merrie60us: ha ha ha
auntyalias: so she laughs too
auntyalias: "You're such a nut!" she likes to say
bonsaikathy: it's good for her to laugh
bonsaikathy: how's she doing lately
auntyalias: I tell her sweets for a sweet and she deserves a nut
dahs512: how is Ruth doing?
auntyalias: her physical therapy is moving along
bonsaikathy: good comeback
merrie60us: how old is she
auntyalias: she was holding her right hand immobile afraid
auntyalias: but we 're getting her to do exercises, slowly but surely, she's 86
merrie60us: my aunt live to be 102 died last year
auntyalias: but took a fall and broke her wrist, is frail, pace maker and all that
auntyalias: but she's funny
bonsaikathy: it's not surprising then that at that age things have tightened up
auntyalias: I found her a Doris Day flick she never saw before, "The Man Who Knew Too Much" and we sang while I gave her a sponge bath
auntyalias: I might be pulled in for Wednesday shift though
auntyalias: need the money but it's more time away from the list
merrie60us: unfortunatley in life money counts first
bonsaikathy: Sweetie you have to take care of your family and self first, list afterwards
merrie60us: passion second
auntyalias: Stargazer/Jeanne is going to be doing Demos on Week Ends, she wrote to me about not wanting to conflict with our Demo times
dahs512: we will always be here
merrie60us: Yes I told her about your demos
auntyalias: Noodling away
auntyalias: Ah, I'm glad it gave her a goose to her muse, she took me to the South Bay Polymer Clay Guild back in July of 2001
auntyalias: just after my tour
auntyalias: she said, show and tell
auntyalias: I brought just a part of what I carted about on tour and blew everyone out of the water
auntyalias: had to hide Kai on the Green Tit because there were kids there
auntyalias: so Adults could come behind the table and see the R rated stuff
auntyalias: so I'm happy she is getting inspired to do Demos
auntyalias: the more the merrier
merrie60us: I actually took the liberty of telling a few people on PCJ about your demos etc
dahs512: always causing a stir
auntyalias: No worries honey
auntyalias: I was wondering why we got a surge of list members
merrie60us: They seemed very interested and excited
auntyalias: I figured someone was saying something somewhere, been getting like 2, 000 hits a day on the web
bonsaikathy: and some of them have just jumped right in there too which is wonderful
merrie60us: they were blown away by your website
auntyalias: I tell folks
auntyalias: when they are new to my site
auntyalias: bring food and drink
auntyalias: you'll be here for a while
bonsaikathy: brb, gonna do the potty break before we get started
auntyalias: It's an outing, like going to the Carlsbad Cavarns
auntyalias: sure, bioligicals folks
merrie60us: what are those
merrie60us: Carlsbad Cavarns
auntyalias: Ok, where are they, America Southwest,
merrie60us: in CA
auntyalias: rain melted soft stone
merrie60us: ooh sounds interesting
auntyalias: made miles of miles of caves as the water resided
auntyalias: where water drips through rocks we get our rock formations like Malachite
merrie60us: bet my son would likethat
auntyalias: oh it's such a trip
auntyalias: they have some areas where you can go and they are roped off
dahs512: pristeen water sometimes
auntyalias: for caves are delicate things really, the mineral formations from years and years of seeping water
auntyalias: they hope to protect those not open to the public and keep them for study, so it's said
auntyalias: is everyone back?
auntyalias: I was going to show close ups of this stuff before making the cane
dahs512: i'm here
auntyalias: give her a tick
auntyalias: smoke em if you got em
auntyalias: so who's doing pix?
auntyalias: I think we got silly there and didn't get it settled
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auntyalias: And Niki comes right on time
auntyalias: good horse
auntyalias: I'll wait to let you get cam
auntyalias: Ok, Kathy you're doing pix
dahs512: Kathy said she would do the pics i think
NikiT: those are perty
auntyalias: Merrie and Denise doing belt and suspender saves?
auntyalias: with Yahoo being weird and all
auntyalias: thanks love
auntyalias: ok, here's what I used to make these blue and white things
merrie60us: they look blue and yellow
auntyalias: pearl now see?
