[Clayart] What are you doing?

dannon at ccrtc.com dannon at ccrtc.com
Tue Jan 11 20:35:44 UTC 2022

I generally take a break from the clay studio after Christmas, for a
week or three. I've set an easel up in the western most window I've
got, and am working on some small landscapes.  I draw a lot, mostly
portraits, and haven't really painted in some time. And - never a
landscape, in any medium.  So - an adventure of a different kind.  Don't 
know why
I've never painted any, but in fact I have not. Some water-clean up
oils have expanded my winter alternatives, and I'm having a busy-but-
different time.  Very challenging, in fact. Good to get off on a 
track, physical and mental. I like trying new things, feels good.

best of New Years to all -

Dannon Rhudy

On 2022-01-10 11:29 am, Ray Bogle wrote:
> For me, 2021 had plenty of clay activities with normal classes and
> plenty of raku\pitfire workshops.....these were a welcome distraction
> from all the chaos we're living with.  I enjoyed my 1st visit to the
> farm....was great to be around all the clay folks and just have a time
> to relax.
> My new hobby is astrophotography.....so, while the kiln is heating up
> during the night I can relax and gaze at the stars! It's been quite a
> learning curve, but, I now know my way around the night sky. Here's a
> link to some of my recent images (should be viewable with or without a
> FB account):
> https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10159890319294309&type=3
> Ray
> On 1/9/22 8:50 AM, mel jacobson wrote:
>> `Good skill` with your new commission work snail.
>> and yes, skill always trumps "luck".
>> Now, what are some of "you folks" out there doing???
>> I want to hear from many of you that are back on clayart.
>> How is your life, work, projects, family????? I smiled when
>> I saw Mae Spencer joined clayart this morning. She was at
>> Pigeon Lake with us wayyyyy back in the mid 70's. I bet she is
>> over 50 years old by now...no, no...gotta think about that.
>> Lots of other bright lights show up in the "just joined", and I
>> must approve or reject them.
>> I basically live alone now at the "farm".  Since the pottery froze 
>> solid
>> I am doing a great deal of upgrading in my house. It was -24 the other 
>> day
>> and I could see window air leaking so, bought new "window treatment".  
>> They
>> are a sorta fabric paper that self stick to the casing. you cut the 
>> entire
>> unit with a jig and knife. (had to use 3 tiny screws, the glue did not 
>> stick
>> to the natural wood casing. They fit with about a -1/4 inch gap. about 
>> 80% perfect.
>> and no drafts.
>> My neighbor rod made a huge built in table that joins my work table. 
>> Nice.
>> 5 kinds of wood, all glued up and varnished. "All re-purposed".  And, 
>> all new
>> lighting.  That is my new small painting area, drawing, idea center.  
>> It will
>> double as a great feeding center when we have Hay Creek. It will seat 
>> 8 men
>> for breakfast. (Women all live together at my daughter's 5 bedroom 
>> house, also
>> home made.  I have always made living space for women that is totally 
>> private
>> and it allows them to sit around in the morning in their jammies 
>> eating and
>> drinking 5 pots of coffee, tea, and eating fruit and grain.
>> it is funny how they sneak over and sit around my house, and 
>> say..."Mel, will you make
>> me eggs, bacon, hash browns and white bread toast??? slathered with 
>> grape jelly. "OK"
>> Private space is only on the south end.  Gotta be careful or we 
>> hear..."Who pee'd off
>> the deck during the night.....????? (we all did.)
>> I have said many times..."Hay Creek is the safest place for women in 
>> the United States."
>> Men too.
>> Love to all, Mel
>> Hay Creek camp is older than Clayart. I do keep things going forward.
>> It is called commitment. Pigeon Lake camp has been sold. Auctioned 
>> off.
>> Who needs outdoor biology. ???? ichthyology, ??? just look science up 
>> on
>> google.   All the buildings were hand made by the Industrial art 
>> students
>> at Stout UofWisc. Kids got 5 credits and pay to build the camp over 
>> thirty
>> years.  Bronze screens..ever seen it.?
>> website: www.melpots.com
>> www.melpots.com/CLAYART.HTML

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