Monday, July 27, 2009

Bele Chere P.S.

Forgot to mention seeing Kari Weaver Hopkins at Bele Chere, looking great, selling her fabulous pots and having fun. Didn't have my camera with me when she stopped by, but, take it from me, she looked great.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Bele Chere

What a trip Bele Chere was this weekend. Lots of people, music, food. Loved it. I wish I could have gone to all of it. But made many friends, connections and even sold some stuff.

It was all good!!!

(From top left: 1) Laurie McCarriar, Naomi Diamond Rodgers & Barbara Perez; 2) Phil DeAngelo; 3) Naomi and Robert; and,
my little corner of the tent.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Digital Photo Class with Joy Tanner and John Britt

I am so glad I took this class again. I think, for the mechanically impaired, two times - a must. And lunch is worth the price of admission. Boo was there, and the turkeys came to visit, along with the ferral cat who John has adopted. I am glad to say that, contrary to a prior post (see "Burnsville, NC" post of 6/16/09) John was not a turtle. Now I cannot be sure he wasn't one at the time of my prior post; however, I can say that, at least for today, the curse has been lifted.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

My Lovely Wonky Pots

While doing demonstrations during stroll, I hand built about half a dozen wonky pots. People stopped by and wanted to know where they could get some finished ones. Anyway, They came out of bisque this week and today I started painting. Tomorrow night I'll clear glaze them and fire them on Monday. I think I may have happened upon something. People came into the studio today and ordered two.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Centering 4+ Pounds of Clay

Okay, so 4-5 pounds is not a lot of clay to center, but for the new potter (me) it feels like a milestone, an achievement to be rewarded. Until now, most of my pitchers have ended up as small vases, but now I can make a pitcher and it's big enough to pour 4 glasses of lemonade, instead of 4 oz. of cream. I am impressed with myself today. A pitcher, four tumblers and a Havdalah set with a rose stopper for the spicebox.

Peaches are about ready for picking, and new flowers are wild in the front yard today. The turkeys haven't arrived and the bears are only out at night, for now. Life is pretty good. Sophia "reading" her color book, and is saying "kitty", "doggie", "stop it", "give", "I didn't", "hot".

Thursday, July 9, 2009

This was a beautiful day in Asheville. Sunny, cool, with only a brief period of rain. I love the day lilies in my yard and would love to plant the entire property with different colors and kinds.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Oh, Joy!!! Mammogram Today.

This has got to be one of the most dreaded days of the year for many women. There are several levels of dread involved, as well. First is the pain. I find that the pain of mammography is mostly anticipatory and, while the procedure is uncomfortable, it passes. The second level of dread, of course, is also anticipatory (as all dread is, I guess. Is this then, redundant. I hate to be redundant), and involves the "C" word (no, not THAT "C" word). Let's call it the "ca" (medical abbreviation). In this, too, the dread is most often worse that the reality. I'm talking myself into it, ladies. We must all get this done and we must all be brave. I won't quote Mr. Churchill, but you get the idea.