We are enjoying a run of warm fall days. Temps have been in the sixties, seventies in the sun. It's so much more pleasant to work outside in the sun, than cold blowing rain and mist, which is what we had last week. Petunias, snap dragons, calibrochia and passion flowers are happily blooming away. I'll probably bring them in next weekend.
Aloysius is always yawning to show how bored he is with the whole notion of fall and winter. Now is the time to snuggle in down quilts and warm windowsills. When we start the wood stove all will be under it.
I have started practicing with the brushes I bought at NCECA. I did this one with the brush on the left. It's an entirely new feeling, but I am very happy with the variety of marks I can make.
Somewhere, probably on Ceramic Arts Daily, I read about practicing making marks on paper plates. Chinet plates provide something very close to the glaze surfaces I work on. The problem with paper is that its surface is so different from a glaze surface.
I may do some black and white plates, once I become more confident. There's no room for mistakes with this kind of brush work.
These are the trees in the yard just before the wind and rain began last week. Most of the maples have lost their leaves. The oaks and beech are really changing quickly now. The oaks are particularly lovely this year. Their colors are ranging from pale golds to deep garnet reds. Some years they just turn brown and drop. There don't seem to be as many acorns this year. That may have something to do with our fairly dry summer.
And last, because today is Halloween my little witches have come out once again to wish everyone a BOOtiful day!
Enjoy the fall, or spring.
As always, thanks for stopping by.............*s*