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Embrace Being Ordinary

Today is an ordinary day of the week in the middle of an ordinary month, in an ordinary season. Hopefully, it will be an ordinary year in my ordinary town in the middle of the nation. Some folks might interpret … Continue reading

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The Hoarfrost Appeared

Earlier this month fog shrouded much of Northeast Nebraska. The first time I noticed it was around 3:30 in the morning. At that time it was unremarkably light. The next time I looked out the window, at 5:00, visibility was … Continue reading

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Fake Roses …Floral Friday

Over the years, I’ve accumulated a variety of artificial roses. Some of them are stylized roses, others are dollar-store roses, and a few of them are extremely well-executed copies of roses. Today’s projects feature a few of the more interesting … Continue reading

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Musically Inspired …Floral Friday

I decided to play “Kosmos”, an old LP record by the late Isao Tomita yesterday. He released the album back in 1978 and is one of the first “import” records I ever purchased. It is one of a series of … Continue reading

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Some Bridges

The small, condemned bridge was unsafe for any sort of vehicular traffic but dad said people could walk across it if they watched out not to step into the gaps between some of the wooden planks. I carefully crept to … Continue reading

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Simple Stoneware …Floral Friday

A couple of the things I like about stoneware art pottery are┬áthat the artisans’ individuality shows through and that it inspires me to express my own individuality. The raw, sturdy nature of this type of pottery looks and feels honest. … Continue reading

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Rugged Stoneware …Floral Friday

I’m drawn to studio pottery that is constructed as rough, almost primitive stoneware. It has an earthiness that allows me to see and feel the weight, textures, and subtle colors. Most stoneware vessels can stand alone as art. They really … Continue reading

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