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  1. Leaving for NCECA early to visit my husband of the East Coast before going to Pittsburgh. Giving shoveling snow a rest.

     

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    2. Pres

      Pres

      Will be out for a while . . . pre bowling for Fri. league. I have to check on time for ICAN board meeting on Wednesday, just remembered. Will let you know.

       

       

    3. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      Do you have a cell phone?  Russel may need to register Wed morning before we go get the car.

    4. Pres

      Pres

      Cell #814-312-1403

  2. They accepted our offer on the red Lodge house so we're moving' back to Montana! So excited. We'll probably begin the move with studio equipment and then start showing our house. Should be moving by the Spring.YAY!

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    2. Pres

      Pres

      I remember Billings, had brakes go out coming over the "Going to the Sun" road. Nice burg.

    3. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      Maybe you mean bear tooth highway. Going to the Sun is in Glacier closed to Missoula or Whitefish.

    4. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      they are all nice.

       

       

  3. slow day on the forum. Guess people are going on holiday.

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    2. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      welp. did my grilling for the holiday. yum yum.

    3. Mark (Marko) Madrazo

      Mark (Marko) Madrazo

      Went shopping today and I felt like I was grilled. If you like grilling and being grilled approximately 8 to 10 months a years, then South Texas is the place to be. It doesn't get cold for long here.

    4. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      I think our last frost lasted 3-4 hours.-several years ago.

       

  4. sleet , high winds and snow last night. Rain this afternoon and then more snow tomorrow. Planning to fire obvara on Tuesday.

     

     

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    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      The fires raging in OK are signs of the draught. We are expecting more snow later this week. I am going to fire saggars all day while I can.  The last snowfall missed us yesterday but dropped 10" on Great falls to the north. 

      M

    3. terrim8

      terrim8

      wow- haven't heard anything about that up here! Forest fires kind of spoiled our summer here last year (for hiking in the mountains & general air quality)

    4. Denice

      Denice

      We have tried to vacation in Colorado for several years, but have gone to other areas.  Colorado has been plagued with fires, rain and mudslides.   This fall we are heading to Yellowstone!    Denice

  5. Concrete slab getting poured on Monday. Walls will follow shortly. This will be my new kiln shed for year-round firing ability ...as long as I can shovel my way out there!

     

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    2. Benzine

      Benzine

      That's awesome Marcia!

      In regards to the snowy walkway, just have a dedicate snowblower ready at the beginning of the path, and you can just easily clear the way, as you walk to the shed.

      No need to pull a muscle, or tire yourself out, before you even start working.

    3. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      finally got an electric I can carry thru the house from back to front. ..after losing 20 pounds from shoveling. We had 200% normal snowfall last winter beginning with 22" in Sept.

       

    4. Benzine

      Benzine

      I do not envy those, in the Northern US, and obviously places North of that.

      We get a decent amount of snow here, but nothing like that.  I got my current snow blower at the end of a record setting Winter, in terms of snowfall.  

      So I did my driveway, by hand all season, then got the snow blower.  We haven't had a season like that since...

  6. been in bed with a flu since I got back.

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    2. vinks

      vinks

      Takecare of yourself!!

    3. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      I finished off a huge batch of chicken soup. Still feverish but coughing less. Thanks for all the get well wishes!

       

    4. GiselleNo5

      GiselleNo5

      Ohhh noo! Feel better!

  7. snowy and cold -5 this morning. Lazy day around the fireplace. More snow. Things are progressing.

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    2. Cavy Fire Studios

      Cavy Fire Studios

      Yeah, it's about -5F here, too. Killing my arthritis, man. I need to move in with Mark, haha! 80s in January? Yes, please!!

    3. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      If it 80 now whats the summer temps?

    4. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      that's why I left and I was 120 miles South of Marko. They report the "weather" plus the muggy meter rating.

       

  8. Getting into the Red Lodge pace of living. Library book sale today. Recycling open Wed. and Sat. $10 bag of select produce or $20 bag of select meat during the first week of the month. Movies show for 2 days. So far I have seen Fantastic Beasts and where to find them, Bourne movie, and Rogue One using my Senior pass.. This is the oldest continual use Theater in Montana. There are a few couch filling in some of the space. Taking one of my dogs to the vet today. H has a bad heart murm...

