If I had an old fashioned television test card to put up on my blog, I would do so! It would be a sign that this blog is still active, but the blog owner is too busy to post at the moment! It is true that I am too busy. I have three or four urgent deadlines that are all demanding attention at the same time. These include such things as getting new work done for an exhibition that opens next weekend (two firings to go!!), wading through the annual accounts in time for the IRD deadline, writing something for a magazine, and the list goes on and on.
Of course there are lots of things I would like to talk about..., but most will have to wait, or be forgotten. So this will be mostly pictures.
Here is a crystal glazed pot that I made recently.
Here is a close up of the crystals. These are so much like ice patterns, and they make me think of how interesting our world is and our way of measuring and understanding it. Water would have these patterns form at 0 degrees Centigrade, the glaze that I use forms these "ice" patterns at more than 1100 degrees C! I guess that 1100 Centigrade must be near the glaze's freezing point.
This makes me think about how human centered our way of looking at the world is. 0 Centigrade is the freezing point of water, something that we see and experience in our everyday world. It feels cold to us, but not too uncomfortable. What sort of creature would live in a world where freezing was measured at 1100 degrees C!!
Whilst I am grappling with science and pondering our human sized viewpoint, Ginger is doing an advanced study into the theory of flight. He realizes that his first attempts at flight will be primitive, so he has reasoned that establishing some altitude before actually trying to get airborne, may well give him some time on the way down to sort out the finer details of how to generate lift, overcome drag, and achieve some measure of lateral control.
Following this are some photos that I took recently at our beach. I was captivated by the texture and colour of wet and dry sand in the winter light.
Notice the wonderful blue light in the shadows, this was not a trick of the camera, but was actually there.Sorry this is rather short, but I must go and get busy again! Kind Thoughts!