Thursday, August 30, 2012

how queer life is!

beach combing on portland, oregon coast

Ambivalent to horrified by the well-known subject matter and story line of  Vladamir Nabokov's, "Lolita," which I'm reading now, I am impressed by the author's agile writing, astute observational skills, immense vocabulary, and seeming psychological insight into the human condition.

I marked this knowing quote this morning:

"How queer life is! We hasten to alienate the very fates we intended to woo."

Friday, August 24, 2012

portland, oregon on my mind

 top to bottom: punch bowl falls, columbia river gorge, oregon, buddha relic, japanese garden, portland, oregon

 I snapped very few photos on our recent trip to Portland, Oregon because I wanted to savor every detail of its entire lush green, gentling beauty.

I'm sure this amazing state will find her way into my future pottery makings.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

a few ceramic pieces out of the kiln kind of recently - handmade (pinched!) stoneware for the home and garden

top to bottom: large serving dish or fruit bowl, 3-bowl set, large planter pot

catch-up in photos #2

4/19/12 - linden terrace, fort tryon park. on a walk with a friend on a saturday afternoon.

catch-up in photos #1

3/4/12 - close-up of drums and other instruments at the music inn in new york city's west village
 My father passed away a week after my last post. We are undergoing a gut renovation of most of the first floor of our new home. I continue to teach my weekly pottery class and I'm just beginning to feel the desire to put my hands in clay again. I'm working on a 2-piece birdbath for our backyard. Most of my ideas for making ceramic pieces these days are related to our home and gardening.
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