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. … Continue reading 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 with my clay supplier and showing them my test tiles, we agreed that it must be the clay body. I also learned that this particular clay-body under went some “important changes” a couple years ago. Coincidentally, that is when I started having the troubles. So, … Continue reading News! Not Breaking but News . . .
Originally published April 2013 Ooh, that smell. Can’t you smell that smell? Ooh that smell. The smell of death surrounds you, yeah. ~Lynyrd Skynyrd When we lived in an old farm house, every spring we would smell the stench from … Continue reading Ooh, that smell!
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 … Continue reading A Camera, A Pencil, and A Little Creativity
It’s spring ya’ll! I’ve been a little short on words lately but that is not to say nothing is going on. Over the winter I: took a hand-building pottery class took an excellent on-line photography class read all of the … Continue reading Fast Forward to April
I’m a list maker and note taker. I make lists of things “To Do” otherwise things will not get done such as exercise, make doctor’s appointment, and laundry. I also make “To Do” lists for pottery such as prepare test … Continue reading A Note To Myself
Okay. So, I have not blogged in about one month and what happens? Word Press greets me with a message: “Welcome to the wonderful world of blocks”. What is with the word press blocks? Is it supposed to be easier? Well, … Continue reading Blocks
It may seem as if I am hibernating after the holidays. Goodness knows, I certainly feel as if I could! January and February are quickly becoming my favorite months of the year; a respite from the hustle and bustle of … Continue reading Hibernating, Not
Aren’t we all Santa’s helper? Read more: The Santa Paper Continue reading The Santa Paper
I found the following description fitting for me this year: “Families are inherently unmanageable — ragtag armies at times, yet with a unity even they don’t fully understand. Someone is always pulling a thread, throwing the whole thing askew. Yet … Continue reading Family, Holidays & Silence
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 … Continue reading Merry & Bright