Sunday, June 17, 2012

Time Flies

Where is June going?  I can't believe we are more than halfway through the month.

A Happy Father's Day to all the Daddies out there!  I hope you all get a day of fun and surprises!

I've spent most of the week decorating glazed unfired work.  The turtle is a little different from what I usually do as he is up on his legs getting ready to explore!  I generally do turtles and tortoises with their legs and head just showing.  He's a prototype all the way around so he has a new batch of a glaze I used to use a lot. 

I always decorate the bottoms of my animals.  This one is fairly simple.  Some times I do complete little paintings of an environment, or divide it into sections.

I also made cookies, well bars really.  My Nanu used to make these as raisin sandwich treats.  I use various dried fruits for the filling so I call them oatmeal sandwich treats.  They are sort of an early version of a granola bar and quite yummy! 

I also did another slow rise sour dough bread.  I've stopped calling them experiments because I know the ins and outs of rising etc.  I made this one with a cup of Greek yogurt added.  Has a nice flavor, especially with tomatoes, lettuce and mayonnaise.  I think it needs a little more salt.  I want that balance between enhanced flavor and salt being the dominant note.

Pool work today.  We've had so much rain that everything is turning green, including the pond and the pool....not so good.

Have a relaxed sunday.

Thanks for stopping by..............*s*


  1. oh that is a great turtle.
    Then there is the bread and cookies...yum

  2. I love that turtle, wonderful surfaces on all sides, can't wait to see him fired.

  3. Beautiful painted turtle - cookies & bread! All of it yummy!

  4. YUM!
    On the turtle and the goodies :)

  5. I love that you painted the underside of the turtle. It's so beautiful and then SURPRISE more painting. Well done.

  6. Thanks to everyone for all the kind comments on the turtle and my baking efforts. Sometime soon there will be a firing.


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