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March Meanderings

Hello Magical Musical Mates!

I have had a busy couple of weeks, after finishing up my songwriting frenzy in February  but I wanted to check in before March ends.  I have had a great month, on March 10 I got to play at Phoenix Children’s Hospital for Arizona Chicks with Picks, they send a volunteer every second Friday of the month and what a cool place to play, very fun!  If you are ever at the hospital check out “The Zone”, wowza!    And they have asked me back so I agreed to play May 12 again!

My musical focus for now will be to do some professional quality recording of a song  to begin working on an EP  hoping to release in early 2018.  I am looking into professional studios locally and investigating cost.  Also finding musicians and finalizing the arrangement of the song I plan to record in my head so I can direct my ‘band’.   More on this whole process to be shared soon.   All very exciting and compelling to me!

Artwise I have been working on a musically themed mosaic raku piece, from a broken raku ukulele that lent itself well to a new series I had been thinking about beginning.   I can’t seem to get photos to do raku justice, this piece is pretty flashy. These small mosaic frames have given my art mind a whole new path to run along, I want to put some larger pieces together using multiple frames.  So many ideas, so little time!

Also firing our woodfire kiln for the second time consumed a lot of energy, time and focus, with wonderful results-

Some pieces take a ‘beating’ and this little guy is cracked on the other side slightly but I love it!




If anyone is interested Jill Spawn, who is Desert Dragon Pottery’s longest term member (!) did a great blog of the building of our kiln here, really fun stuff with pictures of Puff’s creation-

Thank you to everyone who took the time to get this far and to every act of creativity you can muster!  I will be back very soon with more fun adventures in art and music!!


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February Almost Over

Hello everyone and thank you so much for taking the time to read this, and for signing up for my ‘new’ blog!  I am hoping to share some fun special things here, that are not shared everywhere, there are so many things that go into the making of pottery and music that it is easy and fun to find small bites (bytes) of fun stuff that is for just the folks who partake in the inside circle here.    I am going to attempt to start with bi-weekly posts, then step up once I get into my rhythm.

Today is the opening of the very first firing of our wood-fueled kiln at the studio, a kiln that was built by studio members in January 2017.

I will be sharing lots of fun pictures of the work when we unload later today so watch the facebook sites.  Maybe some livestreaming if I get the chance but with the storms I can’t be sure!

I hope everyone has a fantastic music and art-filled week,

Love and Light,