I've been gone from blogging far too long. When I stepped up to the plate last year and took over as English Cocker Spaniel Rescue Chairman, I knew I would be busy, but I wasn't thinking it would overtake my blogging time.
So very many things have occurred since I last blogged. Things with dad, doctor visits, therapy appointments, dogs needing saved, family concerns, and before I knew it, it was time for dad and I to head back to Phoenix for the winter.
Of course, that meant lots of packing and prepping. Closing the house in Indiana, opening up the house in Phoenix, unpacking, cleaning and of course, my dog grooming clients were all waiting for me to get back so I could 'fix' their dogs!!
Finally.....finally, things have slowed down a bit! Today we are having rain and that's the first time we've had rain since we got here two months ago!!
Today, the clouds are hanging low over the Superstition Mountains! And it's cold! I won't be surprised if there is snow on the Mountain tops when the clouds clear.
But the good thing about a day like this is that I don't feel like I have to be 'doing' something! I have no grooming jobs today and I'm all caught up with our Rescue Dogs and it's raining so I can't work in the yard. What better to do than blog I say!!!
I have so many pictures and stories to share with you, but it will take some catching up to accomplish that!! Where to start, where to start? Oh...I know.......
My baby brother came to have Thanksgiving with dad and I and stayed for about a week. While he was here, I managed to sneak away and attend a ceramic painting class here in our community, I had sooo much fun!
Our instructor in the back, 'throwing' a pot!
And here, the lady next to me paints her bowl with raku paints and glazes.
This is my project. I chose a horse, because I'm different!! The colored one in the back was already done and fired by the instructor. I thought I would use hers as a kind of guide.
Here is my project after being painted with the raku glazes. It's quite an interesting project because the piece comes out looking so differently after it has been fired! Wait til you see the finished product!!!
Are you waiting?
I am so excited by how it came out!!
Here it comes...........
Really different right!! I had no idea what to expect but I love it! I'm hoping there will be another class the next time my brother decides to visit!
I hope you enjoyed this blog post! I am so glad to have had time to sit down and share. I only hope I still have some followers out there that have not given up on me in my absence!
*Note to self.....make more time to blog and don't wait for a rainy day in Arizona to do it cuz they don't happen often!!