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    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      chocolate chip with walnuts.

    3. Pres

      Pres

      Loved both of those movies. Lots of fun.

    4. Mark (Marko) Madrazo

      Mark (Marko) Madrazo

      Glad your settling in. Hope your best friend will be ok.

  9. still unable to change Avatar. The folks going to Ireland can't post them either. This needs to get fixed.

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    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      No. I even mentioned that in another post that a Mem. Day weekend was coming .

       

    3. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      but when they post the site for the trip to Tuscany V we can just post our pictures in the text.

       

    4. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      I hope they can post photos from Ireland I always wanted to see a leprechaun throwing pots

  10. even with the air conditioner on in my studio, the sweat was running into my eyes. Finished trimming and went into the house.

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    2. Cavy Fire Studios

      Cavy Fire Studios

      Marcia and Mark are in Texas, which is literally the frying pan of the USA. I would pretty much die if I lived there, haha! Their summers are routinely 40-45c every year. It's sadly getting that way here in eastern Washington state, too... blech!

    3. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      we had a frost once for 4 hours in the ten years we've been here.

       

    4. DirtRoads

      DirtRoads

      We have an excessive heat warning here for the next 2 days. Fortunately my place stays cool. Have you considered adding a swamp cooler? My family uses those in airplane hangers and they work great.

  11. I 'have new favorite throwing clay..nara 5. I'll have see will fire well alternative firing techniques as well as with glazes. loved working with this weekend.'.

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    2. Evelyne Schoenmann

      Evelyne Schoenmann

      Can we buy this too in Europe? What would be an equivalent?

    3. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      I can't say Evelyne. I notice that each porcelain has its own response to crackling surfaces. You'd have to experiment.

    4. Roberta12

      Roberta12

      Marcia, have you thrown some of your large forms with the Nara5?

       

  12. leaving tomorrow at 5 am to check out a potential retirement home in Montana for my husband and me. Studio space, kiln space and mountains! My friends have me covered for p/u at airport, drive to town, stay with friends. I love Montana!

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    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      It is too hot here. Can't function in this extreme heat. Nothing like a blast of cold to invigorate!

       

    3. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      I just did the math and Billings is almost 1300,00 miles from me about the same as Tempe AZ .Its just a long ways-I always thought about a summer art show there

    4. Mark (Marko) Madrazo

      Mark (Marko) Madrazo

      What? And give up all this South Texas weather.

  13. going to Montana this weekend to close on our house. VERY EXCITED!!!

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    2. SydneyGee

      SydneyGee

      Woooo! I would love to visit Montana one day! (:

    3. Min

      Min

      Must be so exciting! Very happy for you!

    4. terrim8

      terrim8

      Ditto here- so much fun to start anew!

  14. Could not submit to the MRI due to breathing challenge laying flat. Now what?

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    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      Ron Sa, I called his office and the receptionist told me there wasn't one. -quite bluntly.

       

  15. Great bird watching in the back yard: Osprey, Anhinga, Egrets, three types of heron, Rosiette Spoonbill, and Ibis, Green-winged Teals, Coots, Cormorants. All this is very distracting but exciting to watch.

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    2. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      Looks super cold up north, below 0 numbers for the upper states. Too cold for me. I am fleeing Georgia and moving further south to Florida at the first chance I get. I can't stand freezing cold. I couldn't imagine being up north.

    3. Mark (Marko) Madrazo

      Mark (Marko) Madrazo

      I've been feeding the birds and getting mostly house sparrows, about 20-50 a day. Also some green jay, cardinals, kisskadees, golden fronted woodpeckers, grackles, morning doves, titmouse. Hoping for some, hummingbirds, warblers and finch soon. I bet you get a lot of Caracara down in your next of south Texas Marcia.

