Sunday, January 26, 2014

Wrap It!

Save It!

This is the bird teapot I started before I went up to NH last week.  I wrapped it tightly in plastic and put it in a sealed plastic box.  Ah Tupperware and all your kin, what did we do without you?

It is now at a perfect stage of leather hard to do finishing work.  As soon as the studio warms up I'm going down  to work on it.  It's in the teens but blindingly sunny so with the heat on I should be able to go down in a hour or so.  I never realize how much I need my studio until I have to be away from it.

I've enjoyed this one so much I think I'm going to do one in white earth......we'll see, grasshopper....



While in NH I went into TJMaxx to see if they had any boots.  No boots, but these screaming pink shoes that will be perfect for working in the studio.  The soles are thick enough without being clunky to provide some protection and cushioning against my cement floors!  Pink is a great winter color.  There is none of it in nature.....except for the flamingos that keep hanging around the shed!


For all of you who are celebrating (in one way or another) Australia Day.  Here is a link to Neil Gaiman  reading a poem he wrote and performed at the Sidney Opera House a few years ago!  Happy Day to all.

Again I want to thank everyone for all the kind comments regarding my brother.  We have arranged for twenty-four hour in home care until he can move in with one of his kids.  He is doing as well as can be expected.  The most important thing now is his comfort.

This post will also go over to Sunday Ceramics.  Not many have posted yet....more please?!

Enjoy the day.  As always, thanks for stopping by..............*s*

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  1. That's a neat teapot, great idea... and those shoes...Wow, they will see you coming from miles away. They look comfy and will take your right into spring and summer.

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    1. Hi Michele....Thanks. They are Merrell's which are consistently cut accommodate my long toes. I think they'll be good in all seasons!

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  2. What a nice bird teapot and I just love the boots.

    Hugs

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    1. Hi Elna....Thanks; winter needs bright colors!

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  3. Love the whimsy in this teapot and you will be found wearing those sneakers. LOL xox

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    1. Hi Corrine....Thanks.....the shoes should keep me from getting lost in the dark!

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    1. Hi Midori....Thanks; now to glaze and paint!

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  5. Wow that pink is blindingly hot :) And I understand the frustration of not being able to get into the studio, that is when I am itching to do some work and then days like today where I do not have anything stopping me from working I am procrastinating. Thanks for joining in, cheers Kim

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    1. Hi Kim.....Yes, it is a bright pink! Love the Sunday Cermics

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  6. can't wait to see the teapot painted and fired, and again, gosh, sorry for your borther's health!

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    1. Hi Gary....I'm trying to get a few ahead before I start painting!..Thanks for the kind words re: Bro.

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  7. Hi Suzi,

    Love the teapot and how very unique.
    Also made me smile to see your bright shoes - they are fabulous and yes, as the others have said - you will stand out.
    Very sorry to hear about your brother and I am sending my loving thoughts and prayers - hope that he will be comfortable at this difficult time.
    Many thanks for visiting me and the kind words you left.
    hugs
    Carolyn

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    1. Hi Carolyn....Thanks; I love bright colors all year, but in winter they brighten my days. Thanks for the kind thoughts re: Bro.

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  8. Dearest Suzi,
    That bird teapot looks very cute! So glad you are safely back to your own home and also with your new shoes. Sure they will form a buffer for your feet for standing for hours on cold concrete. I should check out TJ Maxx locally for some work out shoes as in March, when the weather gets better, I want to start with some exercise and I need shoes for that.
    Glad that you worked things out for your brother and yes, making sure he is given his comfort is all what is left for his loved ones to give him... Hope he is not suffering.
    Hope you are well rested for another very fast week. I can't keep up with time...
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  9. Hi Mariette.....Thanks; it's good to be home. TJ's can be a coin toss, but sometimes you can find great shoes and boots!

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  10. the teapot is going to be super, wow I'm not brave enough to wear shoes that bright Ha.

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    1. Hi Linda......I'm planning on them for just the studio....altho I did have pink ersatz croc sandals that I wore for years.....everywhere!

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  14. I love the pink shoes! I tried to buy warm boots in MN last week but found them to be all sold out. Lesson learned. I'll start planning for next winter's travel now.

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    1. Hi Claudia....Pink is great in the middle of winter. I agree about being more organized; alas it's probably not going to happen.

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