Saturday, February 18, 2017
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Spring is a perfect time to host tours of your pottery studio. I know it isn't Spring yet but it doesn't hurt to get organized in advance of the Spring rush.
I've been busy cleaning up my studio after the holiday rush and rearranging the solarium to accommodate larger groups.
When groups visit I usually give a mini tour of my studio. I always like to have several pieces on display showing various stages of work: green, bisque, and glazed.
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Cooked amaranth has the texture of quinoa and is mild in taste. I added honey and cinnmon to mine. The health benefits of eating amaranth are tremendous. It contains calcium, folate, vitamin B6, iron, magnesium, and zinc. It is also a complete protein grain and contains lysine which many grains do not. Try it you might like it. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
One day the owner, a male, came by and Gary met him at the street. He didn't ask about Barney but we now surmise Barney was his cat. The previous owner came upon hard times and had to leave Barney. We are so thankful to have Barney in our life; so much so that we put off moving to pay off all of our bills because we just can't justify abandoning Barney one more time in his life. No, Barney can't be moved somewhere else, sometimes a person just knows these truths. Is that crazy? Perhaps. But without love and feelings what good is there to living. What good is there to living in this world.
Here is Barney in the insulated and cushioned cat house I built for him. It's taken Barney more than a year to feel comfortable in this house but now he does. Today he took a nap four different times in his cat house. Time heals all wounds they say; I guess that's true, even cats can recover eventually.