And half your hay
You should have left
On Candlemas Day.
Phil may be predicting an early spring in Pennsylvania, but here in New England Mr. Groundhog (or woodchuck) poked his head out, saw his shadow in bright sunlight and promptly retreated into his burrow. Wise creature! Although we have clear skies, it's about 22F outside. I don't think there will be any wood chucking in the near future!
As for me I am baking some bread, doing a load of laundry and will probably watch some Downton Abbey later on. We broke down and bought the dvd. Actually I ordered it early and it arrived last wednesday.
I've been making a lot of these test tiles. I'm doing a stain version of ink and wash. Switching drawing mediums always takes some adjustment. But it keeps me on my toes to try different methods to get the results I want. In the end it may not look that different from what I normally do; it depends on the clay body I use, how I glaze and so on.
Our local PBS station is reshowing I Claudius. I watched it many years ago when it was first broadcast on Masterpiece Theater. I am happily surprised at how well the production values have held up. It is strange to see Derek Jacobi made up to be the age he is now. I've renamed it Game of Thrones in Rome.
We ordered the dvd for it with a sale coupon from Barnes and Noble. We generally buy dvds of things we know we will watch a lot. I like the back-up stuff and some of the commentaries. Some are better at it than others. Yes, I admit to being a nerd......the day the first version of Fellowship of the Rings was released I hauled Proge out of bed and we bought a dvd player and the dvd as soon as Best Buy opened. His friends reacted by, "Hey, you talked your mom into buying a dvd player." "No she made me get up so we could go get it." He often tells me I act like I am six.
LOOK WHAT I BOUGHT FROM GARY!!
I call it my Groundhog Day present to me. I love the way the teapot nestles right into the cup. It's very stable on the shelf. I didn't photograph the inside of the cup. It has more polka dots; they look pretty through the black tea I drink. The little heffalump (sorry, Gary, it looks like the heffalump in Winnie the Pooh, so it's officially The Heffalump Teapot!) makes me smile every time I look at it.
Stay warm or cool if you are in warmer climes and enjoy the weekend.
This will also be over at Mud Colony, which I am very happy to say is back in full flower. Please take a look.
As always, thanks for stopping by...........*S*