2020 has definitely been a challenge for me as well as so many other people. I lost my Mom in June. I lost my Mother-in-law in September. And I lost Missy Kitty in October. Though social media and blogging took a backseat, I have been blissfully busy filling orders @ etsy.com/shop/BackPorchStudio My inventory is low.... Continue Reading →
The back porch has a half dozen handmade pet dishes filled to the brim with cool fresh water. I made them just for her, Miss Kitty. She prefers drinking from the Tonka dump truck. It used to be our son's now it's our grandson's Miss Kitty's. So, I keep it filled with cool fresh water.... Continue Reading →
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!... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
I'm not a writer. Writing is something I hope to achieve one day. I do write: journals, letters, notes, lists. I seem to be more of a lister than a writer. I have lists of things I want to write about. I just have no words. I have no words for the injustices happening around... Continue Reading →
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.... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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!!!
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!
It seems as if just yesterday was early fall. Leaves changing from summer green to magnificent shades of red, yellow and orange then falling to the ground. As November came to a close, families gathered. A time to be thankful and overeat. The next season is upon us. Christmas and winter hard to ignore. Bare... Continue Reading →
Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn. ~ Elizabeth Lawrence It is officially autumn. The falling leaves gather around my pottery wheel on my back porch which means my throwing days have come to an end. The fall color is spectacular! With unraked leaves, we had our first snow fall which... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →