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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

creative efforts...

Can you claim flowers as a creative efforts?  Years ago I started seeds for sunflowers and pink cosmos, and now every year I start them inside in April and then they summer ouside, becoming these glorious blooms NOW.  I am already gathering next year's seeds, too….

I was going to see my parents the other day…I made them a tart.  I made us a tart too, so there wouldn't be any jealousy….new mugs outta the kiln! Kind of a seaside theme, right?

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Britney and gluten-free pesto pizza!

Suddenly the summer world is BURSTING with basil and tomatoes…so ya gotta make PIZZA. Good lord this thing was fun to make and tasty…REALLY tasty.  I have a lot of pizza crust recipes, but this thin crust recipe with her pesto pizza instructions HIT THE SPOT. Came together beautifully and tasted wicked good…

In other news, I was just dreaming that friends were helping me with a surprise for Britney Spear's birthday….turns out she likes home baked brownies. I can't say I have EVER thought of her at all or even heard her music…I think I had somebody else's dream ;)

Monday, August 22, 2016

starry starry night...

Someone has told me this glaze scheme looks like stars…. some new pots by me…

Sunday, August 21, 2016

the first tomato

I think today we can eat the first tomato.

You will recall that every year I start seeds in the house at the end of winter and then a few months later I have nothing to show for it but dead plants and miserable hopes.  Until next year.

WELL, last year I noticed that one of my plants, from a saved heirloom seed, a medium size pink tomato, survived the blight OK, as did the grape tomatoes from neighbors across the street.  We sometimes get tomato blight fierce, and those 2 seemed to survive, so I saved some seeds, and WOWIE, my plants are having a great summer.  I have dozens if not hundreds of green tomatoes on the back deck in the wash tubs…I am still careful about getting too hopeful that they will not still all turn brown and die, but…. :)

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Mr. Mug…on a mug

Sure, I doodle all the time.  The fellow with a cup of coffee for a head is Mr. Mug…and why shouldn't he be on a mug?

Friday, August 19, 2016

putting it together…before and after...

Yesterday I was finishing a few mugs…they needed to dry a bit and I thought it would be amusing to get their before and after…it was a fairly dragon day…

AND I have made small flying pigs many times before, as you know, but only one plane with a spinning propeller and rolling wheels.  Now I have made another! I thought you might like to see the before and after….the metal bit for the propeller is a piece of special metal used to hold kiln elements, it looks like a paper clip but can be fired to 2300 degrees!

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