Tuesday, May 27, 2008


I made a little rabbit just for fun but liked him so much I have made 3 more. Trying to get back into work mode I thought I would start with some fun sculptures. I just got back from California and it was really amazing. The beauty of the sea, the rolling hills, the mountains, the flowers, the BIRDS, was all just gorgeous.
I was lucky to be have the sweetest hostess, Diane Owens, who would rival even the most considerate southern belle.
We had the first show at her lovely house in San Diego where I had the chance to meet all of her sweet friends. We had such a good time and I even made some shrimp and cheddar grits for them to taste. Then we traveled up the coast to Templeton where we stayed with a wonderful family for another show and then on to Santa Cruz. I saw seals and lizards and scrub jays on the way up the coast. We swam in the surf and watched surfers actually surfing instead of doing what they do in NC ( sit on their boards and wait).
We went to Moonstone Beach and found moonstones...It was a wonderful trip! I still am amazed to be back home looking out my window in the country and not seeing the coastline of Cali. Sigh.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Pendants, ornaments, and mermaids

So, I have been continuing to experiment with linoleum tiles and the turquoise glaze. I really like what I am coming up with. the copper settles just right in the deeper lines and makes every feature stand out. The glaze also lends itself to a watery idea and that makes it perfect to use on the mermaids. I also have been working on making some little tiny tiles or pendants for my trip to Cali....yes! I am going to California!
More on that to come...

Sunday, May 04, 2008


I've been making more mermaids and these little mermaid rattles.
I love the way the hair looks with the turquoise glaze, almost like seashells.
I want to continue with sea creatures, and have made an octopus rattle....but he is a little iffy so far. We will have to see how he survives in the kiln.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Bluebirds and owls

I have been loving seeing the darting bluebirds when Me and Will go for a walk. They like to nest in the newspaper boxes underneath our neighbors mailboxes.

And the owls...well...they are always a favorite!