Tag Archives: home

Clean Up

Here are a couple of home tiles. The living room is already orderly and now it is time to do the wash.

Velvet underglazes on handmade tiles, fired at cone 06, December, 2017.

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Household Electronics

Back in January, 2018, I made these tiles – at that time I was working on a lot of them, and I did several small themed groups. This one features electronic items from around my house…plus a cat.

Clay tiles, 4″ x 4″, Velvet underglazes on commercially made terracotta tiles, fired at cone 06.

Here are the photos.

Exploration

I hope to set foot on another planet some day. I am not sure how that will come about, but I think it would be with a sense of awe and wonder at the infinite experiences possible in our universe.

More prosaically, I hope it would be possible to pick up some rocks and bring them home. When I was young I did that (on earth, not another planet!) and had a collection. I still do it now and then, if I see something interesting. I think rocks from another world would qualify as interesting, certainly.

ATC #16 11-17002

The Little White House – again…

I’ve got a thing for this house. I don’t know why. I took the picture along with a lot of others as I took a walk in a neighborhood near a park where I run, in Rockledge, PA. In other words, a place I am familiar with, but not my stomping grounds, if you know what I mean.

I’ve done a tile portrait:

Tile, approximately 6″ x 6″

I’ve made a small painting

Acrylic painting, 6″ x 6″

Now this one.

“At This Address”, 16″ x 16″.

Am I finished with this little house yet? Somehow I think not. Wait and see, that’s what I say.

Local Sights

These two paintings, done in November 2017, are based on locations near me and that I see so often I wonder at the fact that I still find them interesting. But I do. It’s because something small changes every day.

I’ve captured just one day in the life of these places.

As usual, I have made some changes from photo to painting, but – I think you can see the bones of the inspirations.

I’ll start with the intersection of¬†Spring Garden Street and Butler Avenue, Ambler, PA. If you follow my poetry blog you know that I have made a little occasion of photographing this intersection as I wait at the light there on my way to Montco for Poetry Marathon sessions.¬† Here’s one of those photos:

and here is the painting (acrylics, 12″ x 18″)

“Leaving Downtown”

And the second location is closer to my home – a repair shop I pass almost every day, at Jenkintown and Baeder Roads, Glenside. Photo:

and here is the painting: (acrylics, 12″ x 18″).

“Local Garage”

 

Meanwhile, Back at Home

Here are tiles featuring a home-like atmosphere.

4″ x 4″, Velvet underglazes on commercially-made terracotta tiles, fired at cone 06, made in October 2017.