Jun 30, 2008

Couple of pieces glued

I like those shadow boxes I think it is important to show your pieces in a nice, professional way otherwise your pieces wont represent their value.

Jun 29, 2008

Couple busy days next week

I don't know if I'll able to accomplish all what I need for this week. I'm going to be off air Wednesday and Thursday working outdoors painting, sanding, staining and gluing. I have couple appointments those days so I think that is the best way to distribute my time.

Jun 27, 2008

I received this joke on my email

It made laugh this morning, it might be no funny tomorrow but today it is...


AMAZING SIMPLE HOME REMEDIES

1. IF YOU'RE CHOKING ON AN ICE CUBE, SIMPLY POUR A CUP OF BOILING WATER DOWN YOUR THROAT. PRESTO! THE BLOCKAGE WILL INSTANTLY REMOVE ITSELF.

2. AVOID CUTTING YOURSELF WHEN SLICING VEGETABLES BY GETTING SOMEONE ELSE TO HOLD THE VEGETABLES WHILE YOU CHOP.

3. AVOID ARGUMENTS WITH THE FEMALES ABOUT LIFTING THE TOILET SEAT BY USING THE SINK.
4. FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE SUFFERERS ~ SIMPLY CUT YOURSELF AND BLEED FOR A FEW MINUTES, THUS REDUCING THE PRESSURE ON YOUR VEINS. REMEMBER TO USE A TIMER.

5. A MOUSE TRAP PLACED ON TOP OF YOUR ALARM CLOCK WILL PREVENT YOU FROM ROLLING OVER AND GOING BACK TO SLEEP AFTER YOU HIT THE SNOOZE BUTTON.

6. IF YOU HAVE A BAD COUGH, TAKE A LARGE DOSE OF LAXATIVES. THEN YOU'LL BE AFRAID TO COUGH.

7. YOU ONLY NEED TWO TOOLS IN LIFE - WD-40 AND DUCT TAPE. IF IT DOESN'T MOVE AND SHOULD, USE THE WD-40. IF IT SHOULDN'T MOVE AND DOES, USE THE DUCT TAPE.

8. REMEMBER - EVERYONE SEEMS NORMAL UNTIL YOU GET TO KNOW THEM.

9. IF YOU CAN'T FIX IT WITH A HAMMER, YOU'VE GOT AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM.


Jun 25, 2008

Off air today

I need to get some chores done, my papers are pilling up too much I can't breathe ... I'll be in my messenger and Facebook though.
I'll working in a recorded video for people visiting me after hours.

Jun 24, 2008

Flowers in Italy


I finished this mural and Rodolfo's too but I didn't take a last picture of it because I want him doing it ;)
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Jun 23, 2008

Painting tiles

This one is done but needs to be mounted, let's do it tomorrow

And this one not finished yet...

This is going to be a painting week, here is when I make the difference between other ceramists glazing their work, I think the clay work will loose detail and texture if I glaze it. I'll do some other techniques and of course will glaze some of them too.

Jun 22, 2008

Full week?

I might have the whole week without appointments, I can't believe it! Alright I'll using my new table and working on installations and paintings so my ceramics are going to turn alive, let's start the magic.
Rodolfo's piece is going to me the first, I already found a piece of oak as base.

Jun 20, 2008

Last Day before the firing

I hope to finish a project today, I need to fill up the kiln and I haven't done anything big enough; a challenge will be the drying but I think I can force it with a torch fun fun fun...

Jun 19, 2008

Only this today




I couldn't do much but I'm happy with this little pieces I made, I might send them as wedding favors not a bad idea and I can even personalize each one of them.

What can I do in a couple of hours

I'm late to my live video today, I''m trying to figure out how to load pictures in my blog quicker but I haven't find a painless way, meanwhile I need to think about what to do before noon then going to other appointment, sorry guys no much action today...

Jun 18, 2008

Firing this weekend

I need to finish production for a full kiln load, I'm way behind!!! I hope today will be a full day of work and the weather will help me to dry out my girls.
Don't worry you can interrupt me, it is my energy boost.

Jun 15, 2008

This week Schedule

Due to my happiness I won't work on Monday, I'm planning to show off my ring to my friends, It will take me all day. I can't wait to share everything with my fellow co-workers.
I'll back to business on Tuesday half day, full day the rest of the week.

I couldn't be happier

Today is Father's Day? not only, today is the best day ever. What a surprise my boyfriend Keith asked me to be his wife today, oh my God, my little body can't hold so much, I'm flying around, jumping, crying, celebrating. The day I least expected he asked me to marry him. Oh Keith why you are so special? How can I say no?.
I couldn't resist to take couple shots of my engagement ring, isn't beautiful?

