Wednesday, July 30, 2008

welcome to the gradge...

we call my studio the gradge... that is how you say and spell garage in my neck of the woods. i wanted to post a few pics so those of you who have not seen our space could peek at where we work. I am trying to come up with some new sculptural, textural things... was experimenting with some small tiles in a dark clay. And some soup bowls with great knob handles... great for chili or soup.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

See how my garden grew!

After an emotional and fun visit to my family and celebrate the life of my grandfather "Bapa" i returned home to a full garden and lonely kitties! Acer our black cat came running as soon as I pulled up. I think he was happy to see me! But not as much as Nesta who climbed into my lap and loved on me. Jasmin even moved from her pillow. I love that they can "take care of themselves" for a while. Thanks Mike and Jennifer for peeking in on them!

I was welcomed by rain, which we need desperately. So our garden was very happy. It was nice to be home, and nice to have been able to stay in TN with my husband. It was so good to see everyone... here's some pictures of our late july garden... see how it's grown. And a few of our recent harvests... Today I picked a pint of sweet olive and golden nugget cherry tomatos, two gorgeous zucs, about a pound of string beens, turnips, and two yellow onions... I can't wait to see what comes next...

by the fence, heirloom corn in the backyard, color

our beds in the front left, swiss chard and 1st acorn, habanero

And Miss Clover was glad to see her kitties... she immediately ran up to Nesta and put his entire head in her mouth. Here are a few pics of her and her buddies hanging out in the backyard enjoying the sun and playing!

paws paws paws!
It's good to be home, but it was even better to be able to spend time with my all of my favorite people and critters! Thanks for the tutorial manda! Love you all... g'night... me shell