I do feel good. The Boylan Heights Artwalk was very good to me.
the validation from all the charming people that came by and especially those that purchased my work feels real good. My friends that helped set up,take down and worked with me the whole day, giving buckets of emotional support were amazing and they were really cold by the end of it all, good friends to have for sure.My son who hauled all the crates up out of the studio and the remainder back down. I had a really good team. The great home owners that own the porch we took over even provided us with hot tea and were very supportive in every way, a lovely space to be in. I cannot say enough good things about the artwalk team, very kind, thoughtful and well organized.
sure by the end of the day I was cold, tired and my body hurt but also very elated and pleased to have been a part of it all. Thanks yu’all.
Yes I will be at the Boylan Artwalk again this year. The artwalk is Sunday Dec 7th from noon to five. I will be in the same location as last year, on the porch at 711 Mc Culloch, Look forward to seeing you there. These are a few of the pieces that will be there.
Tonya Delborne will also be on the porch with her fantastic photos, this is her fabulous house, so happy to be sharing her charming porch again this year.
Yes we have persimmons, the tree is loaded this year with beautiful giant orange fruit. To me they are so delicious, we have had a few ripe ones so far. The frost expected tonight should cause them to fully ripen. We mostly just eat them fresh when the inside is a translucent jelly like consistency. When we have lots, like we should have this year we make persimmon sorbet, very easy, very yummy. We skin them, put them in a blender, add a little sugar [very little] put that mix in a glass pan, put the pan in the freezer and when it starts to freeze stir it up then let it freeze some more, when it is more firm but not frozen solid give it a quick buzz in the blender again and eat it.
Happy Halloween To All. this is my favorite little witch, I really love this figure, she just speaks to me. I am alone in my adoration, most find her ugly, twisted and generally not fun to be around. She is tiny, eight inches but to me she has a tough edgy, “I will not give up” attitude and her presence gives me strength. She popped up out of a mind empty, playin with clay afternoon from some scraps of porceline and I was shocked to see what emerged but when this piece came out of the kiln I thought, this one I will keep, she is my little witch.
This rabbit strikes me as being in control of any situation. He is a little guy, ten inches tall and a very smooth dude and like I said before the rabbits just keep coming in spite of my trying to make a cow. I don’t know where the personalities come from, sometimes they are obviously someone I know whose image has popped up thru the clay but this one is perplexing.
This is crazy knitting that I am just faking my way thru. I am knitting a toy of some yet to be determined animal. It is for my soon to be born grandson. I want some stuffed animals that are natural fibers with natural fiber filling. It has been proven that babies are highly at risk from synthetics/plastics. All the various kinds of fake cheap crap they make baby products of really make me sick. I also must admit it is also yet another way to make sculpture out of yet another medium that I have not fully explored. Yes I make sweaters, socks, bags, hats etc. but this is a new challenge. I have looked at many books of animal patterns to knit to get a rough idea but i enjoy going forward and seeing what jumps out. In the background are the peach tart and coffee that keep me knitting, these fingers gotta have fuel. the double pointed needles on the side of the big orange thing are the beginnings of the first leg. I will keep you updated.