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Originally started in 2011 to document a Ring-A-Day project, I now plan to use it for updates concerning my work and life! Follow for notifications of new posts!


Monday, April 4, 2011

RING No. 94

Today was not the best day. Started out with not feeling well this morning and then when I went to school, It was raining so hard that is soaked my backpack, even though I had an umbrella, and subsequently soaked my ipod touch that was in my pack. When I got to the studio I realized what happened and tried to turn it off. It was a cloudy screen that would not recognize my touch! :( I was devastated....I put it in my desk drawer and plan to check on it tomorrow to see if it dries out. So later on I taught class and afterwards walked home to get my car. It was still pouring rain, but this time tons of lightning and thunder. I got scared and was so sure that I would get struck by lighting. (recalling the story my Grandma used to tell me about her cousin getting struck and dying while walking her child to school). I ran half of the way back to my house because of my silly fear. Well when I got to my house I tried to find my phone to check the time (I know, I should be wearing a watch!) and it wasn't there! I knew then that it probably came out of my pocket while I was running. I was getting my car to go pick up Danielle at the studio so that we could go get some supplies for the studio, so I went to get her and then on our way back we retraced my steps (in the car). Lo and behold I saw it on the street corner a block from my house! I was relieved. It was lying facedown and was soaked. We will see if it dries out in the next few days. I cannot afford a new phone!

Tonight's ring I call "Seated Figure" or "Reclining Figure" because it can be configured two ways. The metal part that serves as the legs was a metal hair barrette that Angie Rogers gave me. Thanks Angie! The Rubber piece that holds it all together and the top metal piece were parts to a pen that I found in my car. The black bulbous plastic form was given to me by my step-dad, Sid. Thanks Sid!

Materials: metal, rubber, plastic
Dimensions: 3.25 x 1.25 x 1 inches

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