|Bud Vase, made by Samantha Henneke, 7.5" x 3", Bulldog Pottery, Seagrove, North Carolina|
Thursday, December 8, 2016
|Bud Vase, bu Samantha Henneke, Seagrove, North Carolina, Bulldog Pottery|
Reminiscent of a children's game where one child would hold a buttercup under their friend's chin to see if it reflected back yellow. If your chin did reflect yellow then it was said that you liked butter. It always felt good to win and have a yellow chin, though I was not a fan of butter as a child and I am still not unless it is the vehicle in which shrimp is cooked in or found in oyster stew.....
I found an article "Why Buttercups reflect yellow on chins", published in December 2011 by scientists at the University of Cambridge, why the buttercup has an unique ability to reflect yellow on chins.
Written in the article: "The researchers discovered that the buttercup petal’s unique bright and glossy appearance is the result of the interplay between its different layers. In particular, the strong yellow reflection responsible for the chin illumination is mainly due to the epidermal layer of the petal that reflects yellow light with an intensity that is comparable to glass."
|Flower, photograph by Samantha Henneke, Bulldog Pottery, Seagrove, North Carolina|
Sunday, December 4, 2016
|Bud Vase with double swell, olive speckle matte crystaline, Samantha Henneke, Bulldog Pottery, Seagrove, North Carolina|
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Thursday, December 1, 2016
|Calm a book by Dr. Arlene K. Unger|
On our recent excursion to Barnes and Noble we purchased this book "Calm", after flipping through its pages and connecting with one of the passages written on page 89, titled "Butterfly Mind". An inspiring visualization exercise to help us with multi-tasking. They suggest to try this visualization next time you are trying to multitask, or for me it would be when I have so many ideas and things I want to do that it is is hard to start or know where to begin.
The visualization begins... imagine many different butterflies all flying around and you have a net and want to capture one to take a closer look. You try to net one in flight, you swipe from one to the other unable to catch any because they are too quick and agile. Visualize focusing on one beautifully colorfully patterned butterfly resting on a flower, you block out all the others and gently put your net over this one butterfly, you can now take a closer look, admire it and then release it back into the sky.
This visualization resonated with me, and so this book came home with us and I am continuing to enjoy reading through the rest of the book.
We are preparing for our Holiday Open House coming up on December 10th and December 17th. A few other Seagrove Potteries are participating. We are looking forward to our "One more Hurrah" before the end of the year.
|Butterfly Tile, 4"x4", made by Samantha Henneke, Bulldog Pottery, Seagrove, North Carolina|