This weeks wrap up--platters and more

Finished the first stage of painting on these five platters, so far everything looks good. It's a difficult time, before the bisque firing. That is usually when cracks will show up. I've been having difficulty with platters basically cracking in half! After all the time invested in the underglaze painting it is very painful when that happens! 

underglaze painting, fairy animal and flowers. Cathy Kiffney

underglaze painting,  Cathy Kiffney

underglaze painting,  Cathy Kiffney

underglaze painting,  Cathy Kiffney

underglaze painting,  Cathy Kiffney

Have a magical weekend!

unicorn tile, Cathy Kiffney
“The unicorn lived in a lilac wood, and she lived all alone. She was very old, though she did not know it, and she was no longer the careless color of sea foam but rather the color of snow falling on a moonlit night. But her eyes were still clear and unwearied, and she still moved like a shadow on the sea.” from The Last Unicorn

My outdoor studio

Enjoying the season when it is still warm but no humidity, the best time of the year here in NC! Comet is never far away, waiting for his walk.

Cathy Kiffney Studio, working outdoor.
Someone sent me this today,

“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”
-Walt Whitman