As the temperature and humidity drop, my energy rises and it just might be the leading edge of autumn that we are experiencing. Thank goodness. It is always a bit of an interesting adjustment, returning home after significant time away, but throw in the tail end of a virginia summer and I find that I am not overly motivated. Momentum is needed and there's nothing like picking a firing date to increase the pace of work. I will set that date soon, but it's easier to stay relaxed until I do.
And I need to get this bird obsession out of my system...but each time I make one I think of two new wrinkles to introduce for the next. Years ago I made a series of pots I called 'Flounder' pots because of their narrow profile. It seemed obvious to turn a couple into birds. Here are two I finished building today. I might have to set a moratorium on more photos until I have some proper pots to show...maybe even a 12x12 morning to break the spell.
|trying a more wing-like wing here on the right...
|On the left is 'Ulswater' and on the right, 'Victor'.
(not many good "U" names)