It has been a crazy week with Dunkeld preparations.
- Monday afternoon got back to Edinburgh. Slept the rest of the day, completely broken from Strathpeffer.
- Tuesday workshop, 3 items made.
- Wednesday workshop, 2 items were made. 🙁 really unmotivated.
- Thursday… being that I have a fair on Saturday I really need to make something! Workshop motivational day!
- 12 pm Bought a new sheet of white creamy glass to paint on & a moss-green & a streaky brown to the border.
- Worked till 6 pm painting when the Kiln was full and ready to go. Put the kiln on & went home for food.
- 10 pm returned to the studio and did a second round of painting. Things look great, best painting yet!
- 1 am ready to do the second fire, got halfway to temperature, and ran out of gas.
- Abandoned studio at 2 am.
- Friday 7 am studio. No gas is available till Monday. Crisis because I only have 14 items in my stock box.
- 9 am moment of clarity, using the small gas bottle from the soldering iron on the old small kiln to do my final fire. Yes, plan!
- Assembly day.
- 10 pm Home and asleep.
- 3 am. Studio, made 4 items. Box total 20 items, I’m happy with that & what I made. Some wicked painting happened on Thursday night.
- 5 am Box pack and load up the trolley.
- 6.30 am train leaves for Dunkeld.
- 8.30 arrived in Dunkeld, fair finished at 5 pm.
- Got a fortunate lift home to Edinburgh, home for 7 pm.
- 8.45 pm writing this, I am so tired!
All again tomorrow…… maybe not a 3 am start, I think it’s a 9-ish train so semi-lie-in.
Photos from the mission. Mostly out of the train window.
- 9.30 Train to Dunkeld, nothing to carry bar a laptop so it’s a pleasant journey. Slept well last night.
- 11.20 Arrived at the show.
- Finished at 5 pm, someone can take my light box back up north for me & the remainder glass stock so I’ve got a light trolley back to Edinburgh.
- 6.20 pm Train …… 1 change in Sterling to a fortunately delayed train that I could catch….
- 9.30 Arrived in the flat, that journey was hellish. 3 hours!!!!
- 9.32 Opened a bottle of Bons Ventos red wine, reward! Put the fire on. Put feet up.
A woman on the train asked me across a very busy carriage what it was I had (in reference to the trolley). I thought she just meant the trolley itself, not “what’s attached to the trolley”?…..
Ahhh “it’s my table I say, we go on adventures”. This statement may appear slightly crazy to the other passengers. Some guy in a 70’s Tweed number takes a Bamboo table around on trains going on what he calls adventures…….