Posts Tagged ‘art’


What am I throwing down?

October 23, 2019


I know this is an ad, but as a potter I am just blown away by that fellow blithely throwing 40 pounds of clay (!)  I did notice that the throwers are all men and the decorators are all women . . . .  Anyway I get to open my kiln tonight.  It is only a bisque firing, but I do have some tiles with under glaze on them that I am anxious to see.


View from the road

October 10, 2019

Last week we traveled to Beaufort, South Carolina and stayed at the beautiful Anchorage Inn.  With many porches and porch swings.

I was there for a pastel workshop taught by Eve Miller.  Below you can see my color palette . . .

. . . for my first ever pastel painting (below).

Beaufort features mermaids.  We were there for their 25th Shrimp Fest.  Beaufort is right on the water.

And so there could be alligators.


Why am I asking, “not green cheese?”

September 4, 2019

What could be better than a butter cow?

The Ohio State Fair this year featured a life size rendition of the Apollo 11 moon landing to commemorate its 50th anniversary.  Also included were the three Apollo 11 astronauts, Neil Armstrong (an Ohio boy), Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.  They were joined by a butter cow and calf.  Collectively, the display used 2,200 pounds of butter.

From GastroObscura :

“Luckily, each of the Ohio-based sculptors has an area of expertise. Balz, a plumber by trade, is the face and anatomy guy. Dairy farmer Matt Davidson handled the cow. West Chester resident Tammy Buerk worked on the calf. And Columbus resident Erin Swearingen, who loves detail work, crafted the Apollo 11 logo. The team also had an intern: Karen Tharp, who’s pursuing an MFA at Ohio State University, helped detail the spacesuits.”


What am I recycling?

August 21, 2019

Suzanne Jongmans is an artist who uses packaging materials that we throw away to recreate portraits reminiscent of renaissance art.  Her photographs recall the images of the Old Masters.  She says,” “The idea of making something out of nothing changes our look on reality…Most people throw that [foam] away. I make clothing out of it; foam is my textile.” see more of her work here

Something else to do with your bubblewrap.

from Colossal



Why am I saying, “take cover?”

August 7, 2019



What am I painting?

July 18, 2019

I thought this was a hoot!  Love Bob Ross.  Thanks so much, Carol.


Where was I wandering?

July 15, 2019

Yesterday was National Nude Day

I hope you had fun

These photos are by Carl Warner

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