I heard from my friend whose family the Alex project is for that she was obsessively checking my blog to see the progress on the dolls, so I had to post the picture of this newest one before the sun set. He is almost done, but I couldn't beat the sun today (no fair though--the sun had an hour head start today with "fall back"). Here you are, Tracey!
And here is my pottery piece. He was supposed to be a vase (I loved the idea of this mustache man with daisies blooming out of his head), but alas I am not an expert "wedger" and there is a small crack on the bottom of him so now he can't really hold water. That is okay. Instead of a vase he is now a whisk holder, which I like because the whisky part of the whisk looks like some sort of flying mechanism which is sort of hilarious to me. I really enjoy my pottery class, but I have to say, I don't have the knack for it that I wished upon myself. I am not the boss of the clay. The glazing I like, because I have control over it while I am painting it, and yet everything changes once it goes into that magical, fiery cylinder (kiln), and the surprises are usually nice and welcome. Also, I really like the people who chose to take adult education classes at the art center in Bloomington. They are all so interesting and I find their conversations more entertaining then even This American Life on NPR which is my favorite.
Speaking of America.
Tomorrow is the day.
O B A M A.