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Friday, February 1, 2013

NOOKNookNook!

But first, I wrote a haiku in celebration of my most despised month, well, it is in 2nd place with January in first:


February
Is not a favorite month,
But better than

January!
And a big step closer to
A glorious spring. :)

Nook and I were walking around downtown Ithaca Thursday...Cascadilla Falls, the bank where they give him treats, and... street art.... A SABER TOOTHED JACKALOPE! I was glad he could protect me....




I wanted a nice pic of all my elephant mug types together....it occurred to me that light blue and spotted would be a good move...it always is....ALSO you see here my first truly, head to toe, successful car bank...holy CATS I looooooove it...those things take forever! When I work on these things I try to make a balance of cute but not cutesie, tremendous but not twee, childlike but not childish, comic but not comical....I could go on :)
Have a great weekend!


(new pottery by Gary Rith)

7 comments:

smartcat said...

You associate with all the cutest pups! The car is perfect....but I appreciate the work that goes into them. I don't think people realize how complicated vehicles are.

The TEAPOT is perfect. I tried to comment on Etsy but couldn't figure it out......never fear, I get thing eventually.

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Love the car...and having made 2 vehicles myself (not banks unfortunately) I know how much work can go into them. But yours was Thrown! not made from slabs, so it has that lovely roundedness about it too! I simply love the dog out the window, and his tongue flying. I know these sculptures should be in galleries. Or homes where they will be well loved!

Michèle Hastings said...

Gary, you nail it every time!

Lori Buff said...

The car bank rocks. I really love the dog hanging out the window and the smiling grill.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

YEP, every part made on the wheel except the dog :) it is a LOT of parts....

bartster said...

The car bank always makes me smile...even the car has a particular personality and attitude...and that pup---simply awesome!

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Awesome car bank, Gary! And you scored with the polka-dot elephant, too. :)
Love the peeks at Ithaca art -- the saber-toothed jackalope is a first for me.

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