Friday, August 30, 2019

Fishy Friday

Here  are two small prototype fish I have been working on.

Both will be glazed and single fired.  The white one on the left has it's base coat on.  The terra cotta one is still drying.  To single fire the pieces must be absolute dry before glazing. 


These are the beginning of an idea I have for larger fish whistles.  Single firing gives me results in one step.

I just realized it's the long weekend so we will be off to do errands, hopefully, before things become too crazed.

Celebrate and remember those who fought so  hard and gave so much for our country.

As always, thanks for stopping by............*s*

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Fish

I started this fish while Aloysius was sick.    Unlike throwing, I could work for small periods of time and easily stop when I wanted to give him attention.


Terra cotta, entirely handbuilt.  I am not totally satisfied with the tail.  Next time!

Although I often single fire decorative pieces I am going to bisque this one.  There are so many fragile add ons that it will be safer and easier to glaze when it is bisqued.

As always, thanks for stopping by........*s*

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Thursday, August 1, 2019

August?

Not sure how that happened.  It feels like we were celebrating the Fourth with friends just last week

Here are a few of the new bunnies I have been making to wish all hares and rabbits!


 I have a very few day lilies that have not been scarfed up by the deer.  These are two of my favorites.  They have been sprinkled liberally with chili pepper dust.


I think this Oriental Alba is a surviver from the red beetle infestation of a few years ago.  It's tucked away next to the house.  It's probably a bulblet from the original plant.  The scent is wonderful.
 

And last, 'the littlest sunflower' or 'the little sunflower that could.'  It's growing next to a dead tree stump.  Obviously a bird feeder surviver!


Even though it was late getting started we are now enjoying summer.

Pottery, pool and popsicles!  That's the ticket!

As always thanks for stopping by............*s*

Friday, July 19, 2019

You Can't See Mee!

Ringo has no concept of his own size, 12 pounds and lots of floof.  Last night he crawled under the protective sheet of tyvek I have under the litter box. 

Head hidden, cat gone.  Is this a reverse Cheshire Cat?


He does this a lot.  His favorite spot is under my wing chair.  I still find it odd to see that the base of my chair has grown a tail!

As always, thanks for stopping by.............*s*

Sunday, July 7, 2019

At Last LILIES!

They are about a month late, but at last the lilies have started to bloom.

The top photo is a true lily that I have had for many years.  It has survived red bug and caterpillar infestations so it's a real keeper.


I'm not sure where the yellow day lily came from.  I found it in a pot a year ago and stuck it in the ground.  It was just a couple of pathetic leaves so I did not have much hope for it.  It appears to be coming along nicely.  I knew it was yellow, but did not remember that it was double.  Surprise!


This is actually a darker red.  I bought it from Larry the Pond Guy when he was closing his business.  We still miss him.  He was a fount of knowledge on ponds and water plants.  I have yet to find someone in the area who is as knowledgable.


Summer has finally arrived.  We went from early spring temps to summer in the space of two days.  Guess I will open the pool after all.

Toes crossed that all enjoyed a Happy Independence Day!

As always, thanks for stopping by......*s*