OK, so I know Graham is a short dog, but Willow is already walking over him, while he is standing!
Growing Willow, at three and a half months
Snoozing Studio Dogs
This photo was taken after the daily ritual of their morning chase. I leave the door open from the studio into the house. They run back and forth from the house woodstove, to the studio pellet stove… about twenty times!
Another Year begins… another Happy Dance is done!
My boys… I love them so, but it’s great to have the routine of school again!
Here they are not wanting their photo taken, as they wait for the bus, (with new sneakers). Luke is now in 9th grade at the HS! (I just sent him off to kindergarten.) Andrew is in 6th grade.
Just had to show off our brand new baby chickens!
I walked out to the mailbox this morning to get the paper, saw the front page and smiled, a big happy grin. Equal rights for all U.S. citizens is soon on it’s way. Vermont’s Gay Marriage bill passed, overturning the Governor’s veto. Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont… there’s hope California!
So, I got my most favorite mug, made a cup of tea, and read all about it.
I had a wonderful break from one kind of mud, but spent a whole lot of time in my old house mudding in un- even walls, and painting. Last winter we tranformed an old pantry next to the studio into a 1/2 bath and utility room. This holiday break it’s finally finished! It’s been great to have a slop sink and toilet for the studio.
I’m back to the mud I prefer, after starting my work week with fixing my kiln. After so many firings, an element wire needed to be replaced and some wiring got fried my last firing (of course right before the holiday sale).
Here is a photo of my dog Graham helping me fix the kiln!
That is the question….
I really need to make my dinnerware for our kitchen…. we have been eating off of seconds, cracked and chipped for years now. When the busy season slows down I think, ok I’ll make the plates… it never seems to happen. I don’t think it happening today either. We had over a foot of snow the last two days and so far we have another six inches today with no signs of stopping…… So I think I’ll go shovel again!!
….or maybe X-Country ski again!!!!
Tonight I covered the flowers in the studio garden. It looks and feels like we are going to have our first frost… I’m hoping not. I want to hold onto summer for a little longer. I love the entrance to my studio. It is so bright and welcoming I can’t bear to see it fade!
New classes which started last week have been keeping me very busy. I have not had enough time to take another try at photographing my pottery. I finally took a few shots tonight after class…. so here is another image to share of my new work. Well… I’ve gotten rid of some of the brightness, but I think now it is too dark!
The school bus came, the Happy Dance was done, I worked a full day!