Friday, April 11, 2008

Artsy Fartsy Friday #2

It's Friday!!! And it's snowing! Sasha has been hiding in blankets all day. Last night she snuggled up beside Mom on the couch in Mom's favorite blanket and shivered all night. I wouldn't care, except that was where I snuggle up in the evenings! Mom and Dad weighed Sasha before her haircut to see how much weight the fur was and now they can't find the scale to do the after haircut weight. Hopefully, I'll have that info for you on Monday.
Okay, now onto the fun stuff. Remember this:













There were some good guesses, but it doesn't rhyme with "witch" and it isn't Mitch. Here's what it looks like finished:














It's Kitchen! One of my favorite rooms in the house. Mom wants to find a frame for it and then put it up on the fridge for when our house is for sale so people know that is the kitchen. For some reason she thinks that's funny. Dad and I agree that Mom's sense of humor is a little off.

I told you I was going to show you pottery so here it is. This is Big Blue. Mom made him (yes, it's a "him" - don't ask why, she's just always called it a him) in college in one of her advanced ceramics classes. He was her first 50 pound pot. He doesn't actually weigh 50 pounds, she just used 50 pounds of clay to make him. Mom and Dad added the other stuff to him to make him look even prettier.


Here's a closer up picture. The bottom part is thrown on the wheel. Mom said that sucked and it was only about 10 pounds of clay. She says her short stubby fingers can only handle about 2 pounds. The rest of it is coils of clay. The middle part she smoothed the inside so you could see the coils, then she smoothed both the inside and the outside for the next section and then up at the top she smoothed only the outside so you could see the coils on the lip. Then Mom (with the help of like 5 other people) raku fired him. She said she wanted to fire him in a way that the coild would show up really well and she got the affect she was looking for. Good thing ebcause it was a lot of work to raku fire soemthing that big. Mom is very protective of Big Blue and freaks out if it looks like he's in danger. She says she would never sell him either. She's too attached to him and put too much work into him.
I hope you enjoyed this Artsy Fartsy Friday. Have a great weekend everybody!! I'll start deciding what I'm going to share with you next weekend. Probably the tiger because that's another of Mom's most favorite. That one kind of has a special meaning story behind it, too.

12 comments:

Peanut said...

Tigers? Mom loves tiger. She likes Big Blue. He's very pretty.

Love
Flash

Lorenza said...

Hi, Kaos!
Kitchen!!! that was easy... but not for me!
Big Blue is beautiful... or handsome?
Sure you mom put a lot of work on him.
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Maggie & Mitch said...

We love Big Blue! What a pretty flower arrangement! Mom says that she always wanted to learn how to do pottery! It always looked like fun playing with that clay/mud. We think maybe she could be right!
We love the kitchen cross stitch too! Your mom is very talented, Kaos!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Moco said...

What nice artsy fartsy items. Very talented.

The Army of Four said...

KITCHEN! Ha roo roo roo! I've gotta tell Ammy about that; she'll love it!
Play bows,
Zim

BenTheRotti said...

Your Mum is funny.. and VERY talented. Mum once tried her hand on a potters wheel.. lets just say you would have howled at the results!!

Looking forward to next friday now :)

Ben xxx

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Oh, Kitchen..we didnt get it right :P

Love
Boy n Baby

The Zoo Crew said...

haaaaa.....kitchen!! wasn't guessing that!

and love the pottery :)

Petra said...

Motch LOVES Big Blue! Loves it, I say! If it were hers, she knows right where she'd put it in my house.

Gus and Louie said...

That's a beautiful pot. Your mom is so talented..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Huskee Boy said...

Ah-ha! So it was 'Kitchen'.. I never would've guess it!! My mom loves Big Blue.. she likes flowers but isn't too good with arranging them.

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh.. itch is in the middle of kitchen.. that's interesting. hee

~ Girl girl