Sunday, April 21, 2013

I had a tea party for my sister and friends~
We placed the furniture just in time, so there were plenty of seats
Pulling up and going through the garden was the start;

Then the gals had to step up one set of stairs,
then another,
then they could look down at how far they'd climbed

and have salad, and sandwiches and tea things
I'm chopping cucumbers here I think.....
Since the tea I've been painting and pottering for a rather large listing this week.
There's the painting 'White Dog'
And donkey domes and spoons,
and some vegetables and I'm not sure what all there is~
And then maybe another Tea Party?

Sunday, April 7, 2013


I've been making tea lights for the mantle and table.
The right one was the first I made, I cut in a face without thinking.
They look better lit up
At first I made the complete chamber, then decorated it.
But when I decided to add animals, I did it all on the slab;
And added punctures with these spring tools from Dick Blick.
I picked ovals, but there are rounds and squares too. I use lots of other things to vary the size of the holes.  Nails would work, especially a square one would be great if you can find it.
I brought this donkey bowl from my kitchen to the studio, and used it as my model for the tea light
Here we have a deer in the ferns.  This is a new clay for me called Frost. It can be rolled paper thin,
but has a tendency to warp. I don't seem to have the knack of getting things perfectly aligned anyways, so I don't mind.
I've been working in the garden too. Things are budding, and growing inches of green daily.

Walking the boardwalk by the beach each day this week!

Found another secret boardwalk behind this inlet. Someone lives on this floating boat/island.
The sea birds nest here, right in the sea grasses. Its really quite big!
What's a post without a chicken in it??
Hope you are having a wonderful April and seeing signs of spring around you~