Friday, 2 September 2011

an odd week, and a picture for Gary!

Thought you'd like this, Mr Rith !!! We saw it in the Tattoo shop run by a friend of The Carpenter.

This has been an odd week, starting so well on the Bank Holiday, and I'm full of ideas...and inertia.
Good news though, eyes tested on Wednesday, and my long sighted side is static and the shortsighted side has only deteriorated just enough to need new glasses and less than expected. Which means I'll have new ones for clean and the present ones for the workshop!!

I turned the last platter of the batch, but it took me an hour to start the design...


Then there were over a dozen small boxes to finish. One has a dragon...I still prefer these on pots rather than without.
I tried a change of scene this morning, weeded the second half of the brassicas, hoed and fed them too. The runner beans are coming on better now, with today's sun and hopefully rain tomorrow there could be a lot more ready to pick.
Luckily I noticed a pigeon flying away from the bottom end of the allotment, which means one thing at this time of year....
The Elderberries are ready!
This is the end of the latest batch of work, I think I have enough small pots to fit around the bigger bowls and plates to fill a bisque kiln.
Tidy workshop , unpack the last bisque, pack the kiln and start glaze mixing next!

I'm itching to go walking again, I'm feeling stretched thin . I haven't got into the Xmas Showcases in Aberystwyth, so I need to walk and think and plan again!

9 comments:

Chris said...

I love that fish design on the platter.

Please post a pic when it's glazed.

Jo said...

Looking forward to some autumnal photos from your walks :)

Dan Finnegan said...

m-m-m-m... elderberry cordial...

Michèle Hastings said...

yep... that's a gary sort of fish tank! beautiful platter.

CATHERINE DANIEL said...

Loving the fishy plate! Wish I had a mountain to climb when I'm 'stretched a bit thin'. Norfolk is very FLAT and it makes me feel very flat. I envy you your mountain.

Zhoen said...

Have you seen the Paul Kidby illustration of swamp dragons?



http://www.paulkidby.net/GalleryPop4.html

red dirt girl said...

:)

xxx

gz said...

Z, I hadn't seen that...but I do read Terry Pratchett books and love those covers! These little fellows have been about my workshop longer than that, mind you!!

Hawthorn said...

Your fish covered platter looks lovely, I look forward to seeing again once glazed :)
I know what you mean about walking and clearing the head x