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A weblog, mostly about knitting but other topics appear

Back To Knitting June 28, 2018

Filed under: Africa,Ceramics,Knitting,Voodoo Masks — Janet @ 9:11 pm

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IMG_2327  a sampling of the ceramic masks hanging on my backyard fence.  The masks are made by a local potter named Faye.  I’m attempting to transfer the Voodoo Mask idea into knitting.  And I’m working with shades of brown.

 

Adding To The Collection February 23, 2017

Filed under: Animal horns,Animals,Ceramics — Janet @ 3:11 am

img_2456  I’m contemplating adding to my collection of interesting ceramics.  Here is a ceramic of the head of an Onyx Gazelle.

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Garden Ornaments December 19, 2016

Filed under: Ceramics,Gardening — Janet @ 3:37 am

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Magnificent Horns November 2, 2016

Filed under: Animal horns,Ceramics — Janet @ 3:53 pm

dscn9992-10-35-21-pm-copy    Isn’t this a magnificent animal!  Photo credit to Blogger A Bushsnob in Africa

We saw many animals of this ilk when we lived in Kenya back in the 1960’s and again in the 1990’s.

A ceramic artist here in Seattle recently had a display of his interpretation of different types of sheep horns.  This show of ceramic sheep horns was very striking.  My first impression was that they were rather gross – I kept going back to the local coffee shop (Grumpy D’s) to view them.  And I have grown to like them more and more.  Birthday and Christmas are coming  and I have decided to treat myself.  ……but the show is over.  I think I can find the artist though – after all, he does live locally.  The hunt is on.