Sunday, June 26, 2011

Whatever Works

While I was making the vine maracas (I did make a second one to match the first one) I kept thinking the light green color looks similar to the color of a Fuji apples I used to grow, maybe a bit too pale. So of course I thought about making an apple. Somehow the piece looks more like a pear to me.

Maybe it's an apear. There are so many hybrid fruits, I wonder if there's a cross between an apple and a pear? There is a Chinese pear that's shaped like an apple with an apple texture, but it is a pear and not a cross. I'm thinking of firing this and the maracas without any glaze and I'm wondering if the iron rich clay I'm using will affect the underglaze colors I'm using. After firing I can add a paintable surface treatment, but I'd like to keep the soft look of matt surfaces.

We watched the film Whatever Works, a Woody Allen comedy with some redeemable qualities. I couldn't help but see a bit of myself in some of the ideologies of the main character such as religion, relationships, and the randomness of life. Being starved from seeing movies for so many years, lately we are easily entertained with DVD selections from our local library. I just watched a leader for Midnight in Paris and am curious about that film and who doesn't like the romantic notion of Paris.

We finally got some long awaited rain, an inch and three quarters. We set up a rain gauge to check the amount of rain we get. I guess we're in our rainy pattern now, thankfully most fire danger is over here for now. Not so for other locations I've been reading about in Arizona and New Mexico, I hate to think about the havoc mother nature is creating in so many places this year, floods, fires, earthquakes and so much more. My heart goes out to so many people. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. Hi Michele, thanks, I made it kind of thin, hope it doesn't crack. Ha.

  2. That might be a good project, breeding an apear.
    So glad you got rain minus the lightening that causes fires.

  3. Sweet- and it looks like apple to me- and rain- rain is good.
    We could use a bit more

  4. Hi Patti, thanks, yes firm pear and tasty apple. Ha.

    Hi Meredith, thanks, glad it looks like an apple, we need lots more rain here.

  5. That would be lovely in an Asian-inspired room. You did a really nice job with it. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary


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