It rained all day yesterday, all night and it's still going strong. After weeks and weeks of little or no rain I can practically hear the newly reinvigorated grass and weeds battling it out for supremacy.
Inevitably the weeds will prevail and by the weekend they'll be knee-high.
However, despite the grey and dismal weather, I'm feeling quite sunny today, as a box of the new NYDP casting slip has arrived, compliments of my UK supplier and I'm eager to try it out today.
They've abandoned the traditional plastic gallon jars with an innovative heavy duty plastic bag, contained within a cardboard box, so instead of having to sieve and stir the slip thoroughly prior to use, apparently I only have to pummel the bag a bit to take out any lumpy bits and help it regain its creamy consistency.
Also, as the bag is vacuum sealed, there is no possibility of introducing tiny air bubbles during the pummeling stage. These are very difficult to remove and invariably lodge in the most conspicuous areas of the moulds..... right at the end of a tiny nose, or over an eye, spoiling the casting and rendering it unusable.
Can't wait to get started.......