Thursday, February 25, 2010


I like the colors and composition of this photo
that I took. If I was a painter I'd paint this.
If anyone would like to paint this, feel free to

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

my planters- (one hole for excess water )

When I was a child I lived in a northern New Jersey suburb. The river flooded one year and spilled over it's banks,turning our backyard into a lake that approached the steps of our back porch. The road in front of our house also flooded, and my friend's sister fell into an open manhole cover but was grabbed out and rescued. A man came floating through our backyard on a wooden raft. He was wearing a beret and painting a painting. My mother asked him "can I help you?" He replied" Oh I thought this was the river" I tugged at my mom and implored her to invite him in for coffee. It's not everyday that such an interesting character floats through your backyard, but he just kept floating away. This was one of the first times that "the artist way of life" registered in my little child consciousness. I thought that he was fantastic and wanted to learn more about the interesting man. Instead all I have are memories of a surreal encounter with nature and a bold and adventurous artist .

Monday, February 15, 2010

gorgeous found art piece

I like this rusty piece of junk,
It's very, Helen Frankenthaler

for more Helen Frankenthaler you can link directly here.
Even the thumbnails of her paintings are amazing

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Risk it or wreck it

This is a little game I play when making my ultra thin wheel thrown pots. I suppose it can apply to lots of people in many different areas of life but particularly for certain kinds of artwork that one invests substantial amounts of time on. It goes like this. I'm close to what I'm after, at the good enough stage, but not the " oh that's it" pushing the boundaries to the very edge point. I have learned after wrecking countless pots by making them so thin they collapse, or I break through the wall with a tool, so I stop and ask myself "risk it?" after all, does the world need another mediocre pot? or am I willing to go for it but risk ruining it? I usually go for it but watch the danger signs. By staying alert and aware in the moment and applying proper procedures each step of the way which means; not rushing or fudging or keeping my fingers crossed and taking a reckless leap of faith, I've been able to have a higher success rate.I can still recycle the clay at this point and try again after reclaiming it so it's not a total loss if I fail, mere frustration as to time and energy expended. I suppose risk it or wreck it can apply to many aspects of life, jobs relationships, etc.., Just something to think about

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Monday, February 8, 2010

funny things I've heard recently

1)I'm not Daniel Boone

2)stop blogging start crafting

3) I'm a brain because I seso (this is a bi-lingual verbal pun, say so/seso=brain in spanish)

4)those dogs won't breed together, they are brother and sister

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?-poem

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
(who will guard the guards themselves?)

id-ego-superego-computer ego

Friday, February 5, 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010