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Elmer’s Epoxy Epic

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Cee’s Oddball Photo Challenge: 2018-08-12


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A clever craftsperson repurposed some windows from an old house as suncatchers, with shards of colored glass held in place by clear liquid epoxy.  Alas, the epoxy components were not measured just right for the one I bought.  (It’s difficult.)  Sticky gunk oozed from cracks and seams after a few weeks of exposure to hot sun.

An epic battle between Elmer’s Glue and the rogue epoxy ended in victory for Elmer.  On one side of the suncatcher, a thick coating of glue was needed in some places.  I added more to make a whimsical mix of clear and cloudy, roughly 50-50.  The ratio is not so critical as when mixing epoxy.

My suncatcher is a good size for hiding the squirrel baffle above my hanging bird feeder, and it has withstood years of hot summer sun w/o having any gunk get past Elmer.  On the other hand, a few squirrels have gotten past the baffle.

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The Towel Brothers

There are grander true stories of failure and redemption, but this one can be illustrated by photos with many horizontal lines, in response to a challenge.
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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Horizontal Line(s)

Ken is a colorful “kitchen towel” but …


… can’t keep up with Hank (a “hand towel”) at drying.


What else can towels do? I repurposed Ken to …


… block glare from the light over the sink …


… and left the drying to Hank.