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Sunday, January 20, 2019

staining a clay cat that isn't an angel

I liked all the little cat angels I made before Christmas.  But nobody bought them, so they are now my own decoration for next Christmas!  I figure just seeing wings on a cat was too surprising for most folks.  Some did laugh however.

So I'm starting again and leaving off the wings!

 Simple little animal, with whiskers.  I've often focused on the nose on a cat, but this one has whiskers!
And unfortunately the one of her eyes is a bit out of focus.

The stain has been wiped off and then more glaze was applied to the eyes.


Saturday, January 19, 2019

staining the dragon


 She's out of the bisque kiln, and I applied a stain of thinned Mayco Tuxedo black glaze.

 Sometime next week she'll go into a glaze kiln. I'm liking this finish which brings out the structural aspect as well as reminding me how close to stone a finished clay object becomes.



Thursday, January 17, 2019

What she wore in Galveston 1912


Young woman in Galveston in 1912.

The photo was posted on Facebook, saying they were interested to see what people wore when they went to the beach then.  But Galveston was a thriving port city at that time.  Not that people wouldn't go to the beach, but it wasn't as much a tourist place then.

My grandmother was a young woman in Galveston in 1912.  Well, she had recently married my grandfather, and then a few years after that, she would give birth to my father.  Here's a photo of her in 1906 with her first son, Elmore. She is wearing her wedding dress!


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Keeping it simple


These little candle holders (glass) were so plain, I made some leafy holders for the holders.  Why not? I don't do candles at my house (rule to protect us eight residents living in the building from open flames.) So I'll put these up for sale sometime if they come out ok.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Dragon building



None of the views show enough of her...she's a bit horsey I think, but I think that's ok for a dragon.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Bark and fungus

 My eye was drawn to this interesting fungus, as well as the bark of the tree.

It stood on the bank of The Little River.  The river is pretty small, but was running swiftly.


Today's quote:
In the mountains of truth you will never climb in vain: either you will get up higher today or you will exercise your strength so as to be able to get up higher tomorrow. -Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, philosopher (1844-1900) 

Thursday, January 10, 2019

The master

Warren MacKensie

NCECA honors with many quotes...RIP to the master.