Thursday, March 13, 2008


So here is the vase so far. We had our "midterm" tonight at class and will be off from school next week, so we brought all our stuff home. I am still going to mess around with the vase while it is still a little damp. I won't be able to add much water to keep it wet, cause then there will be stress cracks all over it and that would stress me out!

I have to shave the top and the bottom to even them out with the rest ofthe vase, and I want to smooth out the sides so there's no rough places. Some of that I have to wait til it is completely dry so I can sand it. That I will do at school, so the teacher can walk me through it.

Then...I will have to figure out how I want to paint it. The teacher was saying that all the texture lends the vase to using many colors..I'm thinking kind of sunset-y colors with a darkish background.

I am going to try and make another vase this next week while we don't have school. But I know how I am so I am NOT making any promises. That's it for tonight. I gotta be at work at 7AM, it's my early day again at work. Soon, I will be having a lot more early days! YAY!


claudia said...

And yes, that is a Starbuck's cupin thebackground, but it's broken. I only had it for a few months, if that, and I broke it!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Holy Crap Batman!! That thing is awesome!

I was all ready to give you a compliment even if it was ugly but now I get to give you a real one!!!!

Hallie :)

stitcherw said...

You're vase looks great. I'll be interested to see what final colors you decide to finish it with. With the design some sunset (or sunrise) coloring would look lovely.

Glad you were able to get your sewing machine up and running. Even though it turned out to be the needle, doing the cleaning and oiling you did probably helped it too. Also, congrats on missing out on your owner's rant the other day. It does sound as if it would have been quite difficult not to say something. With them giving you the hours you would rather work, sounds like things are beginning to work out a little better.

kim-d said...

Hey you! I am LOVING your handiwork and I, too, am anxious to see what you choose to finish it with. I was right--I would never be able to do anything like that. To me, a sun is a round circle with about eight straight lines drawn around the outside of it and, if I'm feeling extremely artistic, maybe a smiley face. HAHAHA! YOU DID GOOD, CLAUDIA!