Wednesday, December 24, 2008

This angel figure, created by a very talented Polish clay sculptor,
Margaret Wozniak, was created in 2000. Around the figure's
robe are little sketches that evoke the artist's adopted home,
New York City-a yellow cab, various buildings, including the
twin towers.

As I take it out each year, I reflect back to a more innocent time.
She traded it for one of my large salad bowls, at a craft sale held
at a studio a couple of blocks away from the World Trade Center.

We have just ended eight years of very dark times in our nation.

Let us all look forward to the coming year and those to follow, with raised hopes ushered in by
positive changes!

Friday, December 19, 2008

I've come to think that the annual requisite potter's
"home sale" has become a way of putting it all out there
to see what I've done over the past year, and hopefully point
to a direction for the coming year as well.

I scheduled it for only one day, and was nervous about
the economic climate, but in the end, I sold more than
last year, and had a lot of first time visitors.