    4. Amy Eberhardt

      Amy Eberhardt

      Pea green with envy, Marcia! But, spring will be here before I know it. For the moment, I'm perfectly content with my little flock of chickens. <3

  16. My husband was on TV yesterday for the NSF news conference in brownsville, Tx re; the discovery of Gravitational Waves. He works at the Center for Gravitational Waves Astronomy. He is still very excited by the discovery.

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    2. Mark (Marko) Madrazo

      Mark (Marko) Madrazo

      I never met him, but I did she him on the news here in Kingsville. Congratulations to him. But now I must wave goodbye and gravitate to bed. hehe.

    3. Roberta12

      Roberta12

      That was sooo exciting! It's been all over public radio! love it.

       

    4. Min

      Min

      must have interesting dinner conversations. congrats to him!

  17. three spams today. It is easy enough to report to the moderators. just hit the report button in lower right hand corner of the post.

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    2. Benzine

      Benzine

      I'm with Bruce, hilarity of the broken grammar aside, some type of waiting period, or something of the like, would help with the SPAM.

    3. Cavy Fire Studios

      Cavy Fire Studios

      "(I'm) the most foul-tempered rodent you've ever laid your eyes on!" --Guinea of Caerbannog

    4. Chilly

      Chilly

      So far the spam seems pointless but not offensive. Providing it doesn't become offensive I think there's no need to go to the expense and time to make changes

  18. I mixed clay today! Picked up dry clays about 11, did errands, and started mixing about 1 pm while the sun was warm . Cold front is coming in tonight. Beat it! So happy. Mixed about 270 pounds wet. That should be a good start. This batch is for making new saggers. I didn't bring many with me. My birthday is Wed. so I can celebrate by doing some throwing. Kilns will be getting wired in Mid- February.

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    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      they are for my low temp. I will bisque to 08 and fire with pots to the same.

       

    3. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Happy Birthday!!

    4. Denice

      Denice

      Nothing better than working in your new cozy studio while the winter blasts away outside your door. Happy Birthday.

  19. on my way to the hand specialist and stopping by the vet's for more meds for my very sick dog.

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    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      yes. and my other ne had hip surgery for a dislocated hip that could not be put back into the socket. they do communicate but can't tell you where it hurts.

       

    3. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Dogs sorta become your kids after awhile. And like kinds, very hard to watch them suffering.

    4. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      very hard and feeling helpless. Nitroglycerine seems to help during his worst moments at night. sitting out in the fresh mountain air and sunshine seems to help him the most.

       

       

  20. for all those concerned about my typos lately, I've noticed I have problems typing with my wrist brace

  21. spent a half an hour trying to update my avatar. Not working. First time I couldn't do it in several years. What's up with that?

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    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      the new ghost ranch!

       

    3. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      your looking pale these days marcia.

    4. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      I have sent a few e-mails to the admins which zero response after I tried to update my photo

  22. baking cakes and cookies today.

     

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    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      I re-fired slightly less than golden brown cranberry orange nut bread. Then I made pecan bars like my grandmother's..Fun to taste a childhood memory. Sort of a pecan laden toffee on a crumbly crust.

       

    3. JohnnyK

      JohnnyK

      What cone did you refire the cranberry nut bread to?:)

    4. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      350F  eating some right now!

       

      Must go trim my saggers that I threw yesterday. Just finished shoveling snow off the walks.

       

       

       

  23. First full day of NCECA with bus tours to galleries.

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    2. alabama

      alabama

      Were Airstreams built in Kansas? What's the connection b/n clay conferences and trailers? I lived in an Airstream in 1960 for à couple of years!!! I guess they'd make a nice pottery studio!

    3. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      I know one is a pottery/art filled one-maybe they need two now?

    4. Marcia Selsor
  24. great day in the studio. Ceramic heaters on while my garden survived the cold and hail.

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    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      I am hoping the deer, turkeys and bears, badgers stay away.

  25. Must put off raku firing until the weather cools down a little.

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    2. Benzine

      Benzine

      I've never fired in that cold, nor do I want to. I'd go with too hot though. You don't have to dress in layers.

    3. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      20 below. woo wee that's cold.

    4. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      not in front of the kiln!

      Great colors though.

       

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