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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

I must give my Father credit for this photo since I was too distracted with holiday fun to try and get one of these myself.  This is a telephoto shot looking out the livingroom windows of my parents' house on Whidbey Island. It's missing the water from the bay and the Olympic Mountain Range but, believe me, the view is breath taking.  We frequently stand at the window and watch cloud formations, the sunset or the eagles riding the air currents or just perching at the top of their favorite tree surveying the landscape.  I wonder if they ever watch us watching them? 

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Ah, Merry Christmas

The festivities are winding down and all are happy and satiated.  There is that wonderful feeling of contentment and relaxation that happens as everyone sits and talks after Christmas dinner.  I always wish we could find this feeling more oftern during the year.  Maybe what makes it so special is its rarity.  Anyway, I'm not sure I'm in the mood to be so analytical.  I hope the day has been equally as fulfilling for all my friends and family.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Ready to Roll

All packed up and ready to head North. We're spending the next few days with family on Whidbey Island.  Cleaning the studio will have to wait for my return.  It's full of last minute projects and Christmas wrappings.  It's nice to have a door to close on the mess but I'll have to deal with it when I get home.
  No worries today.  We're off to play! 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

More Small Pleasures

Here are two more of the Small Pleasures pieces.  I decided to keep this series to just four.  I think they will look really cheerful all hanging together in the gallery.  I actually made the above scene twice.  In the first attempt, I made the tablecloth tip too sharply to one side and the vase and pear looked like they were sliding off the table.  This one works much better.  I really like the blue print for the tall vase, too.  I am calling this one The Last Pear.  The piece below is titled Plum Dandy.