Thursday, August 22, 2013

Latest creations...

I think I got slightly better at making thinner walls on bowls this summer. 

I managed a garlic holder with a lid:-)
A double glaze 'khulhad' for chai...

 Spiralling design...

 A made two mugs!

 White bowls for fresh cherries...

(Images by Arch)

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

365 days in the United States of America.

Today we complete a year in this country.
Words. Many.
Four Seasons in that order: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer.
Maple, Oak, Crabapple, Black Ash, Acorns, Birch.
Bunnies, Squirrels, Chipmunks, Deer.
Leaves. Leaves, Leaves.
Cartons, 40' Container, Furniture, House, Home.
Apple Cider, Pumpkins, Candy Corns, Costumes, Squash, Turkey.
Halloween, Thanksgiving.
State Fairs, Garage Sales, Thrift Stores, Antiques.
Cheese Curds, Choco Chip Cookies, Hot dogs, Food on a stick.
Stop, Right of way, Merge, Freeway, Left hand Drive.
Gallons, Pounds, Ounces.
Coupons, Coupons. Coupons.
Kale, Chard, Collards, Cilantro.
Duvet, Sham, Comforter, Twin, King, Queen.
Blue Jay, Chickadee, Robins, Ravens, Cardinals.
Snow, Sleet, Wintery Mix, Frost.
Skid, Slip, Glide, Slide, Hydroplaning.
Snowmen, Sledging, Snow-pants, Mittens, Fleece, Down, Boots.
Pine, Spruce, Cedar.
Christmas: Fairy lights, Wreath, Reindeers, Carols, Egg Nog.
Snow, Snow, Snow.
Home Depot, DIY.
Road trips, Day trips.
Sonic, Subway, Wendy's, DQ, McDonalds.
Lunds & Byerly's, Cub, Walgreens, CVS.
Frozen Rotis, Samosa, Tikkis, Naans.
Golden Temple Atta, Swad, Nirav, Deep.
Blossoms: Cherry, Apple, Apricot.
Pink, White, Cream, Yellow, Green.
Summer Camps, Sleep overs, Playdates.
Farmer's Markets, Barbecues, Block Parties, Neighbourhood Parties, Picnics.
Pottery: Clay, Wheel, Glaze, Firing, Kiln.
Super Bowl, Base ball, Soccer.
Series, Seasons, Episodes.
Lakes, Lakes, Lakes.
Biking, Walking, Running.
Ikea, Pottery Barn, Anthropologie, Amazon.
Lilacs, Hydrangea, Peonies, Begonias, Lilies.
Georgia, Florida, California.
Stillwater, North Shores, Duluth.
Lake Superior, Lake Harriet, Lake Calhoun.
World, US, India.
Caucasians, Hispanics, African Americans, Asians, Indians.
Obama, DOMA, Nirbhaya, Boston Marathon, Zimmerman, Prince George, Telangana.
Saavn, NPR, KS95.
Skype, Facebook.
31July, 2012-31July, 2013.
A Lifetime.
365 Days. Words. Many...

Images many: Minnesota: A new chapter.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Pottery progress...

At the end of my Spring session of pottery lessons, I came home with a few small pieces which were fired proof of my elementary accomplishment in this beautiful creative craft.

Lots of imperfections, but loved creating each and every piece.
 A tiny planter for my jade plant.

 My first plate with a blue glaze.
 A crazy glaze on my first cup.

A not so perfect wall was turned into a pout bowl;-)

(Images by Arch)

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Spring poetry...

The season that makes you whisper to yourself...
Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair...  ~Susan Polis Shutz
 The weeping willow...

Dandelions galore...

 Super saturated green everywhere...

 Crabapple Blossoms...

These so remind me of honeysuckle back home. Does anyone know the name of this pink flower?
Our backyard is coming to life with these stunning flowers, the Lilac.

 The fragrance is delightful.
 I stopped for a while below the Crabapple tree to take in the beauty of the fallen petals.
 ...brought a few sprigs of the season indoors.
(Images by Arch)

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Keep Calm and Throw Clay.

That's what I have been doing for the last few weeks.
I have been taking pottery classes and thought of doing a photo shoot with some of my amateur creations.
 A tiny beaker.

A bowl.

I am just a very happy person today.
When you do the glaze you just say a little prayer and hope it will turn out the way you expect it to be.
This one has just surprised me!
These ones are from my first class. Will try and share more as I get better:-)

( Images by Arch)

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Muir Woods National Monument, California.

We visited Muir Woods during our California trip. A lovely 12 miles drive from San Francisco.

Enveloped in a green blanket of the majestic Coastal Redwood trees, we walked into it's enchanting world. A meditative world.

A visual post this one.

(Images by Arch)