a long shelf that holds more molds, drying greenware, and bisque waiting to be painted. Then I have three wheels (two Brents and a Pacifica), a pouring table, a rolling table with my slab roller, a table with glazes, a rolling table for glazing, a rolling table for wet work (slab building, putting handles on mugs, etc), a rolling table for clean work (wrapping soap, making stitch markers), and along the back there's my yarn winding equipment,...

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