2021 State Fair of Texas

This year, the Fair was held “in person.”  (Remember, last year it was drive-thru only.).  And, after looking over the pieces that I created in the past year, I selected six that fit their categories and entered them.  Five of them were selected for the Fair; I brought one home.  Then, after the jury process, my pieces each garnered a blue ribbon.  And one … miraculously … won Best of Show for Adult Ceramics.  Here they are!

I’m Baaaaaaaack …..

Just realized that it’s been more than a year since this blog/website has been updated.  I’m mortified but realize that time keeps plodding along and, if I don’t actually sit down and post something, the elves won’t do it for me.

And, actually, quite a bit has happened in the past year, including:

  • Started taking pottery classes at Brookhaven College.  Love the fact that they have cone 10 firings in reduction, soda and wood.   And there’s also a raku kiln.  The teacher and students inspire me.
  • Late October 2016, broke my right wrist again and was in a cast for approximately six weeks.  Darn … that slowed me down a little.
  • My granddaughter had her first child in February.  A boy who looks a lot like his father.
  • Installed new landscaping around the house but a hot summer wreaked havoc on some of them.  They just couldn’t take the heat.

So much more happened but these are the highlights. Hope to post some pictures in the next few days.

A River Runs Through It …

… my backyard, that is.   When we have a heavy rain the water puddles in the backyard and then overflows across the yard, across the driveway, down the driveway, and finally to the street.  Not about to complain, though, because the plants are so happy to have the rain water.