We made it home and just in time! There was another major eruption of the volcano this morning at 6:00 am and it was a doozey -an ash cloud reached 50,000 feet into the sky. While we were in Seattle we missed some GREAT powder days as well as we missed the U.S. Ski Team Alpine Championships and we missed the start of the 2009 Telepalooza World Telemark Freeskiing Competition. With all of the snow while wewere away, layers of ash and snow covered the deck and stairs. It is going to be hard for me to harvest some of the ash to use in a glaze because of all the snow, I'll have to figure something out. But first, the cookie jar is empty.
The delay in Seattle did a number on my production schedule. I've got a lot of pieces to get to the Galleries and a commission piece that was supposed to be delivered last week.
Everyone has been very understanding of my absence but I put a lot of pressure on myself not to let anyone down or to miss a deadline. On the positive, I was caught up and even a bit ahead before we left the second time. We needed to make two trips to Seattle in March. The commission piece was completed and just needed to have the clear coat dry and the finished work
delivered. Here are a couple of pictures of the commission job. The commission was to create a Tabernacle for a beautiful, new Chapel. I needed to do a lot of research on the Eucharist and what a Tabernacle was used for. Fortunately, I had meetings with the clients as to t
heir ideas, needs and the overall design they were looking for before I started the design and production. I worked with the very skilled and talented, Rick at Western Sheetmetal to help with the stainless and aluminum fabrication work. I think the finishe
d piece is really beautiful and was a real creative challenge, nothing like I have ever done before. After I meet with the clients next week, and if the piece is as they expected, I will post pictures of the finished Tabernacle in the Chapel.