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Hubby and I spent time with family and friends all last week. It was a bit weird not being on the computer but I did sneak time with my phone from time to time.
We ended up going on a loop from Southern New Mexico to Northern Arizona (spent a few hours at the Grand Canyon) to Southern Utah (saw a couple of national parks) back to Taos, NM and then home to Texas.
I have a method of making clay while hubby drives the car. I hold on my lap a gallon size Ziploc bag that has about 3 lbs of clay. I also keep a couple of dampened paper towels nearby. I form beads one by one and place them in a small paper bag for drying. The clay can’t be too wet or too dry. Too wet and I can’t make a bead and too dry and the clay dust will go everywhere.
This week I have a huge load of beads to bisque fire and going in with those will be some cups and bowls and hand-built objects that I worked on over the last few months. I also am planning a kiln load for glazed beads for the other kiln. Because they run on different electrical outlets they can run at the same time. Yay.
The photo above is one I took on my phone. I am a bit surprised at how nice these cell phone cameras can be. I will have lots of inspiration in the months to come.
Can't believe you found a way to make clay beads on a road trip, but I must say that I took beads and Irish Waxed Linen thread on my vacation last year and made jewelry that way! Where there's a will, there's a way! 🙂