The title is more reflective of the mood of the day than anything. Had very little sleep last night, and what there was of it was rather fitful. Add to this that I've been avoiding sodas and the like (my main source of caffeine) for about 20 days now, and the brain has not been very cooperative.
I cannot brain today; I haz the dumb.
However, I did find a 5-hour energy shot in my bag that was handed out some time ago free on the street, as they do sometimes. Those things taste nasty, but it seems to be helping me get through the last couple of hours of work at any rate.
I have finished a new painting (another gift) and it will be uploaded to the gallery once it's given over. My sister really likes the "ghost trees" style of paintings and is suggesting I do a whole series - so am pondering that, she's given me some interesting shaped wooden pieces to gesso and recycle for the project.
I noticed I'm now a little less than 1500 pageviews away from the kiriban, and yes, I have decided the person who grabs the screencap of the 50,000 page view will get a free custom magic vial pendant. I won't put a price cap or limit one what you can get, but it has to be in the materials I already have (will not be ordering 14K gold-filled wire or trying to get a hold of some rare meteorite minerals for a kiriban, sorry) but, don't worry, I've got a pretty impressive stash of gems and minerals.
There was something I wanted to update on, but for the life of me I can't remember. That energy shot may keep me from falling asleep at my desk, but it's not making the brain want to focus any better. I'm sure I'll remember later.
AH! I REMEMBERED! Looks like I might be coming into a good number of 15ml glass bottles. Am thinking of making larger versions of some of my basic formulas with the intent of alter/candle anointing oils. Customs will be available, of course, if something specific regarding a zodiac or a personal issue is wanting to be addressed, but I think to start I might just make the basic 4 elements, a lunar, a solar, and probably either a Fae oil or the Deep Forest blend that was one of my original 6 vials made way back in the Tennessee days. I will be going out into REAL woods, far outside the city, and hopefully collecting some components for such before too long.
As ever, would love to hear thoughts/comments/suggestions on, in the case, particularly, the 15ml anointing oils. (Small note, due to the size, and to keep cost affordable, I won't be filling the 15ml bottles as full of gemstones as I do my pendants; but there will be more herbs/herbal blends. See the following link to see the original Deep Forest for an idea: [link]
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