Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Woo Hoo! Flame Cometh!

Finally! A torch! I bought and received one but the solder did not come - backorder. Sheesh! So, very soon, these trees will be seamless. The cold connection used is very adequate, but I'll be happy to be just a bit neater. Stay tuned!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

The Things We Can’t Have. A Ponder.

Beyond our reach, like a sunset, so beautiful. Running toward it, taking in its glory. Though we know it won’t last forever, we enjoy it, breathe it in, savor it and when it's gone, still smile.

Like the smell of brownies when on a diet. Is it better to be able to smell their deliciousness or keep the smell at bay? Is it better to have just a crumb, or none at all, knowing you can never have it all?

A walk in a park. Rejuvenating. A temporary joy. Unlikely to be able to live in such a place, yet a pleasure during visit. A fast flowing river, foaming waterfall, mist soaring the spirit. Ah. I leave with a peace and a certainty I will enjoy it again.

A beautiful soul, not fully available. One who causes a part of your soul to ache for what you know could be wonderful. Is it better to enjoy just a part of this beauty, painful as it also is? Euphoria and pain at once.

Why do some temporary joys include only joy, while others have a pain as well? This currently perplexes me. Again.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

The Age of Etsians

I've been kinda having fun with charting the age of Etsians from data accumulated in an Etsy Forums thread.
So, it's been know that the average age is 34, but the graph is even more revealing.

I wonder about the age merely in its relation to how integrated computers are into our lives. I don't think it is a good view of who's crafting and selling. It was 20 years ago when I got my first computer and it only had a dos prompt ( C:\). The younger generation grew up with it as an appendage.

What do you think about it?

--> The most current graph.
--> The Forums Thread.

Friday, September 14, 2007

New Work Table! Woot!

Yay! I got a new worktable. There are two areas in which I work, one for sawing, filing, drilling, big hammering, another for clean assembly, the finishing touches and photography. In the dirty area I was using a workmate and every time I hammered, things would jiggle to the floor. Now I can use the workmate only for the hammering. Sweet. This was greatly in preparation for beginning to use heat. I was going to get a jeweler's specific workbench, but I prefer a bigger work area. So this is it.

Flame should be coming soon! :-)

Want to see comments about what's on it? See here...

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Etsians Say The Darnest Things!

Cool! I found out I was blogged about on "Etsians Say The Darnest Things".
How sweet! Thanks to Abitabite!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Weekly Markets!

If you live near the Twin Cities of Minnesota, come visit me.
I am outside at the Midtown Farmers Market every Saturday, through October.

I can be found indoors at the Midtown Global Market Tuesdays and Thursdays, until further notice.
They've both been good for me and are great environments. I can't just *sit* there, so I bring work along. I prepare things ahead of time that I can finish off or polish there.

Come visit me and pick up some fresh local veggies while you're at it. :-)