Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Small Rewards

After our floods, (I never mentioned the one that happened when the discharge hose from the washing machine was disconnected.) I have had the chore of going through several boxes that had been left on the floor.  The cardboard was pretty soggy, but the contents were fine.

At the bottom of one I found this mug that I either did at Haystack in a Linda Arbuckle workshop or shortly after returning home.  I know it is Linda's glaze, obviously on a terra cotta clay, but whether it's the one supplied by Haystack or mine I can't remember.  It was 2002 after all!

Below are two views of the same mug.  I was going through a huge Clarisse Cliffe phase.  I did this design as a direct homage to her work.  

On a sadder note, I was so very sorry to hear of Carrie Fisher's death.  She was not only the world's princess, but a gutsy lady who carried on through all the adversities of her life.

 I love the fact that the final screen image (admittedly CGI) is of her turning and when asked what the file she has been handed holds, answers, "A new hope."

2016 has been the pits, so I have decided that my words for 2017 will be that.....A NEW HOPE!

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Saturday, December 24, 2016


My little cherub kitty spreading peace and joy throughout the land.

Congratulations and love to Gary and Maude on their twenty-fourth anniversary!
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Thursday, December 22, 2016

The Shortest Day

We lit the ice lanterns last night to drive the dark away and welcome the coming longer days!

Enjoy life!

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

My! That Was Fun!

No...not Dragonwyck, who landed last night! 

We got up this morning to a wet floor around the washing machine.  The floor is a concrete slab so there was no danger of flooring damage.  But we spent a good half hour trying to track the leak.  It turned out to be a connection from the near by pressure tank. So there was mopping and hooking up a heat lamp.  When we dry things out we will mend it with plumber's epoxy which, toes crossed, will hold until warm weather when we can replace the lines and make sure all is water tight.

The kicker was that when I went into my studio, which is blocked off from the rest of the downstairs but not really walled, there was water spread over the floor.  It looked like more than we had already mopped.  Finally I realized that my wonderful kittehs had knocked over a water jug and pooped the cap.  Fortunately it was not full, but it is amazing how much ground three cups of water can cover.
More mopping, pulling stuff out from under shelves, hooking up another heat lamp, and putting all my studio towels in the laundry.

As I said, it was a fun time had by all!

After two days of bitter cold and wind it has warmed up to the fifties!  Perhaps everything will have time to dry before it gets cold again.  We have had too many winters that start with snow, turn to rain and then get cold to turn the world into a skating rink.  When we lived in the back house on the very crown of the hill we engaged in the sport of rut running, which was not for the faint of heart.

Enjoy the days and as always, thanks for stopping by...............*s*

Thursday, December 15, 2016


Most of the Christmas Dragons flew in last night when we brought the tree in last night.  There may be a few more who will be arriving later.

More later  when I am more awake!

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Hares and Rabbits?

This month it's Christmas Kitties all around.
 Happy December to all!

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