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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
This pic shows our snowstorm as of yesterday morning…and it kept snowing all day! Overnight! And is s'posed to continue into today….all of this is normal for us between now and April, what hasn't been normal is the warm 70s that preceded it. I was kinda enjoying the warm 70s….
I just read and enjoyed the kids' book "How to train a dragon"…I have sold a million piggy banks, a million elephant cups, but GAWDAMN the red dragons are becoming bigger than that….I was fiddling with some paper yesterday and made a bookmark…..it seems timely when things are so topsy turvey around the world that we would turn to dragons...
Monday, November 21, 2016
Like I said, we had about 73 on Saturday until a sudden change dropped the temps. and Sunday it snowed off and on all day…now, looking out the window, we have 8-12 inches lying on the ground, with more expected to fall through Tuesday! Feeling Christmassy……
Pictures showing our back yard and the bridge by our house over the river.
Sunday, November 20, 2016
(funny, the things you find on the camera--the cat crawled into the wife's skirt…)
Yesterday we knew the weather report: "70 degrees until rain and snow blow in this afternoon". We took Penny to the dog park and walking on Cayuga Lake..it was HOT…we got in the car around 3 and in the short time it took to drive home the temps fell to the 40s…in minutes, and kept on going until 6 pm when snow started…ANYWAY, weren't we smart for hiking in the hot weather? We probably won't see that warm again for 6 months or more, and YES, there is snow on the ground out there, more predicted each day until Wednesday….
Saturday, November 19, 2016
I'll spare you. Mine is a CUTE version, right?
|Dragon eating a skull, wall piece by Gary Rith.|
Friday, November 18, 2016
Thursday, November 17, 2016
|dragon cookie jar by Gary Rith|
I have made types of green dragons for a while, but good GOLLY, the flying serpentine dragons in red I have made lately??? Whoa. Selling FAST.
My knowledge of dragons, what they are and why anybody would like them dates back to when I was 3 and liked Puff the Magic Dragon. Is it OK to admit I did not grow up playing Dungeons and Dragons? That I got bored reading Game of Thrones??? My knowledge of dragons is still back where it was when I was 3, but I that is changing fast….
|dragon cookie jar by Gary Rith|
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
|flying dragons in the air….|
|dragons just sitting there….|
Monday, November 14, 2016
Sunday, November 13, 2016
|fish mugs by Gary Rith|
Saturday, November 12, 2016
I remember years ago visiting a potter who had these 2 items fused together (by accident) sitting there….it was like a farm stand sort of place: a sign instructed you that if nobody was around, take your pottery purchase, leave the money…stuffed into one of the fused pots.
I should have double checked (ALWAYS double check everything in life, right?) when I was putting the shelf atop the lowest level in the kiln and I thought I heard a small thump. Now I know what that small thump was, a mug shifted somehow, and because it ended up touching a pot on each side, well, now they are conjoined triplets.
I do not consider these a wonderful joke or souvenir and will not be saving them.
Friday, November 11, 2016
Thursday, November 10, 2016
The people who push bloody revolutions tend to forget that many will suffer along the way. I am a WASP male, the people who have been wielding the power in the US since the beginning, but yes, I am terrified too: I am not a minority or other easily targeted group, but I am slowly going blind with glaucoma and I have Obamacare. The clueless would say "go ahead then, get a job with health insurance!". But is that so easy? Even Smallmart does everything it can to avoid giving employees health insurance, and how many employers want an older guy slowly going blind? Nobody is gonna grab my pussy, and compared to most people I don't have anything to complain about, but things look like sh!t around this nation…
Americans just put a bad joke in office. Speaking of WASP males, the guy at the gas station, the guy at the PO giddily try to start happy conversations about the election, NUH uh, I'm not talking with YOU about this, bro. You and your ignorance and hate are not my tribe. All day long my belly felt like I had eaten a five week old burrito left out in the rain, a new feeling, do I have to get used to it?
For the moment, though, I am the luckiest guy in the world, as I have pots to make, and what I am making is dragons. Lots of dragons. This dude was sold before it was even fired….and making more is great therapy in very troubling times.
|dragon cookie jar by Gary Rith|
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Monday, November 7, 2016
Sunday, November 6, 2016
I had to deliver pots to Cooperstown Art Association's yearly holiday sale (nearly 2 months of gorgeous arts to browse through!) and that was a quick stop followed by FUN. I went across the street to the Baseball Hall of Fame museum and was thrilled THRILLED that the scoreboard had the Cubs world series on there….I bet the last time the Cubs won in 1908 the museum wasn't there! Then we went up the lake to Glimmerglass State park, which I had never been to, and HO BOY is it amazing. Well, Otsego Lake and the surroundings are pretty enough, but the park includes Hyde Hall….when built 200 years ago it was the largest house in America…and the covered bridge that leads up to the house is the oldest in America, how about that….
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Friday, November 4, 2016
In recent months, there had been some good interest in my green dragon pieces, but golly, this red is flying off the shelves, I mean, RIGHT AWAY. And the dragons themselves are evolving (although last night I dreamt I should make fish on pots….).
ANYWAY, I am having fun, hope you are too and have a great weekend!
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