Wednesday, 29 July 2015

I made - ta daaa.... A Dragon!

My first Dragon in about 3 years!!!  Essentially my style is still the same, but there have been a few changes.  Gone are the glossy, high shine glazes and instead a coloured slip.  The wings are a bit risky with some fiber added to the slip.  I'm not sure how this will turn out when fired, so fingers crossed!

On the Holistic blog, readers will note my adventures with wool.  However, I'm not the only one to be seduced by it's super soft wooly goodness.  Fae loves to help me, but doesn't like being disturbed <3>

Friday, 24 July 2015

Heading for the Studio.

I often like to take the scenic route to work!  It's so good working from home, although the day I took these pictures it was hot and the Studio heated up too quickly for prolonged work, whereas today the rain pattering on the windows will be a relaxing sound. 

My beans and courgettes are romping away and it looks like I will finally have my veg glut that I've been dreaming of.  The last few years have seen my efforts destroyed by slugs, but this year and in this particular raised bed, I've been extremely vigilant.  I can see it from the kitchen window and can almost hear the slugs and snails as they march towards my precious plants!
A few stray strawberries and a new acquilegia plant distract me from the overgrown lawn, oops!
The path to the Studio is clearer now I've cleared all the mint and it helps to have an all weather path!
Almost at the Studio now and my clematis has given me a constant display of gorgeous flowers :D
Today I have to make a choice of either finishing a dragon, or painting some wooden hearts!!!  I wonder which will win???