Jun 13, 2008

She is drying out



The cuts are made and she is ready to dry completely, This is my new favorite work, I can't wait to finish her.
Today I tried to work outside on my picnic table but I couldn't fix the webcam settings to bright natural light so I had to put everything back but my hat LOL. Maybe another day you can share a sun tan with me.
PS: Sorry for the angle I downloaded straight from my camera and forgot to fix it. Thank you for looking.

My profile picture for live show


Playing around UStreamtv
I posted a picture profile from now on instead of you looking a Black box when offline or blue when loading you will see this picture I toke in my work table, then you will see me live video. Remember to turn on your speakers so you can hear my answers when you type a question in the chat.

Jun 12, 2008

Almost done


She's almost done, I'm waiting fort the leather hard stage to carve some details and clean her up. I'm satisfied with my version, let me show you the picture reference I used.

Jun 10, 2008

Firing day

Today I'll have a full kiln load, it will take 8 hours for them to dry and "cook". As soon as I finish with this Goddess I"ll show you guys the other process.
She is showing a little more of life... But i won't post pictures today, sorry.

Jun 9, 2008

This week is going to be slow...

Oh my... so many things going on this week for me, from dealing with my car insurance due to an accident ( I'm fine) , my citizenship ceremony and my daughter's graduation.
I won't be able to work today, Wednesday and only have day on Thursday. I might come back soon today but not sure about it.
Thank you Chris for join in as a viewer, I hope my American English with Latin accent is not too confusing for you :)
What I did yesterday wasn't a big deal but I'll post it for you guys.

Jun 7, 2008

Saturday afternoon demo

I couldn't log in yesterday and my work is waiting for me on the table, she is calling me so I promised her to work on her today. I have to go, I'll see you soon.

Jun 6, 2008

Coyolxauhqui

My own version of this Aztecan Relief Coyolxauhqui it's what I have started yesterday.
Today I won't be in the video, or I might... I don't know I have personal things to do today. I hope I'll done before noon.
See you later... maybe :)

Jun 5, 2008

Video Schedule and How it works

Hello everybody!, thank you again for your support, I love having you while I work.
Every Sunday I'll publish the weekly schedule for that week, you don't have to do anything, just browse my blog and look the box on the upper right side of the blog, when the screen is blue wait a moment until the signal loads completely, if it is black I'm off line and please read the posting to see the schedule.
Be aware of turning on or off your speakers, you can type your questions and I'll answer in English and Spanish for my Latin viewers but due to my type of work I won't be typing as much, talking is no a problem and laughs are guarantied :)

Early Morning posting


I decided to post twice at day, one before starting my live video and other on the end of the day so you can see my work before and after. How cool is that?
I started this yesterday and it's my little project for today. I'm going to be online after 11:00 AM Eastern Time. Right now I'm doing some paper work it needs to me done, so boring....

And a self portrait, my daughter said I look so EMO here LOL

Jun 4, 2008

The piece is almost ready to fire



This is the first piece made with you guys watching in the live video, I don't have the link of the original picture but I'll have soon.
Please take a look and enjoy the result.

Jun 3, 2008

My first day with live video

Today I decide to give it a shot and it was easier than I thought, all this video and chatting wasn't that difficult or distracting. I had 13 viewers and almost all of them interacted with me all the time, so far I'm doing my speech in Spanish but as soon as I have more English speakers I'll certainly answers their questions in English.

Don be shy, I'll here tomorrow for few hours and soon I'll publish more information about this feature.

Thank you guys, I can't wait until tomorrow to finish the piece I started for Rodolfo.

Jun 2, 2008

Thanks to Rodolfo Arpia

He is not only a great photographer but a helping hand at the time you least expected. He helped me to ad the live video feature in my blog after I asked in the forum how he does it.

I want to show everybody how I work with ceramics, I love sharing my inspiration, techniques and being a good entertainment for somebody who is working all day in the computer.

All the art work created is for sale, I think anybody will enjoy to see how a piece of art is created; educating the customer helps to value art even more and it is nice to see works in progress, just before being ready.

Thank you again and I hope you can see the piece I'll create for you on video.

I had fox puppies in my back yard


I couldn't believe it, this morning Keith told me to see out the window and there were three fox puppies playing by the shed. There were so calm so cute! I'm realizing how lucky I'm being so close to big cities as New York and Boston and still having this type of view right in my house.