Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Someone said ribbett?



I'm sorry, I was lost in a daze of Miss Havisham's poetry. Yes, here's the toad, all dressed up with no particular place to go. Glazes are still somewhat of a mystery to me, but mystery is a good thing, especially if you're a rather unfocused and lazy person. (Frog shape, of course, based on the original drawing of Pasadena Adjacent.) For my next project, I may use my handprint to make a turkey. Ashtrays are rather unpopular these days.

And can I tell you what a trial doing the links above were, given the lack of focus and laziness? (tho our resident teacher's pet would never complain of such a thing.)

22 comments:

  1. Now I know what kinda characters hang out @ that "Creative Arts" place.

    Your frog legs look good, KB. Must've taken a lot of work. I hope it's edible. If a k9 will eat it then it must be good.

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  2. “Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.” EB white

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  3. I think your glazes are beautiful. I remember when you posted the naked froggie a few weeks ago.

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  4. It's beautiful! Lack of focus and laziness works for you!

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  5. Anon, you could have signed in as EB White.

    If you take the frog pattern and flip it you will have kissing frogs. What could be cuter except my California Quail I'm rushing to finish them up and get them into the kiln god cue. I'm still waiting on the lizards and am wracked with anxiety over it. Congratulations on your sweet frog. Glazing is hell.

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  6. You guys are so sweet. It's nice to find a hobby where ego doesn't intrude, doesn't intrude at all. everyone around is so much better, so I can just get lost for a few hours without measuring the result. But really, do visit Creative Arts in Sierra Madre if you get the chance and particularly ask to see Bob the Teacher's work. It's so lovely and precise. And what a great teacher. I go off in a corner to pound and press and smash. And when he sees an utter disaster, he'll visit to, oh so subtly, keep the work from imploding.

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  7. I knew this one looked different from the last - it's got skin on. Now that you've got ceramics down, time for those other classes ;)
    - thanks for answering my question - I think photo class & #&@#& HMLT class would be on my top few too & since you mentioned it, driving a horse-drawn cart, hmmmm, what a good idea.
    A page from a Kermit the Frog calendar had a caption: "Life is hard & then you croak. No frogs."

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  8. I took ceramics class once. Got lots of loop-sided bowls. This frog is way better.

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  9. I wish I'd thought of html class. Good idea. My website lies fallow. And speaking of fallow: gardening class.

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  12. I saw it in my gmail. Soooo curious now. You think you're sneaky!

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  13. Ah, there it is. But no...it won't link up. I shall wait.

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  17. i love ceramics! glazes confuse me too, tho...:-(! thanx for your comments on my last post! always exciting to check by the altadena hiker... chat soon sj

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