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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

…and a couple more….

A couple more from the last firing.  This vase didn't photograph the way I would like…do you angle the camera up, down, straight on?  Anyway, you can see the mugs I am trying more colors than my FAVORITE light green…of course, light blue is a favorite too…have an awesome day :)

Monday, September 26, 2016

don't call ME….!

I was dreaming just now that my neighbor the firefighter asked me to fill in for him and gave me the keys to a firetruck…and I was already babysitting a little kid who looked like Prince George.

SO, I strapped the kid into a carseat in the firetruck and tried to learn to drive the thing, in a bad snow storm in an unfamiliar city….why on earth did I agree to all this?  Let's just say that if your parked car has a ding with yellow paint and is missing its side mirror you know who to blame…in other news, nice bowls, eh?

Sunday, September 25, 2016

round and proud...

I am making some shapes lately that are new to me, or at least not much explored, and am very pleased:  a particular kind of foot, wider lid with a tapered knob, a certain body  shape, and, of course, these flowers…..

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Dumping a prescription and getting back to …normal?

An asthma medication I have been on for a few months made me feel….fukked up.  I talked with a doctor, not the prescribing one, about some problems with it and he said try going without…GAWDAMN am I glad I stopped taking it.  I mean, my breathing had been magically clear, but sleep trouble and depression are SO not worth it.  I haven't talked with the prescribing allergist yet, but no way do I do want to do that one again.  Doctors are quick to prescribe because they want us healthy, but who wants to feel like a messed up medicine box?

So yesterday I made my first apple pie of the season…YES, I am too lazy most of the time to mess with  full-size pie dishes and rolling out a big piece of dough etcetc…these little baking cups, I just pat a little disk in the bottom, then add the apples and pat a little disk on top, mmmmmmmmm….made corn bread and a huge pizza too, you KNOW I was feeling wicked good….

Friday, September 23, 2016

my own apprentice...

It cracked me up Thursday, I was babysitting Yogi and he was so close to my wheel I had to step carefully…he is SUCH a loving dog!  My own dog, as you know, is unwelcome in the studio as she eats clay….

AND here's some pots I finished….and I noticed this perfectly humble and pretty maple leaf had fallen onto my basil….

Thursday, September 22, 2016

working day and night...

I just woke up, having spent the night dreaming of working in the was mighty complex, and there were foolish tourists with dogs too…. (DO NOT let your dog sniff a hot kiln, duh!)

Anyway, I am awake now and able to actually get to work, hope you have a terrific day!

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I am a full-time studio potter, sculptor, and dog walker, married to superhawt Missus Tastycake.