Thanks for popping in. Loved watching Leonie work her magic with these wonderful new round and open stencils. That’s why they‘re called CIRCUS, you know. Circus is Latin for ring, circle. And when you look at these fantastical ring stencils, the words Happy and Circus certainly spring to mind – without acrobats and clowns!
Then there were those cheeky stamps! How cool they are! So very Leonie! Very popular too…..
Now those Grey board sets are pretty special, too. I want to try them out. I haven’t done a lot with grey board, but I like the look of these….
Yes. Thank you so much for watching and supporting Leonie. She works so hard, that woman. Her enthusiasm is infectious.
I’m getting very excited about potterpotterpottery tomorrow! Woohoo! It’s a Saturday off – and it’s RAKU! I have made several little pots to fire up tomorrow, so I will show you how they turn out tomorrow evening.
I went the other day, but wasn‘t in the right frame of mind. I had woken up anxious that day, and just couldn‘t shake it. I guess we have days like that from time to time, don’t we? Well, I do! But Eunice the teacher just nudged me gently, plopped a lump of clay in front of me, and just said “Make a pair of birds.” So I did.
Here’s how you make birds out of clay. Brace yourself…
And guess what?! Within half an hour I was fine. The cloud had lifted, the little birds were sitting on the ready-to-be-fired-shelf, and I was content with the world again.
THAT, my friends, is the power of art, of craft, of getting out of your head and getting with your hands. it works every time. You just have to let go of the rubbish in your head, and focus on what you are doing with your hands. Those two little birds saved the day – they really did.
What was I anxious about? No idea now. Which is another lesson actually. If I can’t remember now what it was that was causing me so much anguish then, it can’t have been that crucual, eh!
Oh! And one more little Pottery newsflash.. the fat friend! The tall skinny vase’s mate! Remember him?
I blimming love it. I cannot tell you how rewarding and fulfilling pottery is for this old bird. Oi !! Less of the old, Gray !!!!
But now I must crackle on and do a bit more work.
Love and hugs,