Sunday, April 18, 2010

Pots and 'dines'

We are getting some late storms and the sunsets accompanying these downpours have been spectacular. A late afternoon drive to Rocky Point boat ramp caught some keen fishermen with a golden backdrop I just had to capture. In the few minutes it takes to get home round River Drive the light changed and the skies lit up with the most incredible pink hues.

I played a little with the camera in between trimming pots today- yes I am easily distracted but sometimes my eyes see things I just can't ignore. I was explaining to my favourite little person in the house how you can see through ice and then what did I see!!!
Finally the clay is forming - I hate recycling but it just had to be done. I throw in a little local red dirt and I get excited thinking about the results under glazes so it makes the task less tedious. I just hope I stay on this roll and keep the hands working but life often throws us the odd curved ball so who knows. I seem to spend a lot of time skipping from one pottery blog to another and not actually getting outside into the heat and pushing that clay about but I did catch the video on making seals and decided I might just do that in between recycling clay..... but as you can see there are things drying so I did manage to do a little bit of work yesterday and trimmed today.

A lot has changed in my life the last couple of years so I thought maybe a change in my mark making might also be due. The three little people who make me look at the world in a fun carefree way and remind me that family is all important have merged into my new mark and I like its look and what it means to me.
And here are two little hands having fun with clay - he loves 'dines' so we had our own little version of 'Ice Age' happening - now this is potting at its best.


Peter said...

Those are such beautiful photographs. I guess that the sunsets make the storms really worth while! What an amazing photo the ice one is. Of course my mind is now wondering how you took the photo??

I have a growing mountain of clay to be recycled. It looks such a task... I mus follow your brave example, and do something about it!

I have taken the liberty of nominating you for a Kreative Blogger Award. The "rules" are on my site. It is just a little way of me saying thank you for your blog, which I really enjoy visiting, and, hopefully attracting some more visitors to your site.

If you are too busy to accept the award, please enjoy being nominated. It comes with my best wishes.

ladyofclay said...

Hello from Canada, Lyn.
I have just had the pleasure of stumbling onto your blog and have enjoyed reading it !
I admire how you are making use of your local materials and integrating them into your work. Nice pictures of your surrounding area, as well.
Hard for me to imagine having the orchids part of the landscape.