Friday, January 8, 2010

Fear!

It's 1:00 AM and I'm still awake.  My kiln came today!  As excited as I am, I'm terrified to set it up.  I'm not good with directions, and a kiln is something I should really know how to use before I use it. Right?  So I decided to get up in the middle of the night to read through the packet that accompanied the beast.  I feel better.

Now I realize that I'm missing some essential tools that I need to actually do the enameling.  A firing fork, a trivet stand, spatula, sifters that work (my homemade ones are really inefficient.)  So instead of easing my mind back to sleep, I now have to do a search for the missing puzzle pieces.   I've gone this far, I can't procrastinate now because I'm missing some odds and ends. 

3 comments:

Diane said...

Kudos for caring so much about your art that you obsess over the directions and the tools you will need. Now make a list and take your time..........imagine that the kiln was back ordered and you had to wait to get started for that reason. And take you tome with the tools-they will be an investment and the better ones will be well worth it. Can you tell that I can empathize with your angst!! Yeah...some of us obsess!

k.o'brien jewelry said...

try thompson enamels. this is their website:http://www.thompsonenamel.com/welcome/main.htm. I have had the best of luck with them and I wish the same for you.

KMJewelryStudio said...

Thanks Diane! I'm definitely obsessive!

K.O'bien- I ordered my kiln from Thompson enamels. They had the cheapest price for the model I wanted. They are a great company! I also ordered a few things from Rio.