Tuesday, September 26, 2017

New items in the kiln

I've been working on some new items in my studio. I made a few bowls the other.day thinking I would use these for small knitting bowls. I was using 2pds of clay and seemed it should be plenty for a small one. However, after getting the bowls finished I decided they needed to be a little bigger. Noodle bowl popped in my head. So I looked them up and.aure, I could make noodle bowls from these. I did some work on the edges of them using a dowel. I thought they turned out good. Can't wait to glaze these.*
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

My LIVE Youtube video was a mess and disappointment

Pots from this past kiln opening
How can I get so mentally fatigued over this LIVE YouTube Video stuff? That stuff whipped me today, but I will dust myself off and get to learning it before I try again. Didn't realize I recorded the video without volume lol. I had to use Google Hangout to do the video and got feedback so I muted YouTube and left the mic on, in Hangouts. I think the mic was up too loud or the volume and it echoed everything I said. Well geez...I will do a video next of the pots themselves. Here is a glimpse of what I pulled out.

Just a few pictures of the kiln load. I will be doing another video which will be a slide show so that everyone can see what these pots look like up close and what I used on them. 

Alpaca Mugs in this mixture
I was making a bowl one night and it flopped on me. So I cut it all, making some test strips and cut the bottom out, as you can see below. I got to thinking that even when I get all messed up, G-d can still use me because he is the potter and I am the clay. He continuously molds me and makes me into what he wants me to be. So with that thought, arose this piece. I don't like how the bottom color came out, but at least I can read it after glazing it. I glazed the test strips and wrote those colors on the back of my test strips along with how many coats I used. Well, the sharpie burnt out. I will need to buy another underglaze pencil. I somehow have lost mine over the years. I plan to use these pieces as an art piece. I think I can pretty much figure out what I used. 

Yes, he can use all of us, no matter how broken we are!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

May have found the spider, but not sure

 I think I may have found the spider. If it don't die first I will put my Gopro in the jar to get pics. Here is some from phone. 
Oh and I am getting an exterminator for spiders after having gone through this. It feels some better today after the pharmacist recommended Aleve for inflamation.

My son identified this spider this morning. He said it has the white markings on its legs and back. It's a Bold Jumping Spider. From what I read it is very bold and has to see its prey before jumping on it and it says very doubtful would bite someone but if it did, it would leave a stinging feeling. Well, not so sure this is what bit me now. I'm not so convinced since it left fang marks like a black widow is described. I know what bit me wasn't deadly, but it left more than a stinging sensation. I'm counting this as my warning for everyone to make sure they have sprayed something keeping any type of spider away from them. This has been horrible to deal with, but I'm still trusting G-d. Swelling is going down still and I have 4 scabs

Update on spider bite

Spider Bite yesterday. Pharmacist recommended Aleve for inflamation. Wanted me to see the Dr only because it's close to my eye. No concern about losing tissue. Went to the Quilt Show for first time since I have been here. Although I did not feel good, I really enjoyed it. It was swollen pretty bad in this pic. Later in the evening I took Aleve after eating. 1/2 tablet makes me sleep. I have to take 1/2 at a time. 
These pics were taken at various times during this day.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Update 1 on Spider Bite

UPDATE....I've been in a lot of excruciating pain today. The pharmacist said since the bite is not hot to the touch it is not infected. He recommended cortisone cream for itching and benedryl for swelling along with ice. First pic is what it looked like when I woke up this morning. You can clearly see at least 3 bites there.

This second picture is after I applied ice.
3rd pic is the baking soda paste I made to apply to it to draw out some of the toxic stuff in it. Thank you Stephanie.
I'm still trusting G-d....praying fervently as the word of G-d says The prayers of a righteous man availith much. The righteousness of the one who lives in me...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Night of my Spider Bite

I have a message in my heart about this photo of me. You see, 2 days ago while worrying about my home in SC and stressing about some paperwork I needed to submit, I was bitten by what looks like it could be a spider. This happened after feeling drained and taking a nap. I woke up and noticed it itching and burning. I dressed and went downstairs in my cool basement and got in my massage chair to relax in there after finishing up some cleaning there. I later found a lump next to my ear. It started to swell. This morning, my eye is swollen more than yesterday and feels sore like you would feel when you have bad sinuses.
I have no medical insurance. NO I'm not going to talk about this, I just haven't looked yet, but will. To be totally honest with you though, Yeshua has always healed my body. I remember one time having panic attacks and telling him I was going to have to take my life if he didn't heal me as I couldn't take anymore. I got in the shower with those panic attacks and got out of that shower never to have one again. G-d healed me!
Some years later, I started having anxiety attacks in my sleep. I'd wake up with my heart about to beat out my chest, almost like something said BOO in my sleep. It took me a very long time to understand what was happening to me. I prayed and prayed for this to be taken away. It didn't go so quickly but I kid you not, I didn't lose faith because it didn't. I kept believing. Why? Because I seen G-d work, I seen him not only heal me of things but he healed others. The word of G-d says, he is no respect of persons. Eventually, I was removed from some things in my life, and having come to TN so far, I've not had them.
You see, I don't know who I am talking to out there but I have a message for you today. Sometimes, G-d will heal you of things and sometimes, he will allow that very thing to go on until you learn something or he gets your attention so you can understand. Sometimes, he will completely remove you from a situation and the healing process begins, or healing comes instantly. Sometimes, it's the very act of doing something you should have already done, like maybe ask someone for forgiveness, someone you may have wronged. G-d has his own way of cleansing us and he isn't afraid to take us through it. What we must understand is this. If he allowed you to go through something before and he took you through it and took care of you, please know he will take care of you again. Life brings on many disappointments, many trials and sometimes as soon as you get through one, you will go through another. When this happens, please know that the more you go through, the stronger your faith will be.
So back to my spider bite.. or whatever this is. G-d hasn't instantly healed my bite yet. However, I'm still here with child like faith, believing he will heal me because he always has. We must be like Job and remember that the enemy can do anything G-d allows him to do but he can not take our life. When our time on Earth has ended, it will be our time to go. There is nothing going to hold us down. So today, be of good courage and know there is nothing that befalls you that he did not already know about. He has the answers and sometimes it's his timing, not ours. Keep the faith, let no-one discourage or take that from you!
And do please, say a prayer for me. I do believe in the power of prayer. By his stripes we are healed!!!
Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are.
John 14:27 27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
James 1:2-4
2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,
3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.
4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.