Tuesday, January 31, 2006

crafting success

Here is a photo of the best piece of pottery I made recently. I'm really pleased with the way it turned out.

Glass beads and pendants are my new craft. Unfortunately, they are so small I had trouble getting them into focus.


Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Overly Talkative Student

I need to read about 100 pages of developmental psychology before tomorrow AM, but I have to stay on campus because of a late afternoon lecture. So I find a quiet spot outside and try to get some reading done before my class. Almost immediately I'm accosted by Overly Talkative Student. OTS was a student in one of my discussions last quarter. He talked so much that it became a problem in discussion because other students were giggling every time he spoke. Frequently he kept me talking after discussion for 15-30 minutes and would walk with me to my car, continuing to talk. So my last hour was a complete waste of time. I tried to disentangle myself, but he just won't take a hint. Now I know why professors hide in their offices with the doors locked!


Crafty Links

I really need to go to bed now, but I wanted to point out that I'm updating the links on my sidebar to include fun new crafting sites. Up till now I haven't said much about crafting, but I really enjoy non-commercial crafting sites.


Tuesday, January 24, 2006

forcast: stormy

Things have been stormy lately. Even once the moving was over I didn't really feel up to blogging. Since my car broke down during the move and was subsequently broken into, we seem to be minus one laptop computer, one pda, and one digital camera. I had no idea that those things were in the car.

So I can't post my latest crafty exploits. Last night I participated in a workshop on how to make jewelry out of borositicate glass. To see some cool examples of this craft, check out JellyFish Glass. My first experiments were not highly successful, but glass is very appealing because you get to work with fire and its easy to complete a project in a short amount of time. I love crafts that involve flames! I want to learn welding. I mean what could be more empowering than building things out of metal!

What other stormy happenings have been highjacking my attempts to blog? Wait, can stormy weather highjack things? Well Beorn and I have been bickering over any number of household issues. We were so busy fighting on Monday that somehow Beorn dropped his cell phone on the street. This morning in an attempt to find the phone, he called it from our home phone. The genius on the other end of the line had taken it to LA and was completely unapologetic. I personally wouldn't consider a cell phone worth stealing because most peope already have their own cell phones and the person you steal it from is just going to cancel it as soon as they realize that it has been stolen.

Today I managed to read the completely wrong seventy pages for my seminar. I have special disorganization talents!


Monday, January 09, 2006

New Adventures

My long absence is hopefully over. Over the Christmas break we moved into a new place. Moving is always quite stressful and since we spent the whole break on it the new quarter has now started and I'm already exhausted. Our new place is a "cohousing" community so other people cook for us sometimes. I'm so excited!

I have also been meaning to post some of my recent crafting successes. I finally finished the baby blanket I have been knitting and got some pottery out of the kiln. Unfortunately, I don't know what's happened to the digital camera during the move. So until a few more boxes get unpacked my blogging is going to limited.