Wednesday, February 04, 2009

February Thaw

Up until yesterday, we were enjoying a slight thaw - the sidewalks were clear of ice and walking between subway and destination was pleasantly cold without the hunched over, oh-my-god-it's-cold quick trot that has marked this winter (a REAL winter at last!). I am not complaining, just realizing that I had a moment of "oh, the sun feels nice" last week, which is the absolute best feeling (as opposed to "oh, why is it 70F/20C degrees in the middle of winter?").

The thaw is over, however. Yesterday we had snow all day and today everything is gorgeous, draped in a layer of white. The cold has returned with a vengeance. Frankly, I'm enjoying my wee self this year.

We are lucky enough to have a warm home in which to take refuge from the cold. Over the weekend, the amaryllis that our friend gave us as a holiday gift bloomed. A strong dose of colour in this minimalist time of year.

Just lovely.  

And I thought I would use this as an excuse to share some pictures of some ceramic work that I have been making at our Monday class at Greenwich House Pottery.  The class also is just lovely - it is three homeschooling families, parents and children, working on various projects with a really amazing teacher named Stacy.  This fall, I tried working with porcelain, which lives up to its reputation as being somewhat like working with cream cheese.  But, is it beautiful or what?

This was my attempt at making a plate without a form.  I have to admit, I like the objects that look a little off-kilter best, which is probably a good thing since my control over the cream cheese isn't always what it might be.

Can you see the crochet influence?


bluebird of paradise said...

I love blue and white pottery. it looks very poor Amyrilis was shell shocked, it only bloomed for a day. not nearly as spectacular as this one.

Patti Blaine said...

Robyn, I love it!! And take my winter. Please?