Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Blue Lady

A sculptural figure.

 I guess I liked to have pretty dolls, once upon a time.

And now I make dolls out of clay, dress them as if they are going to a ball...

And then pose them in one of those "fashion-model" poses...which is perhaps a bit strange.  But it means that this woman was caught in a gesture, with her mouth open to say something or maybe sing something.

At one point I thought she needed a bird that was resting on her hand, or she should be showing someone the directions to go somewhere.  But now I leave all these decisions to the eye of the beholder.


This figure has blue toned skin, hair, and of course dress.  She is formed of stoneware clay, glazed and then painted a bit of touch-up with acrylics.

Look for her at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts starting this Friday at the Holly Jolly show.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

My calling

Love, yes, love your calling, for this holy and generous love will impart strength to you so as to enable you to surmount all obstacles. St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier, Embrace the World

My calling includes a couple of creative media...pottery and clay sculptures, and these photos, and perhaps even the blog postings.  The calling would be sharing my vision with others, to put it more precisely.




Have you ever seen a grandmom/grandson with more similar smiles?  What a riot, since we couldn't see each other while we did smile at my son taking the picture!

I'm back home again, so will enjoy reviewing my trip pictures for the next month or so.

Today I want to remind my friends to put something on their calendar.

THIS FRIDAY IS HOLLY JOLLY IN BLACK MOUNTAIN.  An evening of festivity in the shops and the streets, food and drink upstairs in the gallery of the Black Mountain Center for the Arts...and a GREAT SALE OF POTTERY by students of the clay studio.  I hope to see you there!

This is actually the last of our retail opportunities until next spring...so we're really hoping not to have to pack up anything much.  The other good thing about purchases at Holly Jolly is that they have a portion donated to the Center for the Arts to help our clay studio have good equipment.

OK, now I'm off my soap box.

I had a great but long ride home yesterday with my friend, Sarah.  I'll post pictures tomorrow about that.


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thanksgiving Friday

 Wonderful Florida weather brought the Sandhill Cranes out for a stroll along the street.  It reminds me that these ancient birds return to their same lands even though people have planted their homes and roads right on top of them.

The majestic cranes just ambled away towards the water which has been reshaped to include a golf course.

Will had some fun with french fries and the illusions of two dimensional pictures .

Marty and his son, enjoying lunch with me.


Then a great treat...a canoe ride on the Hillsborough River with these two gentlemen.

Yep, me in the bow with the camera. 



Friday, November 25, 2011

The Holiday sale

At White Horse, Black Mountain...


A very cold beginning for a Tail Gate sponsored holiday market...


We were the MudBuddies, situated outside while many other vendors were inside the White Horse.


We set our our pretty wares, all kinds of different beautiful works in clay.
And each of us waited around, all six of us...waiting and waiting...


Bette and beautiful works...

My little half table's worth of pottery was at the end closest to Montreat Rd.



Tricia and Marsha listen to something Bette is sharing with them.


Wendy has a nice vertical rack for her painterly cups


Tricia and Marsha have another vendor behind them selling produce...on the other side of a little fence.

And of course the Seven Sisters mountains are smiling down on us...

It was a moderate day for sales for most of us...and we were grateful the sun came out and it warmed up by noon.
Cathy shares her special decorative pieces.

I'm happy to be a MudBuddy.