merrie60us: yes better
auntyalias: my hand made the color go wonky
auntyalias: just blue plugs with pearl blue surround
auntyalias: made a long one and sliced it down the center, cut it a half log like this
auntyalias: into three pie shaped pieces
auntyalias: and did like a lace cane wedge thing for this cane
merrie60us: ooh nice
auntyalias: and the chop made this vase
auntyalias: The blue and pearl made the petals for this lotus cane
auntyalias: those pearl fillers didn't work
merrie60us: how do you put it together the components to get the lotus
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auntyalias: How this lotus is made is what we're going to do in a tick
auntyalias: here's where I took some cane ends and repeated the lotus without that awful pearl filler
bonsaikathy: Hi Nancy
merrie60us: Hi Nancy
techi_mom56: on my day off...
dahs512: oooh i see
techi_mom56: nj that is really really pretty...
auntyalias: that's what we're going to do by popular demand
auntyalias: and because I want to do it better the second time around
bonsaikathy: I love all the differant pots made from these canes, they are really pretty
dahs512: NJ change you status
dahs512: you are a negative
auntyalias: ooops, thanks Denise
auntyalias: There, I always space on that, thanks honey
auntyalias: I'd like to show you some pots made with Natasha logs first though
auntyalias: and some new cane designs I've been playing with
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dahs512: hey faye
auntyalias: Hey Faye
bonsaikathy: Hi Faye
auntyalias: and Howdy Nancy, sorry my hands were busy
faye_shelton: Hi Y'all
auntyalias: ok, Natasha pots
dahs512: you've become a pothead
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dahs512: lots and lots of pots
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auntyalias: Jael make this your favorite room
dahs512: Is that Jackie?
dahs512: Hi Jael
auntyalias: and you'll be able to get to the chat room easier
icare4bunnies: I have been having problems with the internet this afternoon
ljcswartz: I have a question..... I was looking for the demo 6 -9 pm est. I can't stay anyway - just trying to see how it works. I actually thought it would be on yahoo messenger
auntyalias: File, favorite room, add
auntyalias: It is through Yahoo Messenger
icare4bunnies: doesn't work that way on my mac
auntyalias: ah, Mac...sorry
icare4bunnies: lol I
icare4bunnies: i'm not
icare4bunnies: I'm fine though
dahs512: do you see her cam Jackie?
auntyalias: Swartz...what's your name honey? Can you see the Cam, did you come in through Yahoo Messenger?
icare4bunnies: hi denise
icare4bunnies: I am here through the msat site
ljcswartz: jackie ==I came in through chat on the msatclayart site
auntyalias: are you on PC Jackie?
dahs512: oh, i didn't know we could do that
ljcswartz: nora jean is the only id i have and she is not on
ljcswartz: pc yes
dahs512: is her alias
icare4bunnies: on the site, there is a spot for chat
dahs512: hee hee
auntyalias: that's the name that should be up on your Yahoo Messenger friend's list
ljcswartz: let me look
auntyalias: If you're on pc it's best to open up messenger
auntyalias: right click on auntyalias
auntyalias: and then "join user in chat"
auntyalias: then add as a favorite room so you could be here first if you wanted
merrie60us: maybe we should post the page that has the webcam demo info on your website
auntyalias: I'll get it
ljcswartz: i am switching now
merrie60us: also you have to then go back and choose view webcam at least I do
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auntyalias: for Mac and PC
icare4bunnies: there is no chat option for my yahoo messenger
merrie60us: if you go to the link just posted it will walk you through it
dahs512: she's not here yet NJ
faye_shelton: Merrie, did you right click on the name? Mine is all the way on the bottom
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faye_shelton: Howdy, Jude!
bonsaikathy: Hi Jude
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merrie60us: I right click on auntyalias and choose join chat then I right click again and choose view webcam
auntyalias: She did it
auntyalias: ok now let me invite you to the cam
ljcswartz: I made it!!
