I have been enjoying a nice little staycation for the last six days. Who knew it could be so nice just being home! This time off from the dayjob has given me time to relax, sure, but also time to explore.
I spent some time working on some enameling techniques that I'd only just done once before, the stamping technique to apply a design to the enamel. I now have a much better handle on the best way to do it and what types of designs work best.
I learned that torch-firing crackle base and trying to use regular enamels (not liquid) will only result in miserable failure. It was pretty for a minute though.
I didn't just spend the whole time inside though, I got out too. I took a nice almost six-hour hike around the Foresthill Divide Loop Trail. It was about 11 miles. It wasn't super hot and there were breezes...and I only almost got squished by a cyclist once.
Now I'm off to do a little putting.
Tomorrow it's back to the dayjob, but for today, I'm going to enjoy my last bit of staycation.
I hope your summer is great too.