Terrible lighting, gloomy day, too many samples to choose from, and I'm perfectly alright with these kinds of problems 😊💗 Hoping everyone out there can find some space in their days leading up to this hectic season(or just this hectic life) to pause, breathe, and find some peace within. I've been having a difficult time of it myself, it's been a devastating year for lots of dear friends and loved ones, but I'm working hard towards being present and joyful to better serve those I love.
One of these dishes is an actual standard salad plate...that's right folks, I'm a traitor to the craft. I bought some bisque to try out 😱. But hey! I'm a busy lady, and sometimes I just wanna paint. I'm still hand building, that's my first love, but the beginning of this school year has kicked me pretty hard in the tuchas. (Ahem, I bought some mugs too--that's for all the people who have required specific ounces, or just wanted BIGGER FASTER MORE than I'm able to produce right now ;) Anyway, off to dip in a final coat of glaze and then fire. Fingers crossed all goes well...
Made by a 6 year old out of shards I was glazing. She told me "I was looking around at all these masterpieces, and I thought 'what's so great about these masterpieces?! I can REALLY make a masterpiece!' So I did!" Said like a true artist.
I was bummed when this pinky broke off, but after reading Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, I see it in a completely different light. It will go on my own tree and remind of Lady Pole and her enchantment by the Gentleman with Thistledown Hair. It perfectly fits the era I feel in my bones when making these little hands, after all.