I'm starting to make my own ceramic glazes, now that I have my own kiln. And I needed space to store the glaze containers in my small home studio, located in what once was a kitchen on the 2nd floor of my home. I decided to renovate these old kitchen cupboards to be a glaze … Continue reading studio renovation 11.18.2021
It’s important that artists remind themselves what giving your creative output autonomy means.It means that you will never know all the people your work will matter to. You’ll never be able to measure it. You’ll never be able to witness it. You’ll maybe witness, if you’re lucky, some traces of what it means to people. … Continue reading art quote – Kladzyk 11.4 2021
I caught this year's land art exhibit at the Farley Center during its final days this year. This is the 5th year the Farley Center has hosted this exhibit, and this year it's called "Rooted in the Land: Land Art Exhibition." Twenty seven artists created outdoor, sustainable art installations, using only materials that safely decompose … Continue reading land art exhibit 10.21.2021
This year, I discontinued my membership to the local community ceramics studio and ordered my very own kiln! I bought an L&L e23-M3. It's got 5.5 cubic feet of space, almost 2 feet across, and a little less than 2 feet high on the inside. Not huge, but not teeny. I didn't want a kiln … Continue reading my own kiln! 9.23.2021
On the Edge by Dorianne Laux After your mother dies, you will learn to liveon the edge of life, to brace yourselflike she did, one hand on the dashboard,the other gripping your purse while you drivethrough the stop sign, shoulders tense,eyes clamped shut, waiting for the collisionthat doesn't come. You will learnto stay up all … Continue reading poem – Laux 9.9.2021
"It is we who give meaning to things, and on that basis create the world. We believe that we live in a fixed reality, a world in which culture is fluid and nature is rigid or in which the present is fluid and history rigid, but that is an illusion."Karl Ove Knausgaard, from a NYT … Continue reading art quote – Knausgaard 9.2.2021
Delusion Protects Illusion. Mixed media diptych on paper, each part 14x17.
I got my first ever tattoo earlier this month! I never had much of an urge to get a tattoo. Then, after my son Peter died in 2019, I thought a tattoo would be a good memorial to him. Another way to keep his memory alive. I felt like I had a reason to decorate … Continue reading first tattoo 7.29.2021