Half your wood and half your hay
You should have left on Candlemas Day.
Phil saw his shadow this morning so we have to dig in for another six weeks of winter. I personally will be dancing and singing if it only lasts that long. There have been many St. Patrick's Days (The day I usually plant my peas) when the ground has been covered in snow and/or ice. This winter has been so strange that I am counting on nothing!
Due to all my family goings on I have fallen behind in my teapot project. I'll get back to it this week. Meanwhile I have enjoyed giving the bird pot his feathers and generally cleaning him up.
I have been having some fun with my new underglaze pens. I found these two whistles in white earth which are seconds. The first one is painted with Speedball low fire glazes and outlined with the next to finest tip.
The second one has the underglaze directly on the bisqued clay. When they are dry I'll test with various clears to see what I like.
There is a big difference between working on paper and working on glaze or bisque. Paper is smooth whereas clay has more tooth. Part of it also may due to the difference between working flat and upright. A little glycerine added to the underglaze may make it easier to work. I often do this with my mason stains to get an ink-like brush stroke.
This post will be on Sunday Ceramics. Here's wishing you happiness for the coming year, Kim. Sounds like the birthday was a good one.
Enjoy your Sunday, and as always, thanks for stopping by..........*s*