Updates and seasons

Spring will soon be sprung! We hope. Winter here has been odd. There was a warm week in February, but march has been cold. Both months have dumped snow on us. It reached a point where I couldn’t shovel out anymore and had to call someone to plow. This was a letdown for me. I had been able to shovel or depend on the kindness of neighbors. This year there was too much. Nice young man came in and did it same day without breaking the bank. Though it was an expense I had been trying to avoid. Looks like another expense, buying a snowblower, will have to be faced this year. Didn’t want it, but my driveway has to be cleared when the snow is over a foot. I did manage to plow through with my car, but I won’t get that lucky twice. Now things are melting, Snow is falling off the roof with a bang! I bought heating oil, of course a strain on the budget but I managed. And the Republicans want me to pay more for insurance because a black man put together a beginning solution that helped my fellow artists and my daughter and parents of other young adults have some kind of insurance. My rant.

So since spring is here, Mug season is also here. Our group sells mugs at coffee shops to help local schools and let people know we are out here. I manged to produce enough mugs to participate and they survived the firing. The weather and colds, flu and general blah feelings, along with financial tightness,slowed me down but I did it! This isn’t the most productive time of year for many of us but, we did it and now are doing more. I will be putting my Etsy back up soon. ┬áIt’s been a drag for the beginning of the year, now to pick up and get things done! Some pictures for your perusal.

Mugs for the mug sale and my attempt at making vessels with lids that fit.

Brief Reveiw

A little update of things I have been doing. I am in the Fired Up show at the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell, Maine, excited. It is a juried show and I was accepted!

latest version of a Dreamer.

latest version of a Dreamer.

I finished doing a seconds sale to help the Hallowell library. If you are an artist in need of some cash seriously consider a seconds or clearance sale. If it is tied to a fundraiser and a percentage is donated that helps even more. Yes, I did well and the library did well. It was fun and I now have room and incentive to make more pottery. If it is collecting dust and hasn’t sold in years, time to go!

one of the platters at the seconds sale

one of the platters at the seconds sale