Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Art Center

The Art Center at Dumas, TX is a neat place. A very active group of art enthusiasts make sure the shows and educational opportunities abound. Here is the announcement for the Christmas Show/Sale. I won't make it for the opening but if I get down later I'll make a full report right here.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


I assume this pic was taken by OPSU grad Cobos Leon.
This is Katy; she is glazing her pot in the ceramics lab.

Thinking today about how thankful I am for Oklahoma Panhandle State University; that's OPSU. I always enjoy my time there; a time of creativity that replaces all other thoughts and cares. OPSU has just celebrated it's 100th birthday. But it didn't start out as OPSU; it has always been part of the OK state university system but only under several different names.
Right now I once again have access to the ceramics department, and continue on my series of masks. I need to get some pics of masks on this blog.

Friday, November 19, 2010

The Lacuna

I've decided that my new favorite author is Barbara Kingsolver. I recently read The Lacuna a story about a young man who mixes plaster for Diego Rivera as he paints one of his famous murals in Mexico City. The presence of Rivera and his wife Frida Kahlo figure strongly in the events of the story; a story of intrigue, politics, art, estrangement, friendship, fear & fame.

Diego Rivera's murals are so impressive; art of a short lived era in Mexico when public art and the common man were celebrated. I have wanted to visit Mexico City for many years, just to experience the colonial feel of the city & see the influence of the church. Some research is necessary to see how many of Rivera's murals are left for viewing; it would be a treat to see the real thing.
Shown: Man, Controller of the Universe by Diego Rivera

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Pheasant Run Studio

Wordless Wednesday for November 10 was a pic of the studio door on Pheasant Run. Every time I round the corner and see that door it makes me happy. I once again tried to grow a few pots of flowers for accent but the wind and heat of summer sure take a tole on them.

I wish the inside of the studio was ready for display but it still needs work before I'm ready to show it to the world.

By the way: This blog celebrated its first anniversary on November 10. I missed the day myself and had to go back and look it up. Now I'll have to count the number of entries in that first year.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Ceramics class at OPSU. Creativity and production abound.

Here is Hannah Sweet with a before and after of a hand built vase.

Great weed pot. I can just picture the cat tails in it.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010