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merrie60us: Hi Faye
faye_shelton: Howdy Jyl
faye_shelton: Hi Merrie
dahs512: Jackie can you see NJ's cam yet?
jyladams: II almost missed it!
ljcswartz: yes I can see
dahs512: we are cookin' now
icare4bunnies: I can't stay long, this is dinner time for us
auntyalias: On the cam menu you can make the window always stay on top
auntyalias: and shrink the chat window to not be underneath it
auntyalias: I'll start the Lotus cane
ljcswartz: justso you know I have to leave for a meeting at 6:55 -- wish I could stay though
auntyalias: Next Tuesday then
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merrie60us: well at least you know where we are
dahs512: stay for what length you can
auntyalias: Chryse is new
auntyalias: Jackie make this a favorite room
Chryse: Hi room!
dahs512: no she's not
merrie60us: I invited her
auntyalias: file, favorite room, add
Chryse: hehe, Hi Denise
dahs512: she's my age maybe
dahs512: hee hee
ljcswartz: I did that
faye_shelton: Hi Chryse
merrie60us: HI chryse
ljcswartz: how do I use favorite rooms
auntyalias: good going
auntyalias: when you open up Messenger
auntyalias: you go chat
bonsaikathy: Hi Chryse
Chryse: hi merrie
auntyalias: favorite room
auntyalias: and come here
Chryse: hi kathy
auntyalias: easy breezy
dahs512: next time it will be easier to find if you add this room to your favorite rooms
auntyalias: just sent invite to Chryse to view cam
NikiT: I'm gonna be AFK for a bit, NJ.. we took our bikes to the shop today and didn't expect them to be done already.. so gotta go pick them up.
auntyalias: okie dokie Niki
auntyalias: see you when you get back
Chryse: got it,thanks
auntyalias: I'll start this cane now
auntyalias: Did you see the cane design on the Blue Nile Lotus Page?
dahs512: we are ready to roll
faye_shelton: i saw it
techi_mom56: not yet...been playing with lapis...getting real close
auntyalias: my error
auntyalias: it's on my home page
dahs512: that will work too
auntyalias: thanks Denise
auntyalias: That design is just one flower repeated
auntyalias: each piece will be either a snake or a sheet
auntyalias: no blends
auntyalias: the colors are on that page
dahs512: these are stacks of premade sheets that NJ prepared ahead of time
merrie60us: good idea
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dahs512: foil keeps them separated without leaching
dahs512: Hi Jill
aurorajv: Hi Denise
merrie60us: Hi Jill
aurorajv: Hi all
bonsaikathy: Hi Jill
aurorajv: hope you don't mind me joining
dahs512: Jill are you seeing NJ on cam?
merrie60us: Does the foil leave marks on the sheets of clay
aurorajv: not yet
dahs512: right click on her name and view webcam
auntyalias: just sent an invite
auntyalias: I'll have to press some Premo Pearl Blue
dahs512: it's too bad I can't do that for you NJ
dahs512: send invites
auntyalias: LOL, I'll take care and it's fresh
auntyalias: it's just boring is all
auntyalias: share the lotus links please
auntyalias: for those who came in after
aurorajv: ty, i am watching
dahs512: go and peek at the pics and she has the colors listed there
aurorajv: thanks Denise
dahs512: do we want too have a sound off while we are waiting?
dahs512: Denise, Cedar Creek Texas
bonsaikathy: sounds like a good idea
bonsaikathy: Kathy in E. TN
merrie60us: Merrie, Boston
faye_shelton: Faye, Norfolk, VA
icare4bunnies: Jael, Champaign IL
Chryse: Chryse, near Seattle Washington
aurorajv: Jill, near Pensacola Florida
bonsaikathy: NJ is in California
icare4bunnies: can I come visit you Jill?
jude: Me too!
icare4bunnies: it's mighty cold here right now
dahs512: For all of you who have never been to one of NJ's cam demos, please feel free to comment on what you see her doing.
jude: The arm of doom!
merrie60us: we save the logs and post them with pictures on her website
ljcswartz: how do I make sure a copy is saved from this chat??
