Sunday, April 29, 2012

Doing 60 in a 35

Did you feel the breeze as I moved into the passing lane?
No, well don't worry it is just me test driving the new computer.
Good golly Miss. Molly this thing sure can rock and roll.

Now to not do any thing news worthy or dangerous.

I am working on adding some pots to the Etsy shop and I am walking on pins trying to figure out pintrest.
Hummmm talk about teaching an old dog new tricks.
The pinning thing looks interesting, but- BUT! I can see where one could spend hours and hours just looking at everything that is being pinned.I know me, I could get sucked down that rabbit hole so quick and never come back out.
I have found a chicken coop that I like, then there is the food, and the pots...
These two bottles of Mark's have my attention right now because sometimes there are pots in the store that just get lost and in my mind they need to be pulled away from all the others to see what is really going on with them.
These bottles are a great shape and the tea-dust glaze was poured rather than dipped. It  gives them all sorts  of interesting colors from the brown to the black to the speckles that happen where it is thicker.

They have a nice quiet strength to them.

Then there is this bottle with the iron black glaze with and the wood ash glaze.
The wood ash glazes loves those places that have been cut away.

Now I have to ask you something.
On my computer screen these pictures look at bit wide, as if some one has blown up the bottles like a balloon.
Are you getting the same thing? If so maybe I need to adjust something here.
Let me know.
Cheers for Sunday,


Dennis Allen said...

They look OK from here.

Barbara Rogers said...

POttery might be hard to tell if your pictures are stretched one way or another. Try something that you know the shape is exactly the same both ways...maybe a perfect square, or circle.

Anna M. Branner said...

Looks good to me too!

Linda Starr said...

they look fine to me. I know what you mean when pottery is all grouped together some of the pieces get lost. I think they look good standing alone or in small groups and then some open space around them. they look super in the spot you took the photo.

cookingwithgas said...

thanks guys- must be on this end- time to adjust some settings.


Is he entering those bottles in the by the bottle show? Tulsa.

cookingwithgas said...

Hi Judi did not know about the show..I should look into it.

smartcat said...

These look fine.....and the settings are terrific. said...

For some reason the two black bottles together remind me of the silhouettes of people standing together.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

mmm hmm, bodacious bottles!


IIT should be there TOMORROW!!! MATT LONG... I did not try... but these look perfect.

Judy Shreve said...

Woot woot - speeding on the internet! What fun. Your photos look great - but more importantly - those pots look great!

Kings Creek Pottery said...

Hey! Congrats on the new computer~ I knew you'd love it :) Speedy Gonzalez~
Pinterest is a blast! I go in spurts with it...and like all of the social media I managed to find a groove to check in on it without letting it take over. However the first week it DID take over ;)

The pottery looks great, as always!

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I got in touch with Bailey and will go pick up the new pressure gauges tomorrow a.m.

Lori Buff said...

When I first saw the title I thought you'd gotten a ticket for riding around too fast with the music blaring:-)

The pots look perfect on my Mac. I also went back and looked at the other elements on the pictures and nothing looks distorted, you may have to adjust some settings on your new computer.

Patricia Griffin Ceramics said...

jeez louise, you do stay bizzy! All of your photos look great, no distortion.... (pots look great, too) And, hey, regarding Pinterest, lots of warnings now on artist how-to sights about being cautious of copyrights. Sometimes, people will repin and not know where the original source was and if they have approval to pin.

While, of course, most of us artists love to have our images pinned, there are some folks (i.e. some fine artists and photographers) who do not want their photos pinned. So... just a word to the wise. Check out "Pinterest Hot Topics & Copyright Infringement" on at Ask Harriet.

cookingwithgas said...

computer has been adjusted.
Now to get use to a new key board.
Judi- maybe next go life was just sucked into some family issues today and I am beat!

Tracey Broome said...

Oh, hi there, been on pinterest for days, just checking in, haha! (not really, been in family needs too much of me mode!)
Pretty pretty bottles!!!!