Friday, February 28, 2014

Alphabet of the Ordinary: J

                       the well worn softness
                       bespeaks a lengthy friendship
                       true blue through and through

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Alphabet of the Ordinary: H


                                                   a broad shouldered crowd
                                                   in a silent line waiting
                                                   for a perfect fit


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Alphabet of the Ordinary: G

                              containing what is
                              poured within clarity's walls
                              creating new views

Monday, February 24, 2014

Alphabet of the Ordinary: F

                                                         my feet reach for you
                                                         leaving horizontal rest
                                                         upstanding I rise

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Alphabet of the Ordinary: D

            kaleidoscopic dance
                                                               wet colors tumble and spin
                                                              (disco)vering dry


Friday, February 21, 2014

Alphabet of the Ordinary: C


                                                             time chiming on cue
                                                             heralding each new moment
                                                             choosing now to be

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Alphabet of the Ordinary: B


                            round the middle loops
                            buckled in for the day's ride
                            adventure awaits

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Alphabet of the Ordinary: A

A few months ago I heard about a photographer who takes pictures of the ‘ordinary’ in her life in an attempt to capture those very mundane moments and objects that illuminate the essence of a particular life in a particular time. A couple of Sundays ago, an alphabet of ordinary items found in my home started to whisper their way into being. I have long been enamored of the alphabet--perhaps because I teach young children, perhaps because words have been central to my journey, and to me, letters are building blocks--seeds for expression and connection. And so, each day for the next 26, I will listen for the whisperings of these objects I take for granted within these walls to hear what they have to say about my life. 

crocheted long ago
an embrace across the years
Grandma's warmth lives on

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Coming Attractions

Here is a preview of the pieces that I am working to upload to my etsy site. The poppy bowl was featured before the final firing in the entry before this one. The colors are so much more vibrant! The etsy site will feature additional photographs of each piece, as well as measurements and additional information.