Superfans

Have you guys seen this series from Tom Felton about fandom?

I certainly have books and movies I really enjoy, but I’ve never been the kind of fan to seek celebrity photos or autographs. I don’t have anything against that, I just don’t indulge in it. Probably, because I can’t generally remember someone’s name unless I’ve had a meal with them. Celebrities don’t generally ask me to dinner, so I can’t keep them straight. Anyway, the series that starts above is really interesting. It’s respectful and I really enjoyed it.

Whistles

I’m a little obsessed with making whistles lately. It started with watching many, many ocarina how-to videos on YouTube and now it’s become a game of how many animals can I manage to turn into whistles. I’m not making ocarinas, because I have no musical talent, and couldn’t tune them without the aid of an electronic tuner. That seems like a wasted purchase for something I then couldn’t play though. Which brings us to whistles, which I love. The sound is low and steady and I really enjoy making them work. I’m playing around with different animals, but there are limitations on both my ability to make figures and shapes that can be used for a whistle. It’s an enjoyable challenge though.

Here is what I’ve done so far:

This was my first attempt at a whistle and I love how it turned out.

This was my first attempt at a whistle and I love how it turned out.

This shows the whistle part of the turtles.

This shows the whistle part of the turtles.

Two More Turtles Ready for Firing

These two turtle whistles are ready for firing. Glaze is magical. These white looking turtles will be completely different when they come out of the kiln.

Two New Whistle Figures

A hippo and and a snail. Hopefully, they will hold their voices through the first firing.