I want to go where
manatees go, away from
winter ice and snow.
We just had three days of terrible typical southern New England weather. There was very little snow, but what there was blew in heavy winds and compacted it into instant ice, which was treacherous on decks. Yes, the wind started blowing on Wednesday; there was some form of precipitation the whole time, sort of like being hit with little knives. At least we didn't get the quantities of snow they got further north.
Today the sun is out in a clear blue sky and the world looks oh so innocent. Perhaps things will begin to warm up a bit and we will see some real spring. Last year by this time the daffodils were blooming happily away. Hopefully we will see some blooms in a few weeks. I am more than ready for spring!
GRASS IS BACK!
Robin Hopper has posted that he will start posting to his bog again, given that there is enough interest. Hit the link and leave a short message of support. He is no longer giving workshops, but his knowledge and experience of pottery and gardens....among other things in a life well lived....is amazing in its breadth.
It's a personal regret that I was never able to take one of the workshops, but there are books and the man. Coincidentally I was looking for some alternative to the outline brushwork I do. Low and behold I found a recipe for ceramic ink! This may be just what I need as it's supposed to work in a variety of pens. I'll write more as I mess around with it.
On a much sadder note Dennis Allen as posted on his blog that Joe Frank McKee's studio burned to the ground a few nights ago. The family and house are fine, but the studio is a complete loss. If you hit the link Dennis has links to Facebook regarding the event and an auction site. ( I don't seem to be able to get the links to work for me.)
Donations can also be sent directly
Joe Frank McKee
Tree House Pottery
148 Front St.
PO Box 253
Dillsboro, N.C. 28725
Remember that every little bit helps.
The sun is out; it's getting warmer. I'm going to spend the afternoon outside and trying to figure out why my camera flash is acting up. And, possibly, moving my studio back downstairs. We'll see, Grasshopper..........we'll see.
This posting will also be on Mud Colony. Check it out; there's always something interesting to be found there.
Have a great and sunny week end, and as always, thanks for stopping by...........*s*