In between rain storms we visited a new pond supply place. It's nice, but in the middle of town so it doesn't have the gorgeous landscaping our local guy had. It's too far away to make it an easy place to get to, which may be a good thing as we aren't tempted to stop in on our way to the market and buy plants and stuff.
I did buy this iris which is going in next to the pond. It's a blue flag, which I have been looking for after doing in the ones my sister gave me many years ago. It was a draught and I didn't have a nice boggy place to put them. Now I have this beauty to take its place.
Whew! I got this posted on Mud Colony with minutes to spare. Now I'm back to edit and add in a few more thoughts about clay etc.
Presence of mind leads to fewer mistakes.
Yes these are the little cruets I posted about a month ago. In my infinite clumsiness I managed to almost drop the one on the left and in the process managed to destroy the lid. It's too dry to remake the hinged lid I originally made, so I am doing a simpler one which will be okay.....I guess. Actually, it's more in keeping with the other cruet.
I've been making bigger bird whistles. This time they have feet, which can lead to new possibilities. They don't have to be bird feet after all!
This is the start of a gargoyle. He's really a grotesque as he is not a downspout. This one is quite small. I'm interested to see where this will go.
And last two of the manatees I've been decorating. The one with stars isn't quite finished, but I am trying to simplify my designs on the smaller whistles. I am becoming crazed doing way too much detail on such small pieces. I like working this way...it's more gestural, which I do in drawings but not so much in clay.
We'll see, grasshopper......we'll see.
The next post down has a picture of my father as a very small boy. Happy Fathers Day to all those who are or act as fathers.
Enjoy this reasonably sunny Sunday and, as always, thanks for stopping by..........*s*