Thursday, March 25, 2010

yellow butterfly

one year ago today my best friend's father passed away.  He was like a second father to me and i loved him as if he were my own daddy.  (and i still do).  i was with him when he passed, along with so many of his dear loved ones.  For days we surrounded him with prayers and love- for him, for one another.... and with song-- one of the languages he spoke so well.  and our hearts broke and simultaneously rejoiced as he slipped from this life into the next; no longer plagued by his pain.... the spring trees were bursting with blossoms and the birds were singing with all of their hearts; yellow butterflies flitted between the trees and flowers and Danny's soul departed from his body as we sang him home.

I think about him almost every day.  His  life example inspires me and spurs me on to be better and greater, more patient, more loving, to work for unity and peace and create work which makes others happy.... which may, in some way, inspire someone else.  Thank you Danny for your love in this world.  i feel your spirit whenever the wind blows.

Friday, March 12, 2010


thanks guys!  yay! i am more than half-way to my first goal of 50 followers!  thank you so much- i appreciate your being here!  i am working on a few things right now to make part of the surprise package when i reach my first 50 followers, and i will post a picture soon of the actual contents of the box!  for now, it is back to the studio to finish up this mug order, glaze some earring components, work on some paintings, do some paperwork and catch up on some other orders.  oh- and list some more pieces in my shop  --like  this one 

 Have a great day all! thanks again for being here!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

hi there!

hey there!  just checking in to say hello and that i have not forgotten this little blog!  i have been sick with the cold that never ends for a couple of weeks now and i am finally on the mend.... but nursing a bit of a head-ache today....  that, coupled with the gray and rain today sort of make me want to just drink peppermint tea and curl up with a good book.  Alas, i am fasting and there will be no tea for me until after sunset and i have approximately 19,000 things on my to do list, and so i don't have the luxury of doing much relaxing today. 

i pulled a fairly good sized mug order out of the kiln the other day and was so relieved to have it out of the way, as it had been hanging over my head for much too long.  The mugs were picked up and the check was written and then i got a phone call; "The mugs are too small".  all of them.  and so i need to re-do them all.  harumph.

but i did pull some other sweet things out of the kiln that are colorful and springy and now i need to take a bunch of photos....  but let's see if i can find a picture to share with you for now, before i head back into the garage to throw some bigger mugs.  ugh.

   totally unrelated to the post above....  these are some little magnets i made about 2 years ago.... i am thinking of making some more.....
and these little flower components...  because they are so bright and cheerful
and i am so eager for spring!