These are more of the spoon rest, test/practice pieces. I find so much enjoyment in doing these complex designs, that I have decided to go with it. At one time I was trying to simplify my work in the interest of lowering time spent and possibly prices. Simple is just not me!
Anything worth doing is worth doing to excess! In my style of majolica at least!
This is a deer tick many times enlarged. Look at a pin head to get an idea of its true size. I found this one on me after working in the garden yesterday morning.
We spend so much time outside doing our firings and clay reclaims that we should all be aware and check for ticks every day. Just be careful; the long term effects of Lyme, Erlichioses, Babesiosis and other diseases are debilitating at the very least!
We have had some frost, but I still have one pot of passion flowers that are going strong. I'm tempted to shelter and wrap it and try to winter it over. On the other hand once we do get frost I may just dig the plants and winter them over inside!
We have a weekend of sunshine in store. Enjoy the days wherever you are.
As always, thanks for stopping by...........*s*