Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Boogie in the Barnyard! Happy New Year To Everyone!

Happy New Year!  Hope everyone welcomes the 2009 New Year with a little boogie this evening.  Whether it is the farm yard boogie or a city boogie or a beach boogie or a plain 'ole boogie boogie.  
We have decided to stay in this evening and get lost watching Lost.  So, we will be doing an unusual type of boogie tonight, on and off the island.  We are all set for a Lost marathon thanks to Netflix.

Monday, December 29, 2008

British Museum Visit : Part II

I went through the British Museum looking through the eye of the camera.  Bruce walked through looking and reading.  At the end of the day I wondered what that would of been liked to have just relaxed, looked, and read, but then if I did that we wouldn't be looking at all of these great pots now.  When we walked through this museum we were in awe at what wonderful objects have been made throughout time.  We didn't make the time to take notes to identify any of the pieces as there was so much to see and so little time.  Disturbing to think of what wonderful objects have been lost to us through fires, wars, vandalism, everyday use, etc.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Happy Holidays! From Richmond, Virginia

We spent the holidays in Richmond.  We visited downtown Richmond where they have many snowy reindeer hanging out on the green lawn.  At night they all are shining with white lights.  We had a good time visiting and relaxing with family there.  I worked on a 1000 piece puzzle and Bruce read ceramic books.  The giant nutcracker was on display in the lobby of the Omni Hotel.

Richmond's clock tower.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

British Museum Visit : Part I

Back in 2005 Bruce and I visited London for around 12 days.  I took my camera and shot hundreds of pictures. We thought we would share some of them with you.  We had a great time there and really enjoyed ourselves in the city visiting all of the museums.  It was a lot of fun looking at all of the amazing artifacts and art together.    Our favorite museum was the British Museum.    I think we spent around 4 days working our way through the various rooms. We highlighted the rooms on our map as we left them so we would know where we had been.  We were focused and on a mission.  

I have always liked shoes.  I find the variety and variations of shoes over history intriguing.  These two images are scent bottles.  Looking at objects this old is very humbling.  Somewhere in our images I have a picture of a stone hand axe tool that is 350,000 years old.  Wow.  It is hard to fathom.  

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Horton Hears A Who: Bulldog's movie pick

We have been lucky this week and have watched another movie that we recommend.  This is a great movie and very entertaining.  It has good visuals for all of those Dr. Suess fans, which we are.   The people that worked on this film definitely had a good time creating it.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Electric Apricot

Bruce and I are netflix fans.  A movie in the evening helps us relax and wind down.  We have not been able to watch many movies during the past semester because of studio deadlines and other stuff going on.  Well we are finally back to watching movies.  This week we watched Electric Apricot Quest for Festeroo.  Pretty darn funny and a must watch if you like mockumentaries and have a soft spot for jam bands like the Grateful Dead and Phish.  Their hit song is Are you going to Burning Man.  

Monday, December 15, 2008


Bruce and I have had the dreaded cold this past week.  I think he is getting a little better and I am hoping to get better soon.  I am a few days behind him.  We have been drinking lots of juices, drinking ginger tea, sucking on cough drops....anything to try to nurse this thing to make ourselves better as fast as we can.  We are working a bit in the studio, but mostly moaning, groaning, whimpering, complaining about our sinuses and head.  It has been awhile since we have been sick like this.  Thank goodness it does not happen all that often.  We suspect it was a blog vectored virus, as we contracted it shortly after reading Sawdust and Dirt, Dec. 10.  

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Greenhill Art Center: Winter Show

We were invited to send some of our work to the Greenhill Art Center for their Winter Art Show.  We joined 100 other artists in their gallery, which is located across from the Greensboro Center City Park on North Davie Street.  The show will be on exhibit through December 31, 2008.  These works are for sale and it appears (from looking at the calendar on their website) that there is early Winter Show pickup on the 22nd and 23rd for people wanting to give the artwork as X-mas gifts.  Here are the pieces that Bruce and I have on display there.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Bulldog Pottery Studio

We have plenty of wonderful pieces in our shop.  Please come by and see us.  We are open our regular hours.  Tuesday through Saturday 10:00-5:00, and mostly likely the same on Sunday and Monday from 10:00-5:00.  Give us a call if making a special trip here.  (540-320-8798) There are kiln openings happening this weekend here in Seagrove.  A few of them that I know of -- are Jugtown Pottery, David Stuempfle Pottery, and Daniel Johnston.  There may be more.  A good place to check out of other Seagrove Potters is the Seagrove Associations website, Discover Seagrove

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Carolina Designer Craftsmen

The above image is what we showed in our booth.  

Here are some general images of the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Fine Art show that took place this past weekend.  We had a great time meeting the artists there.