My apologies, I haven’t had the ability to be very creative lately. Don’t get me wrong, the ambition is there and I’m still thinking about my newest project on an hourly basis but the stars haven’t alined properly for me to do so.
Shortly after finishing my last project, I started another one (a different style of snowflake ornament) in order to try and expand a color pallet for the inlay. However…it was really cold! Unbearably cold actually! It was impossible to be comfortable enough in my workshop to put in any time at my scroll saw. That lasted for few weeks.
Once the clouds were parting on the arctic blast around here, I felt the pull towards the workshop again. But alas…we got a blizzard here on Cape Cod last weekend! I hadn’t been in a blizzard for a really long time so I’d forgotten how frustrating they could be. The 1 1/2 feet of snow was frustrating enough along with the limited mobility (even though my husband and I both have 4-wheel drives) but losing power for 2 1/2 days was massively annoying! Granted, we did better than most; we had heat, hot water, radio and light (in a limited capacity) due to the generator. So many people had to leave their homes because they had nothing. We even had one evening where we ran an extension cord from the bathroom, into the living room, in order to watch the movie “Army of Darkness” on my laptop with long retired speakers (I’m not even sure where they came from, only that I still had them) while cooking Ramon noodles in an old pan on the woodburning stove. It wasn’t an ideal evening but we were cozy.
Anyway, the power returned and life went back to normal again so I’m hoping to get some saw time in this weekend. I’ve been experimenting with different mediums to color resin with and I think I may be onto something.
Hopefully, I’ll have another entry coming soon.