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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Brown Season

 Clearly, I need to buy some new mugs! I have run out of space in the cupboard that used to hold all of these cups so I relocated them to where our dishes are and moved the dishes over to the cup space. I wish I had a great space to display all of them but there is nothing I can do, so they are tucked away in a cabinet. I love the way they looked out on the counter before I put them away.
I now have a new yarn obsession, so my mug buying is on hold while I buy yarn. I guess I have been influenced by all of the fall colors, everything I bought was in the brown tones, except one really nice turquoise. Yesterday while my kiln fired, I did some weaving, I am slowly finding a nice rhythm with clay and fiber, I think this is going to be a really great combination. Plus, I have found tons of fiber blogs to read. Nice to find since so many of the pottery blogs I used to like have become facebookers.
It's a rainy day here, good day to sit at the loom. Of course I washed my car yesterday, it's like doing a rain dance isn't it? Wash car, get rain. Gerry got up all the leaves in the yard, this morning you wouldn't know he had done a thing. It's raining leaves and raindrops.
My studio is now clean and ready for the Chatham Artists Studio Tour. I have time to make more work and get in one more firing, but I don't want to mess up my studio, can't decide if I'm going to start some new things or wait until after Christmas. How did the holidays get here so fast!? I don't like how the best holidays are all piled up on top on one another. Why can't we spread it out and have candy and turkey and gifts spaced more evenly instead of getting it thrown at us all at once? The retailers have all lost their minds. The stores have Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations out all at the same time. It's insanity and making me want to pass on all of it. I just want to crawl in a cave this time of year, and come out when it's all over!

10 comments:

Hollis Engley said...

I see some familiar mugs in that photo. Always nice to see that. And I totally love yarn. Dee knits, so I get to hang out in exotic yarn departments sometimes. Love the range of colors in Scottish and Japanese yarns.

Dennis Allen said...

Turkey and pie every other weekend sounds like a great way to spend the winter.Screw the mall experience and buy local stuff from local folks.

Sandy miller said...

Snowing here today..... Nice quiet snow. Good day to be in the studio. So happy one of my kids has taken up knitting, had baskets if yarn sitting around. Found knitting was useful to keep the fingers nimble after throwing pots with chilly water all day :)

Enjoyed the post.

Laura Farrow said...

so much beautiful yarn in the world.. some of it is in Hillsborough! xo

cookingwithgas said...

ah- there is nothing wrong with brown. My go to mug right now is just a nice iron black- perfect.
and the yarn....can't wait to see where it takes you.

Susan Wells said...

Oooooooooo! Beautiful fibers! I want to touch! Yum!

JUDI TAVILL said...

Really jealous of this weaving thing... I have had this concept for years of ceramic art with weaving of various textures and drawing painting in one space and somehow doing it ALL!!!!

Lori Buff said...

Just take off the cabinet doors, you'll show off your mugs and it will make putting the dishes away easier.
I was talking yesterday to a weaver about my friends who are ceramic artist involved in weaving. She understood the connection and said that many of her students do both so they can make the perfect display for both works.

handstories said...

i love brown, warms my soul. could you put eye hooks under your cupboards? looking forward to seeing those yarns wove up.

Gloria Freshley Art and Design said...

Lovely, lovely images! Beautiful work, as always. Love the smoky finishes. Thanks very much!