Back at Work

Day 178 of Safer-at-Home here in Panama City Beach, Florida. Today’s statistics for COVID-19 from Florida’s Community Coronavirus Dashboard for Bay County are 5,667 cases and 92 deaths, and for Florida are 705,354 cases and 12,482 deaths. There are 26 people in local hospitals with a primary diagnosis of the virus. Bay District Schools has set up a Coronavirus Dashboard. To date there have been 20 cases, 236 students/ staff have been quarantined and 13 schools have been affected.

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I woke up way too early this morning. Most days I can get back to sleep but not today. I tossed and turned, then read for a bit and finally decided to get up around 3:30 am.

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After breakfast I started a load of laundry then headed out to the shed. First I made a list of what I wanted to put in the kits for my upcoming class at Education Encore on liquid enamels, and then I went through what I had on hand and then made a list of what I needed to still buy. Luckily I can get what I need locally, so next week I will go shopping.

Liquid Enamel Play by MK

Then I started to play. The hardest part is trying to figure out what technique I wanted to work on and then what colors to use. One of those problems I solved, when a while back I had pulled out some enamels and I have been limiting myself to these colors. Most everything went smoothly, but I did have one mishap. I had decided to put a decal on one of the pieces I made last week that needed a focal. And oops I over fired and it turned to ashes.

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While in the shed, it rained a little. But a little later it started to thunder and the sky was turning black, so I decided to wrap it up and get back to the house before it started to pour. When it came down it was a hard rain, and flooded the streets and my screened -in porch. But it was short lived and should dry out pretty quickly. I at least had enough foresight to get the dried out wool rug up on milk crates so it didn’t get wet.

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy and Wear a Mask.

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