Hares and Rabbits
Wishing all a joyful Lammas
Sometimes you’re the bug; sometimes you’re the windshield!
This is the fourth of the purchased terra cotta planters I have been working on. Somehow I managed to knock it off the table onto the cement floor. I can't even blame a cat! My hopes for a miraculous okay were quickly dashed when I found a hairline crack from rim to foot. One thing I have learned about purchased pots is to never, ever fire a pot that has a crack. It could just come through the firing with the crack opening a bit. More likely it would split completely, fall onto the shelf and destroy the pot and shelf. There is no need to explain how I know this!
Fortunately I had only done one section and not the whole thing. I wiped the undecorated glaze off and brushed on three coats of Liquitex clear acrylic varnish over the entire pot. It will be usable, although not in the manner I intended.
I have tomatoes in pots and a lot of basil growing on the deck. I am thinking of ways to grow more stuff next summer. Gone are the days of my huge gardens, but I am feeling more energetic this year.
As always, stay safe, and thanks for stopping by................*s*