the self cleaning studio!

Posted: January 28, 2013 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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leaking-wall-4I was just thinking the Hope curtain needed to be washed and that all the accumulated bits and pieces on the bench needed a good clean and dust… well be careful what you wish for, we’ve had torrential rain for days and the studio wall reached saturation point this morning
leaking-wallthis only happens when the rain comes from the North a couple of times a year & hopefully it will ease up soon!
the buckets are catching  most of the drips and everything is sorted, all the brushes are in the brush jars, the pencils are in the pencil jars, the stray beads are back in their tins and all the feathers and bits and pieces are clean!
This is what it looked like a few weeks ago
postcard beginnings
the rain seems to be easing now so once things dry out a bit more I’ll get back to the fishnet lace edge on the circle of the seasons scarf
fishnet1 fishnet2fishnet6fishnet5

  1. vladthebat says:

    It’s always nice to sort things out…even if you had little choice to do otherwise… The only trhing that is puzzling me when I tidy the studio it’s that it won’t last for long…. lol

  2. deanna7trees says:

    well, i guess your walls got a washing even though not planned. i love the bits and beads and things you always add…so many nice little surprises.

  3. roz says:

    really gorgeous detail on your scarf mo. finally we have blue sky and sun here, and waiting for the river to peak still ! the garden is very happy tho ..

    • Mo Crow says:

      you inspire me Roz! I got out my fabulous old NSK dentist drill that I used for glass engraving for years & have been drilling tiny shells this morning, very slowly and gently.

      • roz says:

        really be careful of the dust from shells . a good way to do this is to bluetack the shell to the base of a container and just cover over the shell with water, keeping all of the drill electrical bits far from the water of course. the water stops anything from becoming airborne and available to breathe in coz those bitys are nasty. x

        • Mo Crow says:

          thanks for the good advice Roz, fortunately my drill is a NSK Volvere with a micro motor in the hand piece with the electricity supply and speed control at the end of a coily cord so I can work with water running over the piece (this is necessary with glass engraving to save the diamond burrs and the lungs from silicosis) Yesterday the holes were so small on the tiny shells I was able to use a few drops of water to keep the dust down and the shell cool and yes the Blu Tac really helps + drilling from the outside in so as not to crack the shiny outside surface, have always found shells to be a challenge but going very slow and gently works!

  4. dinahmow says:

    Yes, but it’s not the kind of “cleaning” I’d choose! Speaking of which…if I don’t clean the muddy gunk from the louvre sills they’ll become window boxes. Mustard and cress, anyone?
    Glad you’re otherwise unscathed.

    • Mo Crow says:

      Hooray the sun is out and everything is feeling sparkling, the carpet is still pretty damp but have had the fan going all day, am just rehanging the hopeful curtain and will have everything sorted by nightfall. Thank goodness I hadn’t started the next crow drawing as it would have been ruined!

  5. Valerianna says:

    Whoa… glad its subsiding, floods are not fun. You seem to have a good attitude about it, though!

    • Mo Crow says:

      this is such an old house, she’s like an old lady who needs help to keep her lipstick on straight, the rent is cheap & we just try to look after her the best we can!

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