Saturday, January 24, 2009

New Project Released

My dear friend Margaret Ann Lembo has just released another meditation cd called Think Good Thoughts. My incredibly talented husband Jody Pollard did the all of the studio recording, mixing, and created the background music that accompanies Margaret's spoken word. While I created the artwork and did the graphic design layout for the cd.

As Margaret was writing the script for the cd she said butterfly was dancing past her window which is why the cover features an image of a butterfly.The butterfly is also a metaphor for transformation which is hopefully what will occur after listening to the cd.

The sound is crisp and clear and Margaret's words are inspirational. You can purchase the cd at the Crystal Garden in Boynton Beach and at Whole Foods in South Florida.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Mitchell Hedges Crystal Skull

Last night I attended a function at the Boynton Beach Women's Club where they hosted the Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull.If you aren't familiar with the skull it is a clear quartz crystal sculpture the size and shape of a human skull estimated to be as much as 120 centuries old. Known as the Mitchell-Hedges Skull, after the name of its discoverer, it is an object of fantastic sculptural perfection. No other quartz crystal sculpture approaches its quality; even the British Museum’s crystal skull, discovered in Mexico in 1889, is classed as a “rough cut” in comparison.(I got to see the British Museum skull last summer.) This skull was so clear and I was amazed to see the jaw is hinged.

Jody did the sound for the event so I got to slip onto stage and get a picture with the skull. I was sort of afraid to get too close. Can you imagine bumping the table and knocking it over? I could, which is why I am so far away from the table.

The highlight of the night had to be when the man who owns the skull arrived. I was checking people in at the door and he gave me his name, and it wasn't on the list. He said "they called me and asked me to come". I said they called you and your name isn't on the list? Then I noticed he was carrying a big silver box with a huge padlock. Oops! Yes, sir right this way!

You can see my friend Margaret in the background of this picture. She is the owner of the Crystal Garden and a lovely person (she hosted the event). Big thanks to Margaret.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

New Platter and Centerpiece

Here is a new sculpture titled Serving up Memories. It is made of ceramic and an antique rollerskate. The work was made specifically for the platter show at PBCC.(where I teach)

There are 4 platters and a centerpiece.
The platters are decorated to look like pavement, complete with hopscotch and zebra stripes. It speaks of childhood days spent playing outside until you were called to dinner.

I have to build a few demo pieces for a workshop I will be giving at the Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches at the Craft Gallery. Watch for those images soon!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

2009 is Gonna Be Fine!

Hopefully 2009 will bring better times for everyone. Although 2008 had a few low points you have to admit it had a lot of high points, and that is what's important. Focus on the good and be grateful for what you have.

And on this New Years Day I would like to send a little wish to everyone:

May you laugh so hard you pee your pants, smile so much your cheeks hurt, and may your life be so much fun you can't believe it's your own. (that's how I feel)

Happy New Year!