These are my Giraffe lovers that are obviously necking. I was doing a series on camoflodge and being hidden in ones skin and they started as a part of that series but have become their own series now. I love their sweet faces and elegant gestures.
This plate is a new image that I recently started. It is a group of roosters and I just love making them! What fun they are with all their feathers and cocky spirits! An excellent animal to draw and make up stories about. This ones name is Chouder.
This Platter is a little dark because of the lighting at the show. In reality it is a bit more white than the image. The whole saying on the platter is, " the voice of the frog is a gift of song from God." I especially am excited about the flies in the background.
2 WEEKS! that is it before our studio tour and I'm never going to be ready! I'm taking pictures today to post the new work on the web. I feel like the work is going well and that I am happy with the general way things are going. The direction I am taking is new and I like the look that I am getting in the pieces. It is clear and compact as an idea and also has a lot of room for growth. I'm also working out the kinks in the glazes and all in all they are beautiful and consistent. Now if I can de-stress a little and not panic it may just go okay.
I have new work and I think that it is going really well and in a slightly different direction. I am starting to carve with no slip...white on white in hopes of glazing with a transparent colbalt blue and light green. Very Japanese in the tradition of celedon glazes. Here are some pots in the raw. Of course I can't ever resist that black slip.
So I went to the quilting convention in Nashville this past week with my mother in law and we had a blast! It was crazy how many wonderful quilts were there and how creative they were. And the fabric and the threads! WOW! Here is a picture of the most fantabulous quilt I've ever seen and it even won a first place ribbon in it's catagory though I can't remember the person who made it.
Working on this picture may be coming to an end. I've been struggling with the words and they may disappear as i keep pushing on it. I have set it aside for the day and am going back to an old painting that i have hated but at the same time have been fascinated and seduced by. It is of a flying girl reaching for her sister. The sister is in a crazy dress that I would actually like to have to wear. I'll upload a picture as soon as it looks a little better than it does now.
Here it is the painting I'm working on. It is what has been driving me crazy for awhile. I feel like i'm getting to the end of it though. The colors are starting to work together the way I want them too. And the image as a whole is coming out as a part of a story I am trying to tell.
Just got back from a slow and painful shift at the restaurant. The air conditioning is on the fritz and the restaurant was really hot and sticky as hell. I was so glad to walk out that door even if it is 95 degrees outside. Well, off to the studio with me for the rest of the day and as long as I can stay awake tonight. Many pots to carve and a terribly frustrating painting to try and figure out. It is a puzzle with no answer.
Today I am mourning the morning because I have to think about going back to work tonight at the restaurant. I feel like I'm going to come apart at the seams . Waiting tables is one of the hardest jobs and one of the most thankless. I am in utter dread of going.