First and foremost, I would like to apologize for not being as present on my blog as of late. There have been things happening, but to be sure I will be following up with your comments and getting back to a regular routine this month.
Spring is nearly here and I have been trying to finish up a few little reno projects around the house. This includes a re-imagining of my mantle place, because every home needs a heart and for our ours it will be the hearth.
This is how things looked before:
And this is where we are at now:
I am hoping to complete this project very soon, which also includes new base boards and a crown moulding. What do you think of it so far? I am hoping it and the shelves I plan on installing along the sides will be a suitable showcase for my raku pottery vases.
I am also excited to announce that I will be making my own tiles for the space around the fireplace insert, and soon we will be adding tiles to our site available for sale.
I will also be experimenting with some naked fun this month – naked raku, now with ferric chloride. I am looking to create a special vase to honour my lovely furbaby family members. If all goes well and ‘The Alchemist’ has not lost his touch, I hope to be able to offer these vases and urns for people who would like to honour their pets. So if you are interested, start a collection of their fur when you brush them!
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I am still contemplating a colour choice for the centre protrusion. What do you think would be a good colour for it?