overgrown succulents 11.2.2017

This summer, some of my succulents became so overgrown that they started to make their pots tip over. I decided it was time to re-pot and re-plant. The plant at the lower right was a wedding favor at my daughters wedding in September 2014, so that makes it 3 years old! I imagine the others…

MOMA submission 10.12.2017

Last week, I received a letter in the mail from the Chief Curator of Drawing and Prints at The Museum of Modern Art, notifying me that my submission would be on display! Before you get too excited, let me tell you that my submission was part of a MOMA and New York Times sponsored exhibit.…

3-year review 10.5.2017

This blog is 3 years old! Looking back over my posts, I find that I’ve never written an “annual review.” I did write an 18-month review. When I started blogging 3 years ago, I wrote monthly reviews. I wanted those monthly check-ins to help keep me accountable and on track for following up on my…

ephemeral art 9.28.2017

I visited an outdoor art exhibit last week at the Farley Center for Peace and Justice. On view daily, sunup through sundown, through October 15th, it’s titled “Sanctuary 2017: Environmental Art at the Farley Center.” I’m not sure why it’s advertised as “on view” until a certain date, because its art that’s “made with materials…

bone-dry clay repair 9.21.2017

I made another coil-built vessel out of porcelain clay (you can view a similar pot I made earlier this year here.) After the latest piece was bone-dry, which means all moisture has evaporated from the clay and it’s ready to be bisque fired, I picked it up to dust off any teeny bits of clay…

“Live Form” book 9.14.2017

I was hoping this week to write about my trip to the north shore of Minnesota, but that got cancelled due to a long bout of what I think was the flu. So, instead of hiking the trails along Lake Superior and holding hands with my sweetheart by firelight at a cabin on the shore,…

unicorn cup – fin 9.7.2017

I wrote about the work-in-progress (wip) unicorn cups in this post. And at long last, they’re fin (the French and Spanish word for “end”, which I’ve seen used so often in foreign films, and I always like to use that term if I have the opportunity;) Here are pics of the finished pieces. These were…

late-summer garden 8.24.2017

The late-summer light brings on a change in feeling/emotion for me. Rather nostalgic, and in a good way. I always considered autumn my favorite time of year here in what we call the “midwest” of the United States. Perhaps it’s because this year’s weather has been unusually cool– or perhaps it’s the angle of the…