|Julie caught batting her toys around...|
Julie likes to twist around on the counter batting toys all over the kitchen. She was in the mist of this when I took her picture...
She also wants all her toys up on her pad at night before she goes to bed (but we find them dispersed all over the kitchen by morning).
And I'm back into the pottery scene... at the studio I'm working on throwing on the wheel more consistently. Decided to do lots of large mugs and handles... a few bowls, and trays, etc. At home I'm back to my little chickens... and I'd love to do a big rooster for my table, so I'm working on a small one to see how it's done. It isn't great, but it gives me an idea. And this morning I came up with a new design to try for my chickens... a little more rounded and stream-lined.
These are just more paper clay chickens with one coat of red under-glaze. They still need 2 more coats of under-glaze and firing, then I'll use a black-bird stain to make them look more antique.
Here is my first attempt at hand-building a rooster. He really challenged me as his clay legs can't hold up the heavy body... so you have to create a stand for him (with legs) and then attach the 2 parts so that it goes together fairly well. and there are so many ways to do the tail and feathering. I'm not overly happy with this tail, but it will work for a first try. And once he's under-glazed with all the rooster coloring, I think he'll look OK.
And this is my little fat rounded chicken with a heart on his front.
He'll look better once he gets his spots and coloring. But I think he's kind of cute.
OK, that's about the news around here. I did make a batch of home-made granola this morning. Hadn't made any in a while, so DH is happy.
Oh, one of the things on my wish list... (a list of things we need or want to do sometime in the future) is to extend our front porch and add shutters to our front windows. Right now the front porch is just a small step up.
You can't tell much from this, but it's the only pic I could find that shows part of the porch as it is now. This next pic is one of a house I like that its "similar" to ours, but much bigger. However, it has the porch and window shutters that I want to add to ours.
I'd like to be able to sit out front in the evening... (when the weather is good).
Have a wonderful week! And for those interested, Tux is still doing fine... despite his recent prognosis.