Friday, November 27, 2009

Favorite poem by Sparrow

The Earth is a muffin, still warm inside.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

pulling back, hunkering down, going inward

closing off, laying low,
time for self reflection
winter brings it on
like a blanket of silence
patches of monochromatic colors
paths beaten down, then sealed in ice
animals taking on winter coats
glassy pools deep amber in shades
there is nothing and at the same time
there is everything
stillness, then
the abyss

Monday, November 16, 2009

bowl image by bgd
birdhouse image by me

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Doubling down

It's showtime, Set up is in four hours. Clint Eastwood's squint eyed face and the quote, as I open up the kiln, comes to mind " are you feeling lucky punk?, well are ya?" 156degrees on the cool down. I can crack the kiln and look inside" whew" a few good pieces I can view on the top shelf. Nothing like running it down to the wire " get em while they're hot folks" too much New yorker in me. The top shelf bodes well for what's in store further down, good omens or at least a decent start. Always have something new, improved, moving forward. Over the hump and down the final stretch. My mantra on show days is "don't sit down until your done" No time for inertia or reflection, forces are gaining down the final stretch, the trumpet blares, "and we're off"

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Nature in nature out

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Am I drawn to the leaf and thus it inspires me in the studio or does the love of rich earthy colors draw me to nature? Some things are deeply ingrained in our souls, the love of nature, the love of the outdoor marketplace, harkening back to ancient times from every corner of the earth. Modern life progresses forward but we stay rooted in what grounds us Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

nature inspires glazing

walking the resevoir with the dogs, the scenery is made to order. Two bald eagles, herons, osprey. The good company of a dear friend. It doesn't get much better than this. Stops along the way , for photos of inspiring shapes and colors; pale yellowy tans, rust, gold, brown specklesPosted by Picasa