Monday, October 31, 2016

This is my idea of Hallow-een

Ancestors are honored
Popular lore of witchcraft is ignored, as the idea of scaring each other
Samhain (pronounced Sow-wain) is a time to celebrate, definitely. But also to be serious in honoring the lives of those who have gone before us...who gave us life.

Harvest abundance is still around.  And yet, it's turning toward colder weather, so there are those globes of pumpkins all around.  And oh, the falling colorful leaves! I crunch them underfoot with delight.  Memories of playing in the dried leaves from childhood give me a smile.


I'm remembering some good friends too, who live a long way away.  Sending them lots of my good energies that they are happy and well.


Sunday, October 30, 2016

Thank you

 I'm so thankful for all the wonderful people who came to see my pottery yesterday at Art by the Tracks.
My display in our 2-potters' booth

Some of the hand painted rockers in downtown Black Mountain

Looking down to the end of Cherry St. at the depot and the show at 9 am


Sutton Ave and the Old Depot were shining yesterday with the arts and crafts
And a special note of gratitude to those who bought pottery.  Yay. You now have a little bit of me to share wherever that pot may land...and I hope it brings you joy and good health!

Friend Sarah Vekasi had a booth also, and she was a main organizer for the show
Early in the morning before sales started!

Pardon my shadow, and the early-bird (9:30 am) lady, but that was our booth for all day!

 My friend, Cathy Babula, sold most of these lovely pots and is going home to make more!

It was hard for my old body to go 10 hours outdoors...but I survived, and indeed thrived.  We had a good dinner at Ole's and a few drinks to consider our day...excellent weather (in the 70s in afternoon). Great crowds.  Good sales.  Cathy said it was her best day yet.

Today's Quote:

Sticks in a bundle cannot be broken. Bondei Proverb

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Art by the Tracks in Black Mountain TODAY

So you know where I'll be all day.
Wish us luck with weather and sales...the main things that affect outdoor art shows.  I just hope people have heard about this...so I guess publicity also is important!

Here are just a few more pics of pots that will be going with me.





Today's quote:


Each of us is an artist of our days; the greater our integrity and awareness, the more original and creative our time will become.
John O'Donohue


Friday, October 28, 2016

Packing up for a big show

Well, it's big for me. (Art by the Tracks, Oct. 29, 10-5, Black Mountain NC)

I'm so glad to be sharing a booth with Cathy Babula, who makes fabulous pottery.  We don't clash in our styles, and seldom have many of the same kinds of pottery for sale. We've shared several shows for the last couple of years. It makes the set up and take down work much more manageable for both of us.






Today's Quote: (not sure if I agree...what do you think?)



Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because the dawn has come. Rabindranath Tagore