haldecraft — Works in Progress

WiP Wed (07/15/20)

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What is today? Is it Wednesday? Let’s pretend as if it is, even if it’s not. It feels like Friday of next week, to be honest. But I’m pretty sure it’s Wednesday.  In ceramics, my obsession with fixing the WTF mugs is finally paying off - I’ll have some to list tomorrow, and more next week. However, I’m traveling again for a little while next week (gone Tuesday through Thursday again) so I don’t want to list too many of them right before I go away, in case people have questions. In soap, I’m making a list of what...

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WiP Wed (07/01/20)

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July. Whoa. Who said that could happen? This year has felt like an Irwin Allen disaster film played at 3x speed. (Those meth gators better back off!) ANYWAY. Here’s what I’m up to this week. In ceramics, y’all, I am fiiiighting it out with these WTF mugs. I’m doing some behind-the-scenes testing of stuff, that I’ll get into next week if it works. Cross your fingers. That’s about all that’s going on in the studio this week, because I’m having some AC problems over there and can’t work past about noon until it’s too hot in there to think. In...

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WiP Wed (06/17/20)

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Is it Wednesday? I feel like it might be Wednesday. I don’t know, I quit looking at my dayplanner about fifty-seven years ago, in March. In ceramics this week, I’m toying around with some ideas, and also glazing and firing as fast as I can. The temps have been cool(ish), for Florida, in *checks calender* June, but it’s humid AF so I’ve been running the AC in the studio most days more to combat the humidity and get greenware and glazed bisque to dry faster. In soap, there’s not a whole lot going on. I want to order some more...

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WiP Wed (06/10/20)

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It came to my attention last week that I hadn’t done a weekly, works in progress post for about five weeks. FIVE WEEKS. It’s not that I’ve not been working - you follow me on social media, you can see I have. But I’ll do things like… get orders out first thing, stare at the wall for three hours, do two hours worth of work, and then switch to writing. It’s those three hours of staring at the wall that kill me, haha! But I try to tell myself the same thing that I would tell you, if you came...

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OK, Universe, got it - I'll slow down

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Ever had one of those weeks where everything you try to do takes longer, is frustrating, and comes out wrong? I'm heading into Week Three of that, so maybe it's time to step back. Slow down. Be the opposite of productive. I know I haven't done a WiP Wed post in a couple of weeks, so consider this a Sunday Check-In version of that. Remember how I joked around that I was having to delay the release of Under the Sea from May 15th to May 22nd, and how I sure hoped I didn't have to delay it again to...

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