Friday, April 7, 2017

Friday fragments

... in which our plucky heroine is moderately pleased...

It has been a busy week, with some real progress happening with studio work - I have been making a set of small heraldic enamels, but since they are currently part of a "sekrit project", there are no photos yet posted... those will come later. In addition, Bill and Jen stopped by on their way south, and I was able to hand off some of the raw materials for the Wastekeep project to Bill, and in return the quatrefoil medallions that need enameled are now here, and waiting on my test samples. That project is a big one (two elaborate coronets) and I am glad that so far it all is moving smoothly forward.

Earlier this week, Drusa and I were rambling round an unfamiliar neighborhood up in NW, whilst waiting for her vehicle tires to be replaced. We ended up walking all the way up to 23rd, and the fancy paper store, and on the way back, found this amazingly muscular tree! This is only part of it...


Euphorbia wulfenii... there are some of these at Acorn Cottage, all the descendants of one small plant in a 4" pot that I brought home years ago. None have quite so picturesque a backdrop as this one a few blocks away! I am a big fan of sturdy plants that do not need to be coddled. Some might call euphorbia a thug, but it has these amazing chartreuse flower bracts every springtime year after year, and I never have to water it in the summer heat...


April SMART goals (x=extra)
1 pottery buttons -yard waste bin
2 soap dish xpaper recycle bin
3 painted bowl x -
4 geometric flower holder x -
5 3 enamels for Ex x
6 - x x
7 x x x
8 x x x
9 x x x
10 x x x
11 x x x
12 x x x
13 x x x
14 x x x


  1. Any idea of the identity of your muscular tree? Very smooth bark...

    1. sadly, no clue what sort of tree, as it is too early for foliage which may have been a clue