Mugs done in slip. Looking painterly I hope!

Mugs done in slip. Looking painterly I hope!

It’s done.  Work is out of the kiln.  There are no other options now.  No more time to create anything else.  Two out of the three teapots survived (one handle cracked, good enough for home use but not to pass along).  All of the mugs made it, and the platter looks kind of fun … What an exercise!  Now I just get to sort through it all and pick about a dozen pieces to actually use in the show, figure out how to hang the wall pieces with the system they have at the gallery, and pick mugs.  I know exactly where the work is going to go after this show (the #Ungallery in Picton loves color!), but I’m not sure if this is going to replace my blue & white.  It would be chaos vs snow & ice.  Maybe I’ll get people to vote at the show.

 

Note the great selection of studio rags in the background! Obviously not a picture for publication ...

Note the great selection of studio rags in the background! Obviously not a picture for publication …

I feel like I’ve made it through the first hurdle of a marthon.   I’ll have to set up my photo rig so that I can get some decent pictures before everything is packed up, and tonight I’m doing up labels, etc., for the show for our group (it’s that old adage that no job is complete until the paper work is done).  Then I’m going to sit down and indulge my newest addiction.

 

Can you guess what that might be?  No, it’s not alcohol, or chips (or even sex).  I have made a very tantalizing discovery.  Had to do some banking in Trenton today, and across from the bank in Trenton is a wonderful shop full of Dutch treats.  One of my favorite things is Dutch licorice.  I developed a taste for it as a kid, had a best friend who brought it to school and while the other kids were going “YUK” I was mowing it down.  BUT imagine if you had this lovely black Dutch licorice around a core of Dutch chocolate.  Would that not be amazing?  You bet it is!  Had some in the car on the way home and had to hide it from myself in the glove compartment.  It should be good and chilled (better than white wine) by the time I’m finished what I have to do for the show … when I will settle down on the couch with a good movie, a cup of Chai,and this very tasty treat.  I’m so glad I only bought one bag, and in spite of the fact that I wish you all the brightest and best of everything — thay I don’t have to share!   Could be a new addiction.    Also bought some macaroons hand dipped in dark chocolate, but we’re not going to talk about those …

 

Be well,

Susan