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Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Learning to make stuff...
So, I still can't open up a stupid bowl or dish... But I have gotten better at a different type of ornament.

Here is my very first "icicle ornament."  It's going to my 2 year old neice for her yearly ornament Xmas present.

Lavender Ornament

And here is the second one I ever made:

Blue Ornament

This one is on it's way to England, for my mother in law for XMas.

The background is a framed UP leaf :) I have a set of them that I made last fall when I went home. It was a convenient place to stick a suction cup. It is also a good, clear background. :)

Anyway...  I went again last night and picked up 2 ornaments I made last week... 
(those other two are from two weeks ago!)  I'll get a couple of pics of those tomorrow.  They're the same style, just a little bigger and better.  I tried to make a dish, but ended up just making a paperweight with it.  I had a bubble in between the clear and color, which made it really thin on one side.

I'm going to learn to grind Wednesday I think.  I have 3 things that need grinding.   (flat-ening the bottom)

Hmmm... what else?

Not a heck of a lot really.  We're pretty busy this week.  

I don't have a single party scheduled for this month, but I do have 5 parties scheduled for Jan/Feb.  

I think I'm going to turn my 10 gallon tank into a frog house and get a tree frog.  There's a betta in there now, but he's going into a betta barracks that I made as soon as I get the lid in the mail.  Hmmm...

I've started doing a "Girl's Night" thing.  It's the first time in my life that I am activally, on-purpose, hanging out with girls.  It's a little strange, but I'm starting to like it.  It's nice to meet people outside of the "AEG" world.  I still feel like a gangly, nerdy, uninteresting person, but I think I'm pretty good at faking it.  :)  At least, I hope I am!  lol.

Alright, enough tonight.  more tomorrow...
posted by Alana @ 7:53 PM   1 comments
Saturday, December 02, 2006
Oh, Just in case...
You thought you might want to get me something for my birthday or christmas... here's a link:


posted by Alana @ 9:31 PM   0 comments
After a month of not going to the studio, I finally went Wednesday night.

I did really well I think. I made 2 ornaments that turned out great. I'll have pics on Monday. And I attempted another small bowl shape... didn't work so well. maybe next time.


On another note... I've been struggling a little with depression again. I've started taking the magnesium and B complex that seemed to help before. I'm not sure why I get like this, maybe it's the weather, maybe it's the time of year, maybe I'm just nuts. But it's frustrating. I've been going for a walk every day in the morning. That seemed to help for a little while, but not so much now. It's dumb really... I have no real reason for it. Life's good, work's good, Passion Parties are starting to pick up, heck, I’ve even started to finally make a few friends! I just get stuck sometimes.

Anyway. It'll pass. I'll get over it. I always do.
posted by Alana @ 8:05 PM   1 comments
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