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florence w

Member Since 15 Jun 2012
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#70773 Lets Do The Happy Dance

Posted by florence w on 26 November 2014 - 11:12 AM

S. Dean, Crusty and High Bridge,  Thank you one and all for your suggestions and concerns.  The drive is quite enjoyable and I listen to classical music, NPR or DVD's from The Great Courses.  I drive a hybrid car and because I also monitor at the studio, on the days that I monitor, the mileage is tax deductible.  I have a wheel at home and a basement studio that lacks only the people I've met over clay and a kiln.  The garage is really only big enough for our 2 cars with minimum clearance and I just will not put a kiln in the basement.  I can't justify parking the cars, which happen to be the second most expensive thing I've ever purchased, in the driveway to accommodate a kiln for firing pots that would provide scant monetary reward.  So after having said all of the above, I also must tell you that the studio is located in a beautiful part of Delaware.  And yes, S. Dean's suggestions above have all been tried. I've taken multiple classes from her, sought advice, helped prepare and clean up after social events both at the studio and at her home.  (I've also worked at an international law firm for many years, so I know how to be a team player, how to identify a bully and know that I can't change anyone but myself.)  Yes, I was also warned not to cross her or to trust her.  So, I'm going to fill my pots with cookie cutter hearts and other happy little freeies that I can give to friends and customers.  The bisque "kiln box" would drive her nuts without a doubt and kinda puts a devil on my shoulder, too.  Making it would probably help my hand building skills.  Happy Thanksgiving.  I've got work to do in the kitchen.  Over and out...




#69490 Poppies In London

Posted by florence w on 07 November 2014 - 10:55 AM

It has been many years since I've seen an American Legionnaire offering a poppy, but as a child and a young woman our local Penns Grove, New Jersey post did.  Several years ago, while on vacation in Spain, I was asked by a friend who is a Brit, if I knew the significance of the red poppy.  Seeing the sea of red around the Tower is such a statement.  Americans need to be reminded...