Ah, Spring

James and the Giant Peach
James and the Giant Peach

Or maybe the Giant James and the Peach. I narrowly escaped drool taking this photo.

Practicing my new bass guitar
Practicing my new bass guitar

I’m still working on my bass competency. I got this electric bass for my birthday. It is fretted, unlike my acoustic bass, so it’s easier to stay in tune.

Daniel and me in Calanan Park
Daniel and me in Calanan Park

This piece got into the inaugural “Off Center” ceramic competition at the Blue Line Gallery. The jurors were Bob Brady and Sandy Simon. It will be on display beginning April 15 through May something. As suggested by the juror of the last show I was in, I have made pedestals for these pieces.

Pedestal for Daniel Grunewald bust
Pedestal for Daniel Grunewald bust

Daniel loves birds and tells many stories about ravens. I thought it would be funny to have the raven tell stories about him.

Clayton and bust in Calanan Park
Clayton and bust in Calanan Park

This piece will be at the E Street Gallery for their annual “Capitol Clay Invitational.” I made a pedestal for this one, too.

Clay's pedestal
Clay’s pedestal

It illustrates a dissolution of identity.

Fundraising tokens for E Street
Fundraising tokens for E Street

I’m making some tokens for this year’s show to help raise money for the E Street Gallery. I’ve got three days to finish them! Yikes!

Kiln load
Kiln load

A lot of disparate items to fire together.

Dog Pair
Dog Pair

I’m donating these dogs to the E Street. Hopefully, someone will want them.

Dana and Dana bust
Dana and Dana bust
Dana Brown and his likeness in clay
Dana Brown and his likeness in clay

Dana came to see his bust in the park on Saturday, March 18. Later that day, some recorder players showed up for Play the Recorder Day. Here we are.

Play the Recorder Day
Play the Recorder Day

What else?

Still haven’t heard from the Crocker about the auction piece.

Fire hydrant bench outside the Nevada City Post Office
Fire hydrant bench outside the Nevada City Post Office

Jim assisted Mark Oldland and me installing a new bench at the Post Office. Everyone seems to love it. So far. I’ll be painting the side plugs burgundy this weekend. Mark fabricated it, but he still blames it on me.

Channeling Rothko
Channeling Rothko

I’m working on a yard art piece for a friend. Mirrors will be added.

Loves creatures
Loves creatures

You can tell a reasonable human being by the way they relate to non-humans.

Finally, he is working hard to be more self-sufficient. Message to all: Feed Yourself.

Just Eat It
Just Eat It

 

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