Thursday, April 28, 2011
Grabbed my camera and caught this beautiful green darner or dragonfly settled on a loquat leaf in the front yard. Wonder if we'll get any fruit from this tree? Hum, look at that leaf pattern; I'm sure I can use that on clay.
Here's a couple of floral tiles I made. The design is too undefined and the upper right hand corner is curling up, darn.
I like the bold colors and shapes of this tile better. Both tiles are about six inches square.
I tried to repeat the canvas acrylic painting I did on tile, but it cracked right in the middle. I dried it on a board instead of wallboard. I do like the built in textured border on the tile.
For the large tiles I fired the other day, the cracker house and the beach forest, I'll need to use a paint that sticks to glaze for the one with glaze. The other one which I left plain will work with cold surface treatment of acrylic paint.
Our neighbors brought us a ton of vegetables and I cooked up a spicy soup. I had a photo somewhere, but it's disappeared, You'll have to use your imagination for the spicy vegetable soup I made in the crock pot with leaks, greens, squash, yellow string beans, tomatoes and lots of other spices and a generous bit of red pepper. More from the studio coming real soon, so stayed tuned. We saw a resident mammal in our backyard, care to guess what kind? He's coming up next time too.