February 26th, 2009


Iris Bowl

Post-firing Iris Bowl
Originally uploaded by Liralen Li.
So, just by chance, my husband and his parents were working at the OUR Center today, and Elaine Klotz, who does all the fundraising for the center for feeding folks was there. And she had all the bowls for the auction in her office.

I hadn't seen this since I painted it, and the glazes dry differently than they come out when they're fired. I'd blindly done the extra lines on all the petals because as soon as the glaze dried they disappeared into the background tone of purple. Also one coat looks just like two when it's being painted on, so I while I had some idea that I'd put two coats on most of the areas that I wanted darker, I couldn't actually keep track...

Kinda did it by guess and by golly and if you look at the previous picture where it's just dry... you'll notice it's very different now that it's actually fired.

Peers at it with bemusement. Even the leaves look cooler, because they show all the brush lines now. I really love how the butterflies turned out as well. You can click either picture and it'll take you to where the butterflies and flowers on the outside of the bowl show up.

I love my in-laws. This morning, they went with John to the OUR center in order to just wander about town, see the library and stuff in order to give me time alone with my computer. *laughs* They are so very cool.

And George took all these pictures for me, if you click on either picture you can see all seven he took. And the lady in charge of the fundraiser actually rushed out and grabbed John to say, "You wife is such an artist!" *rolls eyes*... okay, okay... maybe I'll get it someday...