Thursday, February 12, 2015

The weather was good yesterday so I ventured out. The Woodland Pottery Studio was at the top of my list of places to visit. It felt good to be away  from my home.  Although we haven't had new snow fall in the last week there is the secondary issue pertaining to the 8 inches of snow on the ground, ICE!
The bane of  our lives here in western PA is freeze and thaw. The temperature fluctuates between 40 degrees to zero day to day. Last weekend the temperatures sored to 50 degrees then dropped down to the 20's on Monday. Melting snow turns to ice. Last night I was helping my husband outside in our driveway. One minute I was standing, the next I was flat on my back. I'm over winter!
So, back to art. The Photo above is of a vase that I hope will look like a tree trunk after it's glazed.
Crossing my fingers...
Bob Isenberg is the resident potter at the Woodland Pottery Studio. These three figures stand about three feet tall. They are really something to see in person. Bob has plans to tie some dried grasses and maybe a few other natural fibers around the circles located on top of the heads.

Here is a close up of the glazes.

Other News. I did submit the photo of Levi in color to the Lens Culture portrait contest. After I entered the contest I was informed that only a few entries would be posted in the online gallery. I guess they have a very large number of entries. I know I have no chance of getting the judges attention but I had hoped to show my photo among the extraordinary photographers. The act of "being there" would inspire me to learn more and improve.  Now I am thinking in terms of "Plan B."  I believe everything we do ripples out into the universe. Something will come of my entry, maybe just not in the form I was expecting. Being Zen in the misted of cabin fever.

 On Tuesday I found myself on the verge of throwing something or biting someone. Cabin fever is a real thing!   Good thing I made it to the pottery studio yesterday. I feel much better today!

Well I was feeling better. I just looked out the window, it's SNOWING! Ugh.....

Have a great day and stop back soon!


  1. I like the tree vase; so glad you had a chance to get out! Good luck with the weather!

  2. Like your new piece. I bet it will look cool. What glaze are you using? xox

    1. I'm not sure of the name of our glazes. The glazes a mixed in large 5 gallon buckets. As I am a beginner I'm told what they are then forget ten minutes later.