Saturday, March 29, 2008

What is this?

A little hat for my soon to be born little niece or nephew. My sister Jill is preggers!!!
I am just about ready to make the turn on the hat. It is soooo tiny. Size 1.40mm needle and Ruby cotton thread found on e-bay. Each morning I try to do 2 rows and they take me 25-30 minutes depending on my intake of coffee. I can't believe how long it is taking me to make such a tiny item. Can I finish before he/she is born.? I wanted to add some stripey little booties to the gift but I am beginning to think the baby would be 2 years old before those were finished.

Owl and Bird work

A small painting of the bird girls. It's almost done but so wet I had to give up for the next couple of days.
This is the ceremony where the girls from the local village come down to the glen to dance for the Bird King. They all wear bird masks to entice the favors of the King.

I am having a bird show at Just Be in downtown Greensboro. The opening night is April 12th.
Here is one pot that has various owls from my bird book.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Spring has sprung....

And hopped it's way over to my truck!!!
Here is the new design for the season.
Cheery and bright like the sunlight today.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Bird Girls

Here are the first of the Bird Girls that I have made.
I haven't exactly figured out what glazes I think I might use to really bring out the girls details. I was thinking of a greenish minty turquoise matte. I have used it a bit and really love the color but am not quite sure of it.
Something in me wants to go with a warm yellow.
I'll have to think about it a little more.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

London Town

We are in London!
We came in a week ago from today and have been working really hard at seeing everything possible before we have to go home on Saturday. Yesterday we just got back from a puddle jump to Ireland where we stayed mostly in Dublin but took a side trip to Glendalough (pro. Glen-da-loo).
It was an amazing trip, very ethereal and much magic surrounded the place.
We definately felt a little undone by the graveyard and the wrath of the Irish weather as rains came and went all day as well as high winds and sunshine. We climbed to a couple of cliffs where we could look out over the lake from high above. On the first cliff I hid a piece of work somewhere in the trees for a hiker to find after their arduous climb up 590 long and steep steps to the top. I have pictures of the trip that I will post when we get home.
Now, it is off to the tower of London to satisfy my grisly curriosity about that strange place.
Also we may get to spot the raven family that has been living there for 5 generations!