Sunday, September 30, 2012

Oh Sheep!

This time of year I'm pushing it to get things together for the Ky Wool Festival (coming up next weekend) and I sometimes have a post of what new things I'll be bringing to the festival. 

Not this post.

This is a "what I won't be bringing" kind of post.

I was finishing up shearing a few sheep tonight when Jack called me saying "I hope these pots here aren't the pots you were working on for the festival!"   I knew right away what he was talking about.  We have 2 lambs that I will turn loose in the morning and let them graze in the yard.  They don't cause problems (outside of today), and they stay in the yard.  Today however,  I sat these pots out in the shade because the pottery room had been so humid the pots weren't drying.  At the time, the two lambs were relaxing under the porch, so I didn't give this a lot of thought.  So much for not thinking!

oh was better than I anticipated.  Jack told me on the phone that EVERY pot was broken. (There were a lot of pots there, so 5 broken pots was a best case scenerio). 

I have been needing some mugs for the house so it will be a good opportunity to pull out that old "pottery repair" recipe and see if it still works and do some testing to see if the repairs hold up.    (And if it doesn't work, maybe I can treat myself to a new mug that is intact?)  

As far as the sheep go, it doesn't look like they ate any of the clay, but I am watching to be sure they don't have "pot" bellies!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

To follow up on the last post, this is where the images in the last post came from.

 They are simple, but when looking closer,  the delicate designs were just beautiful.
While we made these as a self awareness project for his "All About Me" book, they went along really well with his bible verse last week -
"I praise you, because I am fearfully and wonderfully made"
-Psalm 139:14

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Preschool Art

Last week Wyatt started homeschool (preschool)
I am sure it will be an adventure and so far it has been fun for the both of us, and we are both learning and exploring new things.
    The following pictures are an example of that.

I don't remember fingerpainting as a kid.
(It's possible that the product wasn't even around then)
But I am enjoying the beauty of what can happen when you give a little one paint and paper.
 I sat for the longest time just staring at the designs and how beautiful they came out on paper. 

 Some of these you can probably guess what they are, but I will post the full pictures in the next post.


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 2012