This was a whirlwind weekend. I left Buena Vista at 10:00 on Friday, arriving at Stonehenge (a gallery in Georgetown) around 11:30. Delivered pottery to the store. Mary was working that day. I spread everything out on the floor as usual and we checked it in. When I got to this piece (a sugar bowl, pictured below), I showed it to Mary. She loved it and decided to purchase it for a gift. Yay. I love it too, and told her I’d glaze more like this — lapis blue bowl and 4-colored lid.
It’s a silly photo, but I wanted a reminder of how I’d glazed the lid. Jim made the piece. I told him this evening that it was a hit with Mary. He said he’d make a dozen more. I’m glad he’s back.
I stayed with my cousins Maryann and Rojdah in Denver. In their back yard is a seven-foot-high tomato jungle. Maryann sent me home with a pound of orange-yellow cherry tomatoes, a hubbard squash and a scimitar-shaped cucumber. I see soup and salad in the near future. Here’s a close-up of two roma tomatoes in the jungle. (We ate a red one in a salad — the tastiest tomato I’ve eaten in Colorado.)
The reason for the trip was to attend the annual state poetry society Poetry Fest. It was a great day with five of us from my valley attending. About 35 people came for the morning poetry readings with a few more showing up for the workshop in the afternoon. Here is Yours Truly reading two poems on Saturday morning.
I’ll be reading three more times in October–in Boulder, Longmont and Salida. Green Fuse Poetic Arts published my little chapbook (What’s Left) last spring, and I’m finally getting to go public with it.
Today (Sunday), Maryann and I made plans for a long-talked-about trip to South Carolina. It took at least two hours of on-line searching to find and purchase the best deal airline tickets. More on that in the future.