Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Fancy Skulls

Halloween Decorations are taken very seriously around this barn. Friends and family made brightly decorated skulls for a day of the Dead themed Halloween party.


These are some vases I threw waiting for the first bisque firing.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Getting Dirty, Thank God

Everyone should get dirty as much as possible. It may seem inconvenient, but getting dirty may be the most important part of life. I am committing to myself that I will throw 200 pounds of clay per week. That is really dirty, creative and productive. I recently planted (late) many sale bulbs of flowers and garlic. That was really dirty work in this warm November, but I am so excited about what I will find next spring and summer. I just cooked my first twelve month age county ham for the last six hours and that was messy but delicious. I can't possibly imagine a life that didn't involve getting up to your ears in goo. Get really dirty today, make a mess, then take a shower and clean up.

I have been throwing with real conviction in the last week and realized I haven't lost it in my maternity break. Throwing requires complete confidence and I would say being completely aggressive is a plus. That clay spinning on the wheel needs taming and decisive handling. Throwing fast is a must. Beauty comes fast from direct knowledge. Over worked thrown pieces look bad. It is really simple.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Picture Fun!

I went to take a picture of my barn and ended up taking about thirty. The joys of a digital camera. This photo includes a portion of my fenced in garden. I have to get brave and attempt photos of art work.


originally uploaded by melissamonroe71@sbcglobal.net.
This is where the magic happens.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Pictures Are Coming

I know that I want pictures on my blog and I have set out to record what should pop up on this site. I took many pictures of my barn today. I am going to take pictures of my art as well. I hope it looks great on screen.