MarshaNealStudio on the Beads-of-Clay blog posts a 2nd Saturday State of the Studio every month. We can link to it and show you how are studios are humming along.
This Saturday I am working on some hot pepper beads made from one of the jalapenos I grew in my garden last summer. It has dried and is now very hard. So I am trying out the 2 part quick molding compound I have to see what I can come up with.
In another part of my studio I am drying part of my 100 hearts order. These are in the food dehydrator that is my current favorite tool. These 2 shelves have about 60 hearts on them.
Here on a piece of plaster board some hearts are getting just hard enough to place in the food dehydrator without the ribs in the shelving making marks in the clay. That white powdery stuff is baby powder I dip the cutter in before I cut out the heart. Helps some.
And in my outside studio, my veggie garden, I have recently planted garlic for next summer. It is safely tucked into the ground with a nice covering of straw.
And here is the sunflower I have been photographing off and on all summer and fall. It is looking truly magnificent on this very beautiful sunny Saturday.
I think we are having a 2nd Indian Summer here in the Northeast while Detroit and Chicago and the Twin Cities are getting an early winter storm. I am working very fast this weekend to do all those things that need to be done before winter. This won't last.