Spring is finally here! Life is good. I am getting back into my studio a little bit which feels great. Sent some work off for NCECA shows: A place setting for La Mesa show, always a great show at NCECA. I also sent a small, covered, terra cotta jar pictured below in my February post, for the Strictly Functional 25 year Invitational Exhibit. I was honored to be invited because the invite only went to those who had won multiple awards in previous years in the Strictly Functional Annual . Here’s one of my favorite “prize-winning” pieces from that era!
Early Wood Fire Porcelain Jar
Magpie Wall Tile
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Happy Thanksgiving weekend to all!
Thanksgiving Hike up the ridge
I know it is not entirely professional to use this site for health reports and talk of chemotherapy but these are the life gifts I am dealing with this entire year pretty much…so studio work is on hold, but will flow again like a river at spring runoff! At least this is how I am visualizing future studio days. In the meantime, life is sweeter and a little harder daily as chemo effects accumulate. Only two more treatments to go followed by 6 weeks of daily radiation in Edwards, CO. Some distance from here.
Hints of fall becoming less subtle…a stillness in the air, leaves hanging dusty and heavy, atmosphere seems to be in a bit of a desultory mood as summer ebbs. Today, Saturday, we harvested about 100 lbs of potatoes shared between our household and Dana & Breccia Wilsons’ -the geniuses behind it all. Daughter Laura helped with the harvest and entertainment, and took home some mighty potatoes. I lent moral support. Corny as it sounds it is quite amazing to dig for food in your own front yard. Nostalgic full days.
Friends and family have been sending me such good energy and kind notes and thoughts infusing me with hope and healing. Thanks to all. Believe it or not, I am working on a few ideas for studio work when I am able to get my hands in clay again!
Art happening in journaling only. John and I and daughters, Anne & Laura participated in the Aspen Komen Race for the Cure yesterday. John and I walked the one-mile, Paws for the Cure walk with Archie, our dog!
Candle for Diane, Maastricht
My friends, Annette & Andrew Roberts-Gray lit a candle for me on their trip to Amsterdam. I like that it is – appropriately -the candle on the far left!