Thursday, May 31, 2012

Things that go bump.....

This fall Vision Gallery is doing something a little different than usual.  Instead of having a Dia de los Muertos exhibit, the subject will be "Things that go bump in the night".  

So I thought I'd try my hand at something new to me:  handbuilt sculpture.  

When I was a child I was terrified of the critters under my bed.  So this is my version of that feeling in the greenware stage.  My buddy Steve made the big hand for me, and I did the little hand.  I've also made a ceramic rag rug to put under the bed, and I'm thinking of putting googly eyes in the cracks under the bed. Does anyone have a source for googly eyes that light up?  That would be even creepier, I think.  


Friday, May 25, 2012

And more luminarias!

My husband bought me a new camera for Mother's day:  so I thought I'd test it on the new batch of luminarias I'm making.  My buddy Bobbie has an event in the fall that calls for something "witchy" so I'm making spider web luminarias. Complete with spiders.  The photo came out pretty clear, I thought.  Now to glaze and fire.  

I'll post a picture when they're all done. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Got 'em back

Got the wizards back to the gallery yesterday, completed!  Yay!  Most stayed together, and the colors turned out fantastic!

I think the kids will be really pleased with their accomplishments.


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Hatching a new idea

Went to the Farmer's Market at the Ferry Building  in San Francisco and saw so many cool displays of produce.  I've wanted to do a produce type painting forever, just don't have it quite down yet.  

How do I set it up, how do I not make it a grocery store ad:  get some "art" into it.  I'll figure it out eventually.... but these just look so cool to me.  There was even a mushroom vendor!