In a couple of days (2 more sleeps!) we’ll be in Cuba…..i can hardly stop myself from doing a happy dance all over the place!!! It’s been a long, hard and cold winter here on Cape Breton Island and i for one have had more than enough! I’ve never been a big fan of winter, i merely tolerate it! So as the lists gets dealt with, the organization of packing gets under way, i thought i’d do a quick post on what’s been going on around here!
I’m back in the old mudroom! Last week i headed back into the lovely comfortable world of clay! I haven’t missed it to tell the truth, but am also ready to get going again with that rhythm of throwing, trimming, handling etc! I wanted to get an order for 90 Ugly Mugs completed before i headed south, and i managed just fine! They will be ready to be glazed on our return.
When i saw this shot of me trimming i was amazed to see the resemblance between my hands and my fathers! My Dad used to work with a butcher in Edinburgh and my sister and i often remarked that he was in the right profession cos his fingers looked like sausages…and then we’d laugh of course! So it was a bit disturbing to see my ‘sausage’ like fingers! but i have to say i love the connection between my working hands and the working hands of my old Dad….brought back some wonderful memories!
My latest abstract image came from the following photograph i took of the tulips that gave me so much…all for $6.00!
Here are 4-5 images as i painted it.
It’ll probably be a little while before i get some concentrated time painting once i’m back into the mudroom. But i’ve got a wonderful little travel kit with pastels, paper, watercolours, etc., and plan to spend some time painting on location, under the amazing blue skies of Cuba!