This Summer has started out auspiciously — with a rare “Strawberry Moon.” A full moon shone on Summer Solstice (June 20) — the longest day of the year. Hasn’t happened since 1967, and we all know what a great year that was! Won’t happen again until 2062 — pending intervening unknowns.
So, I’m trying to make Summer plans that are equal to this auspicious start, involving heretofore unknown feats involving ceramics. I was inspired by attending “Open Studios” last month, in particular one artist who recently switched from 2D (painting) to 3D (ceramics) and was cranking out some amazing work. Since then, I have begun some cranking out of my own:
Fish Dishes — each one unique . . .
Shallow Serving Bowls — with enough breadth (11”) to accommodate my propensity to carve carve carve. The first pic reflects my favorite ceramic subject which is fish. The second pic reflects another of my favorite things, words. The idea of carving words was inspired by an acquaintance who was spouting off about people really liking things (artwork) with sayings on them. Plus, I was enamored with Ms. Bockle’s words in a recent MoveGirlGO post which I paraphrased . . .
I’ve got loads more clay on hand to keep me busy for the rest of the Summer, and hopefully I’ll continue to “feel my energy rising.”