Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Paintings and Kiln Burns

More new goods are in the shop! Man, I'm on a roll! The aforementioned Squiddy print is up along with the last of the painted pins most recently made.

I also may list this little darling original painting (shown above--please excuse the horrid blurry pics) in the shop sometime this week as I'm so proud of it--a new painting experiment that I can't wait to do again. I got these cute 4x6" frames on sale (they are SO me and my style--it's insane. I want to hoard all of them!) but alas, didn't have any hardboard in the 4x6" size, and really didn't want to paint on illustration board (not that there's anything wrong with that--I have many paintings on illo board, but yet I hate putting paintings behind glass and illo board just looks weird and unfinished without glass in front of it, in my opinion). Conundrum! So, I affixed some papers to the included glass that came with the frame using layers of gel medium and varnish and voila! Instant paintable surface! I'm diggin' how the leaf print paper (originally the inside of a business reply envelope) peeks through the layers of greenish paint. And the frame and peppermint stripe hanger just adds to the whimsy.
In other news, I got a nasty burn at work over the weekend. I tend to wear skirts to work (I own more skirts than pants--I just love them) and after 1 1/2 years of working at the ceramic studio, I finally got my very first kiln burn. I feel like I should get a membership card or something. In all actuality, it could be much worse. I was lame and wore a skirt while unloading a kiln and barely brushed by one that just reached its 1800 degree peak temp. Whoops. It was an instant scald, and I now have a nasty-looking, peeling blistery burn on my right leg to prove it. But no hospital trip! I didn't need to make a trip to the hospital, which is great. A second or two longer on that hot bastard and I'd need a hospital. Glory be!

Alrighty! Hope everyone has an awesome 4th! I'll be sitting home painting, more than likely. 'Cause I'm lame like that.

4 comments:

Majrorie said...

Ack! I love that! A Peppermint tree....how perfectly...pepperminty! :) I'm sorry to hear about your burn....I hope it gets better soon!:)

Eggman Studios said...

Thanks, Marjorie! :) I think I may do a mini series of peppermint trees--we'll see. And the burn has healed quite nicely! :)

Jen said...

Ouchies, that burn sounds painful but I'm glad ya healed up nicely.

The framed painting is so cool. The actual frame itself compliments it so well!

Eggman Studios said...

Yes--I love these frames. I actually cleared out the store of them. Lots of odd looks at check-out, lemme tell you...