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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunny Days....



Saturday's temps were between about 9 degrees and 25 degrees...sooooo cold STILL BUT sunny...
so I went to Sunny Days, the store!

You spend all these winter days, the retail quiet zone, making pots for no particular reason other than it is FUN (unlike October to December 24th, when you are a factory machine feeding the retail beast) and then suddenly maybe it is spring and it is time to get those pots out somewhere....
Sunny Days is a sweet store, one year old this week...and she took a BUNCH of stuff to celebrate....

then we took Penny over to meet Kiko the first time.  I care for Kiko nearly every day, and Penny sniffs me over when I get home, now she knows who one of the other women in my life is....

Saturday, March 28, 2015

8 pets is ENOUGH!

No, they are not all mine....but 2 are!
Friday was one of those days when nearly EVERYBODY I know asks if I can give their pet a good outing....and I COULD AND DID.

Yogi's family asked at the last minute if he could hang out with me in the morning...Yogi lives across the street and does whatever I am doing, the easiest dog to care for...he is my Penny's buddy, too...



SO, he was hanging out all morning, and had a walk down the street....
....then our Penny went out and had lunch with Spike...


Took Soupy out for a brief walk and a treat....


...then over to Nook's house.  They live near Ithaca Falls, which is pretty spectacular with the spring melt....



Nook has a little cat brother named Abu...they get along very well, but he wonders why the cat gets treats TOO....


Then over to Kiko's for a good walk...she can be pretty exuberant, right?


Finally Puffy the cat.
Puffy couldn't be more sweet or happy, but her owner tells me "she only pukes when we go on vacation!" which is a little unfortunate.  I wrote a haiku:

Don't look too closely
At what the cat horked up.
Unappetizing.

YES, then home to Penny and Spike who were ready for their own food, water and walk!
ME TOO!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Doing it in your jammies...

...and robe!
If you have a pottery studio in your house...or maybe ANY business, you can get that early start and begin loading the kiln before you get dressed...or whatever....
have a great weekend :)

Thursday, March 26, 2015

working as a lawn boy AND meanwhile, back at the table....



I was dreaming just now that I was a paid driver and lawn boy...which involved mowing the lawn shirtless on warm days....I wasn't being paid for MORE than that, but I was being paid for that, if you see what I mean...
(in reality, the wife, being several years older than me, has joked that if I had been their high school handyboy when I was 16 and she 23.....well ANYWAY I am a zillion times s3xier NOW, I am sure....plus do duty in the kitchen, which is probably the s3xiest thing a man can do, right?)

Enough of my bullshirt.
New bowls and cups by Gary Rith, have an awesome Thursday!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

going crackers...gluten-free crackers!



(new vases by Gary Rith)

Goofy Kim writes me:  "you should bake these gluten-free hummus crackers I saw on reddit!" and although she is CORRECT, the recipe looks a bit more complicated than I am in the mood for, so I find a simpler one.
Basically, you take chickpea flour, a little water and spice, and bake it into a gluten-free cracker, dang its tasty!
And since the oven was hot, I made some gluten-free apricot-walnut-cinnamon scones too.....

It is obvious that you need to make food so you can eat, but do any of you find that baking settles your head?  I needed to get a lot of work done in the studio but had been in there all morning and needed to do something different for awhile....and baking for an hour really does relax the mind.  Like yoga!
Think of what society has lost, because so few people work with their hands or prepare their own food from scratch which is SO creative and satisfying....

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

kinda tall and thin, sorta short and fat....



I wanted to make these tall, thin vases, which is a new shape for me...I usually love making nice and round pieces, like the boxes below...
a friend was telling me yesterday that her mother collected boxes like these, from Japan and China.  The same oval shape, with flowers painted on the outside...yet INSIDE was er0tica! HA! Nice and naughty...
in my own case, these are the first 3 I have made with flowers, and I think inside I might make a little frog.....


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