Friday, October 14, 2011

Catching up

Hope after the flood

This photo of the local movie theater pretty much sums up the feeling in my town. Soon. Soon we will all be somewhat back to normal. Some of us will be more normal than others, for sure. I am doing well. After nearly a month I had my power turned back on last week. Hot water followed a day later. A new furnace and the heat it will provide with be back sometime next week, hopefully. In the meantime I have been burning wood to keep warm and to help dry out my ridiculously damp house. Fighting mildew is my new day job. It seems to crop up on everything from my furniture to glass to the walls. I clean it. It comes back. I swear at it. It gives me the finger. Bastard mildew.

The best time of year

Anyhoo, the flip side of Mother Nature has been stunning this autumn. My friend, Susan, described the brilliant fall colors as make-up sex after the nasty flood. Must admit I laughed out loud when I read that.

Autumn in upstate NY

This was the view during my drive yesterday as I made my way from my refuge in the Finger Lakes to my cold, damp house. G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S.

Finch and Laurel

In other news. Bunny news. Finch and Laurel have finally bonded! I didn't think it would happen but it did. They love each other. Awwwwwww!

Finch and Laurel

Finch still won't let me touch her but she's making real progress. She such a funny rabbit. So fluffy, I just want to squish her...

Snazy earrings

It's been hard to get any work done outside of house related things. I will be ordering a new kiln soon and the studio in Binghamton will hopefully be up and running soon as well. By soon I mean it will probably be another month or so before I am able to make any new ceramic pieces. I'm going a bit crazy not being able to work like I usually do. I made these earrings (above) from some patterned brass and copper sheet that I picked up at Beadfest back in August. They have my signature sterling ear wires and I riveted them with aluminum. I kind of really love them. A lot. :)