ljcswartz: I will do the website then
dahs512: later she will read the log and post it on her site
jude: NJ does not believe in babying her clay. She really does slap it around.
jyladams: Jyl, Gig Harbor WA
icare4bunnies: she has to take out all the profanity first lol
merrie60us: there are also pictures to go with the log
dahs512: you can save it the best by highlighting the whole text, then copy and paste it into word
dahs512: Kathy is doing screen shots
ljcswartz: this is too wonderful .. thanks... got to go
jyladams: Chryse, where near Seattle?
merrie60us: come back soon
dahs512: Later then
jude: It can be pasted into any notebook-like program.
bonsaikathy: see you later
auntyalias: OK let's do roll call before this really starts
merrie60us: just did and included you
auntyalias: NoraJean, San Francisco, Lotus Cane
dahs512: we already did...snicker
bonsaikathy: I added you
dahs512: hee hee
auntyalias: Ok, lets start then
auntyalias: I'm going to take this pearl and make snakes
auntyalias: then I'm going to surround the snakes with Pearl Blue
auntyalias: they are going to be around this size
dahs512: looks like about an inch across
merrie60us: isn't that one cut in half though
auntyalias: after the snakes are made they will be cut to lengths and then cut in half
auntyalias: after they are cut in half they will be formed in to one lotus petal for the cane
auntyalias: we need size of them for the design
jyladams: All I see is a sheet on foil??
auntyalias: the same will be done with the gold green and surrounded with the gold green and copper mix
auntyalias: this is the clay colors that will go into the green part
merrie60us: telling what is going to happen first
jude: I love that copper color.
merrie60us: ooh the green sheet is yummy
jude: I believe that she is using a green pearl.
dahs512: Clay I'm using for this cane: Pearl for the petals Pearl Blue for the surround sheets of the petals and for the background. Pearl Green mixed with Gold for the stalks. Pearl Green mixed with Copper for the outline for the Lotus. You can use what ever colors you want I just have to use this mica rich stash before it is less than fresh. The Pearl Green is already crumbly and I have to mix it with fresh Gold and Pearl just to get it to cooperate.
dahs512: that is what she had on her site
merrie60us: cutting edge even and rolling into logs
dahs512: She made a sheet and is rollong it into a log
jude: Okie, so, it's green pearl with pearl and gold added.
merrie60us: now has two logs
merrie60us: about width of a penny or nickel?
bonsaikathy: ok did I freeze up or did we come to a standstill
dahs512: an inch?
jude: You froze.
merrie60us: yeah sounds right
dahs512: did you?
jude: she's moving here.
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bonsaikathy: sorry, looks like I froze up so missed a little bit
dahs512: If you have a lot of trouble, I can back you up Kathy
icare4bunnies: not much
faye_shelton: she just made a third log
merrie60us: now cutting blue sheet
bonsaikathy: Doesn't happen to me often, not sure why it did this time
jyladams: colors of the logs she has done now?
merrie60us: rolling pearl log with blue
jyladams: what are the other 3, they just look plain pearl?
merrie60us: she has not rolled them in blue yet
jyladams: Are they solid colored pearl logs?
jude: What is she wearing on her wrists? Warmers?
merrie60us: yes she said no blends
dahs512: she is wrapping the log with the sheet of blue
merrie60us: no supports
jude: Okie, makes sense, then.
dahs512: NJ is a fashion queen
jude: You got that right.
faye_shelton: some wraps to support her wrists. she overdid it, I think
dahs512: she did say her wrists were sore from working long time last night
merrie60us: they are very good if you have carpal tunnel or have had it
faye_shelton: i think so, yes
merrie60us: wrapping third log
jude: Yes, indeed, know what that is like.
dahs512: my pinkie will wierd out on me once in awhile
jude: NJ uses pearl instead of white all the time. I usually will use th white and maybe put a bit of pearl in it.
merrie60us: now has three wrapped logs
jude: My right index twitches a lot. Not a good thing on the mouse.
