Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Clay wishes and a found key


 "I've got the key to my castle in the air, but whether I can unlock the door remains to be seen.” 

  from Louisa May Alcott's Little Women

We finally got the official keys to the our castle. And I finished up 12 pieces to go to an invitational next week.  My attention was divided between building the passive solar house and creating work for this invitational.  Things kept happening.  Schedules not kept.  Bits and pieces everywhere.  Clay drying out.  Glazes drying out.  Ideas drying out.  There is something about consistency.  If I work daily, with consistency, just work, things happen, a small spark grows. For some time it was all I could do to throw some kindling on the embers.  I kept hearing White Rabbit in the Disney film:
 "I'm late! I'm late! For a very important date! 
No time to say hello, goodbye! 
I'm late! I'm late! I'm late!"

Sentinel's Soliloquy

But it all settled down and things got done.
not late...just in time 
And the embers still glow.
Now for a big piece of heartwood.......



8 comments:

  1. traveling I'm feeling very late, looks like you pulled it off wonderfully with this piece.

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    1. You must be very busy traveling and seeing the East Coast! Thank you for coming by, Linda, and waving me a Hello!

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  2. Love this piece! Love the key and the mystery it brings. But YAY - the keys to your new house. You must be thrilled and overwhelmed! Good luck with your show and your move!
    Happy days!

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    1. Hey there, Judy! Right now I am at a standstill and wondering how did this all get done? On one hand, I am thinking about getting some furnishings into the P.S. House and on the other hand, I need to start on things for the Holiday markets! Thank you, Judy....

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  3. Your copyright on the last photo looks cool! First I thought it was background. What lovely eyes he has got! He knows something I don't know. How nice to move to a new house! Good luck to your show! : )

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  4. Thank you, Midori. We are using this new house more of a family vacation home at the moment. In a couple of years we will move in permanently. The copyright (watermark) on the photo was done in Gimp. It is a layer where I adjusted the transparency. It is very easy to do. And fun!

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  5. Congratulations on your new home, I hope you'll be very happy there. :) I love this sculpture..the expression is so powerful, so alive..amazing work. All the best with the Exhibition too!

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    1. Thank you, Mark. I will try to take some photos of the exhibit.
      The house took two years to build, but 40 years of dreaming. No studio, yet. I am just happy to have more time to spend making pots this summer!

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