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Today I'm grateful that...

     I could see my breath when I walked to the bus stop yesterday. What a lovely reminder of good things to come!

     My craft painting project got up on the Windstone Gallery far faster than I expected. Since the main forum moderator was heading off to DragonCon, I thought I might have to wait a bit. But no! Looking forward to starting my next one: a unicorn.

     It's Friday and the last day of August! Been a hard week for me emotionally, so I'm very grateful for my mom's comments and e-mails, as well as Christi's as she seems to keep changing the date for our going to the Renaissance Festival every few days. Reminds me of what I've got to look forward to!

     In light of that, I'm even the more touched by Pantha's kindness in dropping by my garden post and leaving comments, when she's been super-busy the last few weeks. What a treasure!
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Reaching My Ears:
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On August 31st, 2007 01:17 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Some of them seems to really like all that rain. The impatiens in particular are very happy. And busy-sleepy sounds rather nice. ;)

Thanks! That's the interference paint you're seeing, though I had to paint over it because it shows up very strongly against a dark background. And the eyes are glass--there's a selection of colors to choose from; of course I picked grey. ;D

Interference paints are like iridescent paints, except better in my opinion (but hard to find locally and not cheap!). Iridescent paint is opaque, but interference is translucent, so it can be painted over another color (black in this case) so the iridescent flash shows up at certain angles and under certain lights (depending upon how thickly it's been painted on). On light base colors it gives a more pearlescent effect than anything. What it is are chips of mica that refract the light at a certain wavelength. You can see some examples here.
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On August 31st, 2007 10:06 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
How could it be? In my opinion, no sculpture can surpass the incredible beauty of the living original--the best sculptures just make me catch my breath and remind me how gorgeous the creature/flower it imitates is. *is thinking of the owls she saw at the State Fair*
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On August 31st, 2007 04:36 pm (UTC), shanra commented:
That is such a beautiful, beautiful griffin. You're so lovely with painting and artsy things, you are. ^-^

And autumn's almost here! *is happy for Joelle that the weather will be better for her soon*
On August 31st, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Thanks! A lot of the painters over there knock my socks off. ;)

The nights have been deliciously cool the last two nights. Hoping to get some good sleep this long weekend...

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On August 31st, 2007 09:50 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
Your cool air sounds wonderful. Hope it stay around for you without rain.
I check out your Griffin. He is kind of cute in a way. Looking forward to when
I can see him in person. The unicorn sounds fun.

I forgot about you going to Renassance Festival. That will be a treat for you.

Enjoy your long weekend. Hope you get to catch up on your sleep. SD
On August 31st, 2007 10:08 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Well, it's going to be in the lower 80's through the weekend, but the nights should all get into the lower 60's which will be nice. (But not as nice as the 50's the last two nights!)

Thanks for saying that--I know you don't like griffins. =)

I'm looking forward to it--right now the date is Sept 15.

Me too! Hope to talk to you soon!