Where I'll be selling

Old Depot Arts and Crafts, 10-5, Tues-Sun, 207 Sutton St. Black Mountain NC The Depot closes for January...

GALLERY EXHIBIT OF POTTERY, Dec- Feb. 2017, 10-5 M-F, Black Mountain Center for the Arts, State St.

Thanks to all who purchased my pottery this year! I'm so grateful to each of you.

Friday, December 9, 2016


My first experience with snow, Dallas Texas, Feb 10, 1946 age 3!
My little sister was born Feb 3, 1946, so she was probably inside with mom, while Dad took my pic with my friend Doogie.

Then a group of cousins enjoying snow in Houston, TX, early in 1949.
Cousin Claudette, myself, little sis and cousin, Sandra, at Gummy and Poppy's home in Houston

My St. Louis years are full of snow in wintertime. Some of the time I got to play in it.
When all St. Louis had coal furnaces, you had to get up early and play before the drops of coal ash fell everywhere and turned the snow speckled and grey.
Myself on left, then Mom, then little sis

I think this was earlier than 53, probably our first sleigh ride in 50 or so. You need to salute my mom for going down the hill far enough in boots and heels (I think that's all she ever wore) to take the pic!

Visiting Principia College in Elsah IL probably 1950. My sister and I both attended 3 years there, beginning about 10 years later than this photo.

Our apartment on the 2nd floor, 5530 Cates Ave, St. Louis MO (building no longer standing)
My dad was the chief snow shoveller. He also kept the car running, and fixed anything around the house, as well as sat at a desk 40 hours a week.

Our home in St. Ann, MO, a suburb of St. Louis, with little sis
Me and one snowman with Dad's hat and sister's scarf!
This week's Sepia Saturday  suggestion has a snow woman.

Hey, I may not have put a binkini on mine, because I probably had never seen one at 13 or 14 years of age...but I did make a snow woman way back then (1956-7) Unfortunately the picture of her, sitting in a rocking chair by the way, hasn't been found. She was outside for a few days before a thaw.

 Today's quote:

Every morning is like a new reincarnation into this world. Let us take it then for what it is and live each moment anew.
Paul Brunton

Thursday, December 8, 2016

African Violets that survived

I just cut off these leaves with the splotches on them, because there are many little baby leaves underneath them. Now they will have a chance.  It seems logical to me!

I'm so glad Barbara G. gave me the lower plant, which included a pot which she made for it.

Today's quote:

In a world of harshness, it is time to soften and expand how we go about our life.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Remembering the colors

Across the Swannanoa Valley there are rain clouds on the ridge.  We are so grateful that they have helped put out the many forest fires in the region.

Today's Quote:

I wake up in the morning asking myself what can I do today, how can I help the world today.  Julia Butterfly Hill