After a year and a half of not having a plug to turn on my Skutt-GM1414 I am officially plugged in today!!!!! When I bought my kiln in the spring of 2015, I had no idea that I would be leaving my studio behind and storing the kiln that I only fired 3 times. Over this last year and a half I have debated with myself about selling my equipment. I'm really glad I didn't. I hired the same electrician that installed the plug in my old studio to install at my new house. All this time I thought it would be in the thousands, when in reality it was only a few hundred. Now my plan is to rearrange the garage and have my own corner to create. Also this weekend after the garage is put together I am hoping to get my "Happy Day's" painting cut & framed.
Now since I got the exciting new out of the way, I went to the library on my lunch hour yesterday to return some books that I had borrowed, and as I browsed the 740 section I came up on a book with no title on the cover, just a surreal painting of a man. and a single Greek letter on the binding. I was intrigued so I checked it out. I have taken art history in college and I never heard of the artist Marc Chagall before. I was astonished at his fame as a Jewish artist. I truly felt naive that I didn't know about him, because I would have thought his name should be as common to me as Matisse, Monet, Picasso, Manet and more. I have been scouring the internet looking at the paintings he created and the stained glass work that he has done. The shear fact that he died in 1985 at 97 years old, I feel that should have known about him and his work long ago... I am glad that I found him now and can't wait to read his story.
Just an fyi... I never noticed that while I write my posts, in the top left hand corner there are two buttons next to each other: compose/html. For the last few months I couldn't figure why my paragraphs would run into each other even tho I had spaced them when typing, and when I uploaded pictures they were in HTML. My default setting had switched from compose to html, so I switched back now, and feel much better....