It survived (darnit)  

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2/14/2005 6:38 pm

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It survived (darnit)

It seems that the kiln gods have smiled favorably upon the snarky girl in ceramics class. Her piece survived unscathed (as did mine). I suspect that this had more to do with me setting the kiln on Low overnight (thus burning off all the water in all the pieces) than with any true deity intervention.

Today was one of discovery. I have discovered how to make felt from sheeps wool. Now, if there is a total breakdown of society and I'm stranded somewhere with some sheep, I can make cloth for fabric. (See! my arts education is good for something! really). Course, the way I learned, I would need to have some soap and some bubblewrap..not the usual things one finds in post-apocalyptic society. Also, no one wants to wear the cloth that I made today - itchy, smells like wet dog, and my color selection is brown, grey, and more brown. Still, I felt rather swanky today as I created a wool purse with an inlaid pattern and a cover flap.

After my wool adventure I proceeded to my next class where I continued chiseling a copy of my head/face in a block of plaster. (once again, can't you see how useful this art education will be in the real world *heh*) I have a new respect for people like Michaelangelo, who had to use stone. Plaster is really difficult enough. I can say that I'm excellent at carving hair. The face on my carving looks rather like a grey alien, all narrow and flat instead of looking like a human face.

Tonight after school, I headed off to Whole Foods to pick up my current drug of choice: Silk Soy Coffee. As I walked in the store I was bombarded by the abundance of flowers for sale. Usually the store only has a few sorry specimens and a handful of potted plants...but not today. Today there were asiles full of roses, tulips, and other cheaper flowers - all for prices that you only see once a year. My personal thoughts on flowers at Valentines day is that I beg my boyfriends to NOT get them for me. I really find that the tripling of price of flowers is just so bad that it does not make sense to buy them. I also do not buy flowers for my dates either. I actually prefer to not celebrate Valentines day - not cause I'm a bitter single (which I'm neither) nor because I'm anti love...I would call it "Anti-commercialism in the name of love". I don't see the sense in anyone spending extra $$ just because it is a certain day. If I want an offical day of "Love the Almondnut" then I would pick a day that is unnoticed so that prices would be normal. I'm quite happy to be sitting at home, updating my blog, and playing chase with my three cats.

Tonight: homework. I have a huge test on Thurs.


2/16/2005 3:28 pm

Agree 100% on the valentines day thing. My wife and I do nothing but help the kids with there stuff. Good luck on the test

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