Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Floating Bowls

These bowls look like they are floating I am gallery sitting right now, it is very warm out and since I am not floating, as I should be, I thought maybe my pottery could.

I am attempting to discover what exactly one does on a computer for hours. I use the thing to email, check my website, add pictures of new work to blog and/or Facebook, but other than that I am clueless. Of course I know I can look up a billion things, and then when I get online, I draw a blank. I suppose surfing is not my thing. I find the computer a useful tool, but other than that, would rather be floating or making pottery....or drinking beer!!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Rainbow Trout and Floating

I have been asked in the last few days what it means when I speak about floating.
I live on a stream. One that is wide and deep enough in spots. for boating, fishing, swimming, and yes floating.
We have a small dock that jets out into the stream enough that I can take an inexpensive blow up raft to the end and jump right in.
Spending time just drifting on top of the water, bobbing and weaving, floating the minutes away.
Although I do not have rainbow trout in the stream that I am aware of, I have been inspired to paint them.
I love to float.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

"Its not the coffee, its the cup!!!!!"

"I'm not surprised to read about "the mug situation." I have searched and searched through Maine websites looking for unusual, finely crafteed mugs and have never seen anything that comes close to yours in style, charm, and execution. In fact, all of your pottery is so refined, not heavy and overdone. It is all just beautiful."

I just received an email from Northern Tides Gallery in Lincoln Maine regarding an order I am working on for them. What a great way to start my day. As one struggles being an artist and making a living doing so, these encouraging messages are so helpful and blessed.

As I have been known to say for many many years. I think it is about 20 now...."Its not the coffee, its the cup!!!!"