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fish food~

~ ~ ~ ~ click on the water above... to feed the fish ~ ~ ~ ~

Monday, April 25, 2016

paper... porcelain... twig..... & tea ~ *

~ what i seem to always need perched by my side....
is something
beautiful
to drink... .


.  ... so feeling a bit pressured in the studio this morning,
i decided to use the time-tested 'calm down' tea
known to artists, moms, cats and children~

catnip.
this time..... iced, with a bit of peach nectar for color~*
so.........
back to the studio table to create a new piece
and remembering the annual 'crow show'
from last october.
inspired by these lovlies
catching their shadows while walking across the design table
and perched around my studio..... .   .
 ..... and testing my newly made 
porcelain paper clay

i decided to go ahead
and...
'coat' a crow ~* ( too funny... )
how cool is that !
and a few natural twigs too.
 several coats later... .
the wood, the crow fibers & feathers
will all burn away in the kiln
leaving all hollow inside.

... then for a little bit of 'ink' ~*

~ cheating, i know,
but now... they are like immortalized!
i'm sure, being crows and all, they just love that.

so here he is..... .   .
i love the wood-fired/raku look
that gives the piece an aged feel.

title....
"Road Trip"
has all the essentials~
the freedom of wings,
the nest of home & family ribboned-tied securely on his back,
and grounded on a slice of cherri pie.
perfect.

~ bon voyage..... .   .     .





Thursday, July 30, 2015

new sites.. new perspective... ~ *

On the open road
or in my own kitchen ~

 i can hardly believe
 the amount of time
 that elapses between posts... .

i've changed that.

because this....
the garden
the florals
the edibles and the visuals
the bringing it close
every day.
every time... .

is who i am.
is what
i love most.

in the meantime.... .

stay tuned in,
watch for
' the book '
&
please...
 feed the fish~ ~*



Friday, October 31, 2014

~ the CROW Costume Contest... . .

with an October window to install...

in between the fall Tarts...

i chose a few crows to line up in the window
for a bit of drama...
painted on my favorite crepe paper for the backdrop...
done.
right~*
Well... .

of course, it started out
 quite innocently with a rather 'plain' crow...
and just thinking that they needed a little something
so the first one got a simple fabric twist adornment
and then the black & white papers
and the scissors
and the little pins
starting finding their way to the design table...

they had such a natural stance,
such grace,
such presence... .
( and such wisdom, that of course,
they would never tell.... )
~ with all of them
just milling about
in their little outfits...
i just had to give them numbers
for a bit of a costume parade of sorts
... and the costume contest was born.
~ so... .   .
 here now
are the entries for the
" C R O W
C O S T U M E   C O N T E S T "
(( you can vote for your favorite candidate here at my

#1
'tu-tus & layers'....


#2
'the elegant twist'



#3
'curly paper wings'


#4
'cupcake hat'



#5
'ribbon tie'


 # 6
'paper rose'



#7
'golden nest'


and....  #8
'polka-dot bonnet'



~so into the box they went,
off to hop into the window....

into the spot lites...
and hanging on the chandelier~*

i think they're glad they put up with all the fuss.... ~*
~ happy
h a l l o w e e n  *