Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Hello Fall!

The studio is buzzing with activity and so are the gardens! Managed to sneek away for a three hour hike at Hogback Ridge
last week. You could smell fall in the air. Lack of rain this summer had put a bit of stress on the ecosystem! Walking
was downright crunchy! Snapped off a few pictures, after loading them on my computer I was amazed at the similarity between pots/glazes and stuff in the woods! Thinking there might be enough to generate a new show with new pots.
Not sure when
this will happen but feel pretty excited about it!

Tomatoes vines are telling me it's over! But I just can't bring myself to yank them out of the ground yet. Temperatures are set to drop next week but for now I am gorging on fresh tomatoes daily. Hoping to eat so many I can't stand them anymore as I will not have time to can as much as I wanted to this year. Yesterday Rachael planted 3 more blackberry bushes in the way
back garden ...... which now looks abandoned. Groundhogs won! Raspberries should go in next week.

The phone and email have been full of gallery opening and last minute show invitations...... I said; Yes, to everything!
Monday night I sat down and put everything down on paper....... YIKES!!
The wheel and kilns are set at warp speed, full steam ahead!
Happy Fall......

Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day...... the day to labor.......

A lovely rainy day here in the falls. Stew is bubbling on the stove waiting for
hungry travelers to arrive. The family left for a 3 hour party in Mass.
Somehow a 9 hour drive for a 3 hour party just didn't sound like a good idea.
Butch, Abby and Rachael thought it sounded GREAT. I bid them adieu at 6 am
yesterday morning and then had dinner with my dear friend Bee. We attempted to solve
the problems of the world over turkey burgers, grilled eggplant, fat sliced tomatoes,
new potatoes tossed with sage & rosemary butter, washed down with a wonderful
bottle of champagne. We all need more girl friends!

Saturday Northern Ohio Clay had an opening at a gem of gallery in Vermillion, Ohio.
Artseen Gallery, if you are out in Vermillion stop in and say Hi!. Wonderful gallery!
Very nice gallery owner. Ran into so many, many friends I had not seen in years. So much
fun to catch up and exchange ideas. Everybody was under the same cloud of the
economy. Heard someone say........ Ha! it's been challenging! However, I am grateful
to have sold three pieces.
Lynne caught the three Miller girls all together in one place! This never happens!

The gardens are taking a back seat to potting these days. Currently I am
throwing every day. Have three kilns full and the efforts for my labors
should out by next weekend.
Some ideas tossed around to sell work;

Get my galleries stocked!
Esty account
studio sale the end of October

and always remember to walk the dog........