This weekend I plan to finish painting the cats on laptops and put them and the cats on Scrabble boards and the tiny things in the kiln, along with a figure made by one of my students, and fire them.
Here's my Creation Station with paints all ready.
I do a lot of "plain" cats, but also cats with "props". For instance, you can see props of fishbowls, birdbaths, and sink in this photo from the 2013 art show display.
Then if I have any energy left, I hope to make a cat like the one belonging to a B&B host where I'll be staying on my way to visit my DD in another state - just "because."
The cats on Scrabble boards were horrendous to paint because of all the details.
The ones on laptops a little less so, but I AM painting the screens to resemble Candy Crush. I'm glad the tiny things are already painted! They are also horrendous to paint because of how small they are! Like this anteater and elephant, with a penny to show scale. It's like, I try to make an animal as small as I can and still have it look like what it's supposed to be. Getting harder with bifocals and aging eyes!
I still have to paint the majases, hedgehogs, chickens and ferrets. You can see a few ferrets among the farm animals in this photo from the same setup.
and here is a speckled hen from previous years.
One thing I love about Levi is how much he enjoys and admires my work. My first DH really only appreciated it when he saw I could make money from it. Levi is charmed by the works themselves.
This morning I also took out some burgers to thaw for chili. I'll put the ingredients in the crockpot and get it going. I'll portion it out to freeze for meals, and give some to my friend Becky.
The students got little cups of fresh broccoli for their healthy snack on Thursday, and of course none of my kids wanted it.
So I brought THOSE home, and I may also make some broccoli-cheese soup: I have a small hunk of cheddar, some Swiss, and a small wedge of parmesan. Yummers!
Well, Becky is on her way to get me - we're going to a diner for a nice breakfast. Then I'll get to work!
No, no, no...one big one will do!