This morning I heard the whippoorwill for the first time this year; he's singing right now. There was a saying in Arkansas when you first heard the whippoorwill it was time to plant peas, they meant black eyed peas. I've done several posts on the whippoorwill which you can find here The Elusive Whippoorwill and here The Mountain Whippoorwill. If you've never heard the call of a whippoorwill click on the video below to hear the sound. The whippoorwill song is different in other parts of the country. The one below is from Florida. There's something comforting hearing the whippoorwill year after year. Something wonderful about things repeating themselves and being consistent in the world.
Did I mention Gary has been selling some of my pottery at the flea market once a week. It's only a few miles from our home. The pottery has been selling quite well and folks come by each week to see what new items Gary has brought. People have been complimenting Gary on his booth display. One person said they loved my pottery because it was folk art. I never thought of my pottery as being folk art. Hum, what do you think? I think the sculpture in the first photo is folk art. I got the ceramic sculpture at a thrift store in California. It's one of the pieces I can say, I wish I made it. There's no signature, a reminder to sign your work. Maybe some of my pottery is folk art, other pieces maybe not.
Then there are others who don't like my pottery, they're usually folks who like wheel thrown work or maybe work that's perfectly symmetrical. That's OK; different strokes for different folks they say. One woman told Gary 'this stuff is terrible'. She went to the next booth and that vendor told her to keep going. Apparently all the vendors stick together at the flea market. People want to steer clear of rude people. There's no need to be rude; there's always something positive or diplomatic which can be said. If not, best not to say anything at all. Maybe some people are feeling their oats, it's a full moon after all. This post is part of the Mud Colony what's happening in the studio. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.