2020 has sucked. It has really sucked. I lost my mom in June. Lost my mother in-law in September. And this week we lost Miss Kitty who was 20 years young. “The earth will never be the same againRock, water, tree, iron, share this greifAs distant stars participate in the pain. A candle snuffed, a … More Nothing Loved is Ever Lost
This is not the post I had in mind for today but it’s Monday so . . . I overslept. I woke up to husband having video conference with his work colleagues at the kitchen table. (He’s been working from home since the Mid-March covid virus outbreak.) This meant I had to make my power … More Whoa Monday
Today was glazing day. And laundry day. Glazing and laundry on the same day? What could go wrong? I shouldn’t ask. It is still 2020 after all! While eating lunch, I noticed a young Robin drinking from one of Miss Kitty’s handmade water bowls. It is nice see other critters enjoying a drink from my … More Behind the Scenes of a Part Time Potter
Originally posted in September 2018! Not much has changed in our backyard. We are a little older and hopefully a little wiser. Summer vacation? Well, I really didn’t have one but I sure enjoyed my summer! I enjoy summer, vacation or not. Summer is my favorite season! Being on our back porch throwing things, … More What did I do on my summer vacation?
Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. I’m finding the whole social media thing overwhelming. I can’t seem to keep up. I started this blog to promote my business as a potter. Then I started a facebook page followed opening an instagram account. Blogging and facebook I can do from my desk top. Yeah! Instagram, not so much. Boo! … More Social Media, Mobile Phones and Glasses
Writers make writing look so easy. Is writing as difficult for them as it is me? I’m certainly not an avid writer but I do write: journals, letters, notes, lists. I seem to be more of a lister than a writer. I have many lists of things I want to write about. The problem is … More On Writing
Who doesn’t love sunflowers? Creatures big and small love sunflowers! I started planting sunflowers early spring all to have a creature eat every last sunflower seed! I suspect a squirrel. I planted another round sunflower seeds. Thrilled to see them sprout to six to twelve inches in height! Yeah! Much to my despair, a rabbit … More Sunflowers Maybe
I am sensing a theme for this year. Mayhem. Life has changed since early March. Shelter at home. Social distancing. Face masks. Shortage of toilet paper, Lysol spray and disinfectant wipes. Here it is June of 2020. I think I have finally grown accustomed to dear husband working from home. Both of us have learned … More Mayhem
Happy whatever day it is! With dear husband working from home since mid-March, it is as if every day is Saturday. Not that he works from home on Saturdays but he is home. Every day. Both of us in the house through the week has taken some getting used to. I think we will survive. … More Checking In
We are having a beautiful spring although I am having trouble remembering what day it is. Each day is like the day before but it has been nice to watch what pops up in the garden. Dear husband has been working from home now for three weeks. I am back behind my wheel. Not quite … More Close to Normal Part 2
Deep in the earth I woke, I stirred. I said: “Was that the Spring I heard? For something called!” “No, no,” they said; “Go back to sleep. Go back to bed. You’re far too soon; The world’s too cold For you, so small,” So I was told. But how could I go back to sleep? I … More Was That Spring I heard?
Hello from the blustery and snowy arctic tundra! Okay. Maybe not THE arctic tundra but from my back porch. Brrrr! Though it is winter, I have been playing in the mud inside where it is warm. I am looking forward to sharing with you my latest clay projects. Happy Friday!!!
The calendar says it is October but summer is still here! Temperatures in the 90’s. Shadows growing longer. Warm breeze. Dragon flies dart about. My eyes and soul can not get enough of the these clear blue skies and white puffy clouds. And falling to sleep to the sound of crickets and katydids in October … More Look Up
I learned a lot about shooting the moon. The Harvest Moon illuminated night sky the weekend of September 13, 2019. So, I grabbed my camera and tripod. The sky was not 100% clear on Friday night but thought the clouds added drama. I was disappointed, however, to see that my photographs were not as … More Shooting The Moon
While technology continues not to be my friend, I continue to shoot and throw things! The good news is that the company we sent our external hard drive too expects to be able to retrieve our data with 78% certainty in which my photos are HIGH priority, 78% doesn’t sound too optimistic but I am … More UPDATE
Okay, so this happened. My computer decided to “reformat” my external hard drive. I don’t even know what that means except I can no longer access my files on the external hard drive that stores all of my photos! Did you get that? ALL. OF. MY. PHOTOS. Trapped in my external hard drive!!!! Oh, I’ve … More Technical Difficulties
Finally, after a very wet, gray and dreary spring, an abundance of sunshine this week! *** I took advantage of the natural sunlight streaming through a basement window to shoot some new pottery pieces I made with new clay and glazes. I am pleased to say all of all of these pieces are pit free … More Wordless Wednesday: Straight Out of the Camera
I usually don’t complain about the weather unless it is cold. I do not like being cold. If it is below 70 degrees, that’s it. I’m complaining. This spring, however, I find myself complaining about the lack of sun light. Over the winter, I yearned for bright spring sunny days but so far we have … More A View From My Back Porch
After much thought, reading, note-taking and collaboration with fellow potters, I think I have discovered the reason why I have had pin holes. #1: The glazes were too thick. So early spring, I adjusted my glazes. The result was perfect on two of the three clay bodies. #2: It is a particular clay-body. After talking … More News! Not Breaking but News . . .
I participated in my first Creativity Challenge in my photo class where I was to apply what I have learned. We were to choose one simple every day object and take five different shots to tell a story. I chose a pencil . . . . * * *