dahs512: I think pearl and white both have there places
jude: Third time's the charm. Hehehehe
aurorajv: hehehe Denise!
merrie60us: taking green sheet
merrie60us: into log
bonsaikathy: Ok Denise, for some reason I'm having problems tonight, everything keeps freezing
dahs512: she is making the stem
merrie60us: rolling with her hand
jude: I wonder what setting she used on the PM to roll the green out.
dahs512: you guys scribe I'll get shots
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jude: NJ has rolled the pearl up into logs and now has rolled green around each.
merrie60us: now taking brown/copper? and wrapping green log
jude: Now she is rolling another color...blue? Over the green on the logs.
bonsaikathy: Ok Denise I guess this is going to be one of those nights where I keep freezing up for some reason
jude: Copper? Okie, I can see that.
dahs512: I've got it Kathy
merrie60us: so far just one log of green and copper
bonsaikathy: so that we don't end up missing out on shots better let you do them
aurorajv: is that straight copper, or a mix with black...looks dark to me
bonsaikathy: arrggghhh, I'll send what I have so far
jude: The copper right off the block is kinda dark.
jyladams: This is copper over solid green logs - correct? The other logs are pearl wrapped in blue - still correct?
aurorajv: or maybe it's just the camera
dahs512: she swears she is going to get a new camera
merrie60us: she lists the blends etc on the
jude: Oh? this is copper over solid green?
dahs512: three blue-wrapped pearl logs and one copper wrapped green log
merrie60us: Clay I'm using for this cane: Pearl for the petals Pearl Blue for the surround sheets of the petals and for the background. Pearl Green mixed with Gold for the stalks. Pearl Green mixed with Copper for the outline for the Lotus. You can use what ever colors you want I just have to use this mica rich stash before it is less than fresh. The Pearl Green is already crumbly and I have to mix it with fresh Gold and Pearl just to get it to cooperate.
merrie60us: three blue wrapped logs one copper wrapped log and one green wrapped log
dahs512: you can type fast Merrie
merrie60us: do it for a living
jyladams: Thank you JILL, that is what I was trying to clarigy
dahs512: I just cut and paste..hee hee
merrie60us: no problem easy breezy
merrie60us: covering another green log with copper
dahs512: she seems to be working on a second sten sane
icare4bunnies: ok, where is the image
icare4bunnies: it stopped
aurorajv: I have it
dahs512: mine is still going
bonsaikathy: it's still going, close out and get back in
merrie60us: what stopped
faye_shelton: i'm seeing it, too
bonsaikathy: it's happened to me 2ce already
merrie60us: you might have frozen yahoo is wierd
bonsaikathy: it's very wierd tonight
merrie60us: now have five logs
auntyalias: I'll take questions now
dahs512: I think we covered the colors
faye_shelton: someone wondered how thick you roll the surround sheets?
jyladams: none here now
dahs512: they wanted to know what setting
auntyalias: at the widest setting
jude: Okie, thanks.
auntyalias: the blue and pearl are getting cut in half lengh wise
faye_shelton: Is the petal pure pearl?
auntyalias: yes, pure Pearl
faye_shelton: and the leaf, peral green?
icare4bunnies: says I am receiving images, but I'm not
auntyalias: and the surround is Pearl Blue
bonsaikathy: I"m having a tough time tonight, the webcam keeps freezing up on me
auntyalias: shall we take a break
merrie60us: did you try shutting computer off and getting on fresh
auntyalias: save logs and pix
auntyalias: and potty break
bonsaikathy: Did you totally close out and then open again
merrie60us: save logs okay
auntyalias: folks can reboot and come back in
faye_shelton: K. coolClay I'm using for this cane: Pearl for the petals Pearl Blue for the surround sheets of the petals and for the background. Pearl Green mixed with Gold for the stalks. Pearl Green mixed with Copper for the outline for the Lotus. You can use what ever colors you want I just have to use this mica rich stash before it is less than fresh. The Pearl Green is already crumbly and I have to mix it with fresh Gold and Pearl just to get it to cooperate.