Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
This vase was an experiment in a different technique and it just didn't feel right to me after it was done. The inner layer of the clay shows the raku smoke color because it isn't glazed, the outer layer is glazed. Sometimes you wander down a road just because the view is nice but then you realize you are going in the wrong direction from where you want to be. So the vase, with some green stuff growing nearby, wound up being a Give-Away in a tree.
Next weekend I was surprised to see it was still there. Someone added more flowers and a snail shell (there are lots of them there).
This weekend it had evidently fallen out of the tree (a squirrel? wind? a little kid?) and someone had carefully picked up all the pieces and put them back in the hole in the tree -- a nice gesture. I took them out and threw them away because a new piece will go there next weekend. The people in my neighborhood who walk in this area very seldom take pieces away at first but gradually, after a few weeks, they do. That's fine with me because that's what Give-Away is all about.
These pictures are taken at the Turtle Pond on the UT campus and this little Sweater Child disappeared in one week.
Our Netflix for the weekend was Words and Pictures, we debated between 3 and 4 stars and finally decided on 3 because the story and plot was thin. But the acting was pretty good and we liked the fact that they accurately depicted what rheumatoid arthritis does to people. We'd liked to have given Juliette Binoche 5 stars alone for her painting, especially the large black-white piece. In case you didn't know, she did all her own painting for that movie - look for that clip on YouTube.