Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Out Like a Lamb

Here is the bride and groom, almost finished. I can almost count on someone buying it. The same can't be said of a lot of my things(sigh) Oh, well, I have fun making them.
This is the first March since 1878 that Minnesota hasn't had snow. The weatherman said that it will probably snow in April. Not pessimists in Minnesota, realists.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Weedy Sea Dragons

This is the BBC version of "Life". I wish the American version had David Attenborough's voice. I'm trying to think of a way to translate these beautiful creatures into clay. They are probably too thin and fragile.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Moon and Edward

Well I worked on something close to my heart today, Christopher Robin and Pooh. I only like the Shepard illustrations. Disney owns them, too, and they would be mad if I got caught infringing. I'm safe because I'm such a small fish.
In his autobiography Christopher Robin said he called himself Moon because he couldn't pronounce Milne. I'll call the piece Moon and Edward( Edward was Pooh's formal name)There are things I don't like about the piece, but that happens all the time.
Time to make another cake topper.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Six Cats

I've been having problems making things lately. I made the cats twice and made a couple of pieces that I'm not sure I want to list. Oh, well, it's happened before and I got through it. I finished The Little Prince and I'll probably put it on Etsy tomorrow.

Sunday, March 21, 2010


There was a Dark Eyed Junco trapped in the screened porch. I put gloves on and was attempting to catch the bird or scoot him out of the porch. Watson noticed and in no time had him in his mouth. I pried his mouth open and removed the poor bird. I'm hoping that since the bird went in headfirst, with his tailfeathers stuck between Watson's front teeth that no real harm was done. The bird flew away. Watson now knows the thrill of hunting. Look out chipmunks and bunnies.

Saturday, March 20, 2010


I'm making six cats for Nancy. Someone wants "The Little Prince". I think it's still in copyright, but what the hell.
Watson managed to entangle himself in this garden border thingy. He was bucking like a bronco trying to get it off. It made me laugh, so I had to take a picture. He actually seemed grateful when I took it off.
Tomorrow night the series, "Life" starts on the Discovery channel. I feel fortunate to live in a time when we can see incredible images of animals that would have been unheard of a hundred years ago.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

March 17

My Irish Terrier, Watson, wishes you a happy St. Patrick's Day

Monday, March 15, 2010

Ides of March

I made a platypus in boots fifteen years ago out of terra cotta. I gave it away when I left Orlando and just remembered it recently. Here is another one.
It's 60 degrees, the sky is blue and the birds are singing. The giant glacier in the middle of our cul-de-sac is almost melted. Every year this lulls me into thinking that we are in Spring. Every year we have more cold and snow. This year I won'tbe fooled.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


I was at a house yesterday that had interesting looking cats living there. I'd like to have visiting cats, but not permanent cats.
Here is Scaredy Cat and Catatonic. Catastrophe coming someday.
This is a funny advertising video with my nephew Adam, in it. He's the guy with the white hat.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Raining Cats and Dogs

Here is my cannibal ice cream cone. We're having a thunderstorm, but I've been fooled into thinking it was spring in March before. The snowpack is melting nicely. Watson was shocked at the thunder. He'd never heard it before. He came in my workroom, looking worried. I patted him and talked to him. I didn't want to make too big a deal about it. Some dogs and people get neurotic about thunder. I enjoy it and I want him to like it, too.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Hell On Wheels

I meant to see "Alice" today, but I got sidetracked.These are Hell on Wheels and a real Fungi. Tomorrow I will make an ice cream cone. I took a picture of this in Athens. I don't want to make it as creepy as this one, but I do like the cannibal aspect.
Rest in peace, Brad.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

ok go

I got a new computer today. Yay!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Tree of Life

Today has been a red letter day. I got to talk to my four best friends. It's a sad fact that it usually takes a death to make this happen. We laughed, we cried.
Once again I've had computer problems. Sad to say, I'm no good at fixing things. I can barely manage to work the things I need. I can't work my photo whatever cropping etc. program. Jim said that I should just buy a new computer with my Paypal profits. I think he's probably right. Do they make a one touch computer for computer illiterates? That would be right up my alley.
I can't put Tweedledee and Tweedledum on Etsy because they need to be cropped and lighted better.
Here is a picture of the "Tree of Life" sculpture that I came upon in the Great Salt Lake Desert when we lived there. In the middle of nowhere, it popped up on the horizon while I was driving in the way to Wendover, Nevada. What a surprise! Before I saw that, I was amazed that we were traveling the same path as the Donner party over a hundred years before. They struggled for weeks, enduring incredible hardships, while we were whizzing through the desert in an air conditioned car drinking cokes.
Big statues, big deserts ,old friends, memories, mortality- whatta day

Monday, March 1, 2010

The First of March

I started out this morning planning to make three pieces simultaneously but I became focused on this one, probably because it's the most fun.
I need to be more disciplined.
Metamorphosis is one of those stories you read in high school and never forget because it's so weird. Today I read that Kafka used the German word "vermin" for the main character, but you always think of him as a roach. He shows up in a lot of things, even the Simpsons.
It is above freezing today. I think I'll pretend that spring is here.