Wednesday, October 27, 2010


sell your cleverness, buy bewilderment~ Rumi
New lobed dish (14" x 10") in the blue & white series. Bewilderment is such a great word, isn't it?
big red mushrooms are popping up on the path to the studio
We bought this huge pot in LA many years ago from a Chinese grocery store. It was out in the back alley by the trash, a disposable shipping container. I think they were amused that we would pay $5.00 for it. 
broken garden goblin and mushroom
Our garden goblin has suffered numerous tumbles, losing headdress, epaulets, and other parts of its garb. It now stands sentry at a fork in the path, nestled in fir needles and mushrooms.

Friday, October 15, 2010

a plate a day #506

dinner plate from the textile series
An unexpected honor from one of my favorite blogs, a plate a day.

black cab sessions~ the miserable rich

Monday, October 11, 2010

entry porch mural

little wren
I finished a small mural for the entry porch, more birds and leaves to match the front of the house.
new leaves
I changed the leaf design, there is more movement and grace, but they are a bit fragile prior to installation. I was careless and broke one of the  triple leaves at the stem.
pine cones
I made some smaller pieces to add another layer of interest to the birds and leaves murals.
acorns, too
The Nuthatch is still one of my favorites.
slot for hanging on the back
I push a nail into the clay on the back when the clay is still green to create a slot for hanging on a nail. No installation required, you can put them up anywhere.
I'm thinking of placing this one over a light switch in the hall. Two little finish nails is all it takes.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Freedom Rangers

 We have twenty-five more chicks (freedom rangers!) to raise for meat.
They will live in the new chicken tractor with an attached fenced yard for about a month. Then, they will move to the bigger tractor that the farmer will bring over from across the road. They can free range (with a perimeter fence near the woods for coyote protection) when they are a bit bigger and reliably return to the shelter at night.
But, they are still small.
And really cute.

In Japan, it seems that everything has a great aesthetic, even manhole covers. I like the one with the deer.

Friday, October 1, 2010

little moon face with tie

 I found this while cleaning shelves in the studio.
 I don't honestly remember which of my kids made it.
But he seems to be headed toward that bucket.

amazing video of a whale