Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Scooby Doo Tuesday

Today was a fabulous day. I had breakfast on the deck sitting in the sunshine. Made a trip to Gunnison to Pine Haven, the old folks home, to visit the folks. We had a drink on the patio and a great visit. Papa loved the gazebo that we sat in to get out of the sun. He asked about the high white fence, I told it was there so that he couldn't escape. Put birdseed in their birdfeeders. Unfortunately, there is not good way to get Papa out to the birdfeeder. So he watches from the window in his room. They have two birdfeeders outside their window and the birds empty them about every other day.

I had a long day in the studio yesterday. Got many things handpainted for a firing on Thursday. Need to photograph some new shrines this evening. Sending work to the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival. It will be in their boutique during the Festival which is July 11 - 18. Stop by the registration area at Nordic Center if you are in CB.


Monday, June 21, 2010

Monday Monday

Monday morning got into the studio early. Spent a full day working in the studio -- glazing, painting, finishing some border tiles, etc. Yesterday made brunch for Richard for Father's Day. Then went to Gunnison for an ice cream social with my father at Pine Haven. Returned that evening and grilled steaks with Teresa and Jos on our deck.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Frosty summer morning

Woke up this morning to frost on the ground. The sun came out and warmed things up in time to have great weather for a doubles tennis game.

The bookmarks for Comin' Round the Mountains, our small group show at the Creamery Arts Center in Hotchkiss, Colorado arrived today. We will start distributing them asap. The show runs July 9 - August 9, with a reception on July 9.

Unloaded tiles for a couple of tile murals today. The tiles look great, now have to get them mounted and ready to display.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Black bears

Yesterday we got about a half inch of rain preceded by strong wind. This has been the windiest spring I can remember. Today we woke up to a dusting of snow on the peak of Whetstone mountain and a layer of fog half way down the mountain. It was beautiful. As Richard was having coffee at the breakfast table he spotted a black bear on "ski jump hill" across the meadow from our house. He called me and we watched it with the binoculars. As we were watching we spotted another one walking a short distance from the first. They quickly walked into the trees to reappear again 10 minutes later. We watched them for about a half an hour as they made their way down valley from our house.

In the studio today I painted fairy slipper flowers on tiles. I now have a kiln load and will fire tomorrow.

I spent a few minutes in the garden this evening. Some small critter is digging in my columbine garden. I covered the hole and will watch to see if there is more activity. Richard said it is not a gopher, which is the usual culprit.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Crazy Days of Summer

Summer arrived in Crested Butte this week. It is great. The mornings are really lovely. By later in the day it was a bit windy. Too windy to paint outside. However, it is great to have the warm weather, and the green leaves on the aspen trees. Whetstone mountain is really looking beautiful.

Work in the studio is going well. Painted a tile mural today. It is loaded in the kiln. Will fire later in the week. Tomorrow I hope to start some new projects. Looking forward to trying some of the interesting techniques show in the Pete Pinnell workshop last weekend.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Weekend in GJ

Spent the weekend in Grand Junction at a Pete Pinnell workshop. Also, enjoyed the reception for the Contemporary Clay show at the Art Center there. Laura Elm and I both have pieces in the show. It was 100 degrees there! What a difference in climate for us.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Trying to remember to "Blog" regularly. This morning when I got up I saw a beaver in the river. He was happily chomping on willow branches. Got out for a run then into the studio. I am working on a tile mural for the upcoming show in Hotchkiss, Colorado.

Also, a couple of gals from the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival came by to look at my wildflower pottery. They want some for their store during the Wildflower Festival July 11th thru July 18th. They picked out mugs, platters, bowls and coasters with wildflowers painted on them.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Frogs and Hummers

Today as I was working in the studio I thought of a few things that I should write about in my blog. So I came up after I was finished opened my blog and now can't remember what was so important!! AHHHH! Now I remember! I fired my kiln today and opened the windows so that the studio did not get too hot. Alas, this is the first day of the year that I have worked with the windows open. Yes, it was warm enough today. I did have my music on but could still hear the frogs from the marsh down by the river and the hummingbirds trilling outside. Joyous sounds indeed. It was perfect as I was working on a tile mural in which I am featuring hummingbirds!