Sunday, May 18, 2008 birds...PROCESS birds are beginning to fly out of the mystery..........out of the kiln....into my hand, ready for glazes,'s really interesting to work this way... i feel like i have aligned with an energy through clear INTENT and the birds are just happening. I had a lump of clay where i was putting scraps while i worked and i looked down and it looked like a bird already...they were just flying out of the mystery into the literal, physical, clay. working everyday with the same intent, all these variations come to me... i create an opening, a doorway for Intent manifests this way in everything i create in my work is a place to witness that process of creation....

Thursday, May 15, 2008

ETSY Front Page today! TipToeing Tom Cat!

Wow. Made it to ESTY Front Page today. It was already a great day and then i checked my Esty site...hundreds of hits and bunches of new hearts! Tiptoeing Tom Cat is a right handsome puss!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Beauty Birds flying from the Mystery....

.........having such an interesting time with these birds....they are making themselves... i put my hand into the bag with the soft clay and pull out a lump of clay. i open up my hand and look at it already looks like a bird....i have to restrain myself from doing too much to it, letting the clay form itself....i am witnessing the power of INTENT... the creative force... following my heart to the Mystery, bringing back a new thing...a piece of Beauty...what a wonder!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

100 birds.....notes on the process

studio that i share with mother wren
54 birds......
.... 54 birds so far, it's tuesday morning..most are still wet clay....5 of the original 12 blew up in the kiln, i have bits and pieces....shall i replace them?... no, since the birds are evolving and i 'm numbering them in the order that i make them......last nite i fell asleep dreaming of some birds made from white porcelain clay with colors painted on, maybe underglazes? maybe colored slips... i saw a combination of drawing, painting and sculpture. with black ink like brush strokes with colors painted water colors on that white matte porcelain base. ....mother wren was in the studio this morning, her hours are long....her heart strong... she fussed at me today... i'll work in the house as much as possible...i like the way her taiL feathers stick up in back...

Sunday, May 4, 2008

100 birds

A little wren has made her nest inside my studio here in the mountains. There's a big gap in the board and batton siding where she can come and go. she's been so busy all day bringing worms, grasshoppers, all sorts of unidentifiable wiggling things to the nest that's like a little tunnel of leaves, twigs and moss up high on a shelf.

She has come to trust that she can come and go to her nest in spite of my intrusion. It helps if i don't turn and look at her, although that is really hard to resist. we've looked each other in the eye a good bit, she with her bug filled mouth.... and me with my hands in mud.

She's worked all day bringing bugs and facing challenges. i will not say she's worked hard; it's her joy. She follows her heart ....around the strange two legged challenge the nest..... I'm sneeking a peek from time to time, learning from her.

so i've started a new project. i'm calling it my 100 bird project. small birds, soft and round that fit in the palm of my hand, turning to look at me, or flying, or carrying small squigglings; all different. maybe i'll number them.

the first flock is in the kiln tonite. look for them at my etsy shop: