Saturday, September 28, 2013

Step By Step

I'm trying to get back in the good graces of my Blog Wrangler. Nonna's cookies from Whole Foods are a good start. 

Here's the latest, step by step:

Just in case you needed a reminder, the movie American Graffiti is a look back at my teen years.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Before and After

Work is being done! The little Dudes above have been bisque fired and then coated with black glaze.  Just so you don't think the magic happens easily, it is very tedious and messy to then scrape it all back off (below) to get the right effect after they are fired once more.

 And sometimes the magic never happens. This Dude (below) got Susan's critical eye: "The hat looks like Dopey's in the Seven Dwarves and the arms are pathetic. And why do his lips look like they got botox?" So the hat is gone (previous version was rejected because it looked like Merlin the Magician) and the face and body are being redone.  Don't you just hate it when you ask someone "What do you think?" and they tell you the truth?

Your trivia question for the day: Name the Seven Dwarves.

Sunday, September 22, 2013


Susan speaks:      Not.  My.  Fault!
There is a limit to what a Blog Wrangler can do when the Person Of Interest refuses to come up with anything to say on his blog. And clings so possessively to his iPhone that photos he's taken can't be commandered by the Wrangler.
Above is part of his workspace. Birds, Dudes, faces, scarabs, etc, etc, etc. Oh yeah, he's farting in the colander again. Oh yeah, that link shows my angst.
He's also back in school. He likes to pretend he does a lot of work there but class begins with coffee and snacks at Russell's, followed by a lot of "visiting with my fellow students", followed by " we were just experimenting with a new technique", followed by "I needed to see what they were doing", followed by "just a little break for something to eat" and so on. 
I'm not really complaining, after all, I refer to his going to school as "Adult Day Care". 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

We Remember, September 11

We lost family. Actually, we all lost.