Spam – I – am

Time marches on. Trying to age gracefully. Suffered loss this year. Blessed gain this year. And . . . I still cannot comment on some WordPress blogs. The Happiness Engineers told me I needed to contact Akismet because my comments may be viewed as spam. 🙄 Not sure I’m up for this. I’m trying to … More Spam – I – am

Wordless December

December’s photo challenge: (top left) technology, (top center) candle, (top right) Santa, (center left) all wrapped up, (center) 7 pm, (center right) colorful and Christmas song, (bottom) tradition

December

We have survived husband’s first year of retirement!  His retirement started off with a bang when we both came down with covid this time last year.   I barely remember last December but we have pictures to prove that we, indeed, celebrated Christmas. Wow! The lawn and building a new deck kept husband busy spring … More December

Onward

Oh my! A new year! I’m almost afraid to ask the cosmos . . . “Now what?” So, I will not ask. Instead, I will turn my attention to my list of things “To Do” before spring. Top on my list is to sort through all the extra things we have acquired due to my … More Onward

Take Time

The falling leaves gather around my pottery wheel. My throwing days have come to an end for the year. The temperatures have dropped quite dramatically this week making it a challenge to photograph my pottery on my back porch. “They” say it may snow this weekend! This month I have been busy with many behind … More Take Time

Happy New Year!

I don’t know if it was just me or what but this holiday season seemed to fly by so quickly. I think father time is anxious to start a new decade! From our house to yours, Happy New Year!

Merry & Bright

What!? I haven’t posted since October 22nd?! 😱 Well, happy December! We flew through Halloween! Then Thanksgiving happened in the blink of an eye. Now, December is upon us as well snow . . . . . .and baking season. Cookies, breads and pies are not the only things baking this month. I have a few more … More Merry & Bright

Before and After

After a lot of hard work dealing with unusual grog particles in my clay over the summer, I am happy to report not all was a loss! Tickled with the glaze results in these two turquoise & brown mugs! Just listed in my shop, back porch studio, on Etsy!  

Change of Season

As the temperature cools, my throwing season is coming to an end. But, that doesn’t mean I’m done with pottery! I have more work to do 🙂 Follow me on Instagram for some  behind-the-scenes shots!

‘Tis The Season!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! I love that some of  my pottery pieces are going to new homes! Also on Etsy. . . I can vouch for each shop.  I have shopped at each one. Wonderful products! Wonderful people!

Gratitude

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough and more.” Melody Beattie

Hooray! It’s Today!

Happy New Year! A new week! A new day! Hooray! I made no New Year’s resolutions. In fact, a long time ago I resolved not to make New Year’s resolutions. Instead  I decided to make daily resolutions or, as some may call them, daily affirmations.  Daily resolutions are much less daunting. The intent is for … More Hooray! It’s Today!

Announcement!

I am happy to announce my newest items I am adding to my Etsy shop:  whimsical wall art plaques!  I am thrilled to be able to continue to work with clay inside this winter where it is nice an warm as opposed to my back porch where it is very cold, icy and snowy this … More Announcement!

What’s New?

Below are pictures of a few things I made this summer on my back porch. All are available to purchase on Etsy at Back Porch Studio: Winter is on its way.  Time to move all my pottery stuff inside.  I did, however, find something new to keep me busy and out of trouble through the … More What’s New?

Winter is Here

Days in my back porch studio are numbered.   The days are growing shorter and colder.  Woke up to snow and ice this morning. Winter is here. This summer was my most productive!  I made over 100 pieces.  Now, I will be spending my time taking photographs of each piece, writing descriptions and putting them up … More Winter is Here

My Newest Favorite!

I made three little test tumblers to try out a new glaze combination. I am thrilled with the results so much so, I’m going to make more! The weather is perfect today so back behind the wheel I go!