Hippity Hop(scotch)in’ Hippity Hop(scotch)in’…

Easter’s not on it’s way… it’s long gone, au revoir! Thought I’d get one more post in before my otra hermana (other sister) arrives tomorrow from the land down under… down under Georgia. You know land of orange groves, encroaching sea water, viagra laden retirement communities, and according to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s new census… 51 hate groups. Anyway, I’ll probably be only a bit online or even off the grid for the next couple days. The rash of visitors is welcome but the lack of studio time is killing me. The bug and I had a wonderful weekend with perfect weather that’s supposed to hold all week… of course, Floridians consider 70 and sunny to be a bit chilly. But I’ll be lovin’ it. So lately it’s all about hopscotch. I used to play it constantly when I was very young before I got into matchbox cars and Sofia’s discovered it lately, of course I’m not sure she doesn’t just likes to draw the pattern on sidewalk and make the numbers with colored chalk. I’m just a sucker for action shots and here’s my favorite…

Aaah, youth. Here’s a couple more…

And of course in the background you can see what the bug refers to as “dad’s poor car” in the same way she refers to the flattened dead squirrel that got run over by a car as “poor squirrel”. So I’m off to retake some of the pics from the other day and try to get rid of a slight blue cast on some. Here’s another piece from the Terra Incognito show. I like to call it the fishnet bowl… like the stockings. It was a total bear to do this one…

And like the supertramp lyrics go… “creamer, silly little creamer, can you put your hands on your head, oh no”. Well, something like that, just posted this silly drippy little creamer on etsy this morning…

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12 Responses to “Hippity Hop(scotch)in’ Hippity Hop(scotch)in’…”

  1. Connie Says:

    Have a good time with your relatives!!

  2. meredith Says:

    a favorite game of my youth! The bowl looks like a good place to play a little hopscotch as well-

  3. Cindy Gilliland Says:

    Sofia sure can rock the hopscotch!! The little pitcher is cool. I love that glaze!

  4. nancy pene Says:

    feeling a hint of Ohr-ness happening.. your bowls are so wonderfully detailed.. a lotta clay love going on..and speaking of love..your little bug
    Sofia has the most beautiful strawberry/auburn hair..what a cutie! Your a lucky man Jim… (here’s where i wish i had kids)..

  5. ang Says:

    hope the shows going well , the pieces look great!

  6. Patricia Griffin Says:

    Sofia’s photos are the “picture” of spring! Wonderful. Regarding visitors, I know the feeling. There certainly is a push-pull about having guests. Love to see ’em, but how is one supposed to get the work done?

  7. Judy Shreve Says:

    Boy I haven’t thought about hopscotch in a million years — you have not only captured Sofia beautifully – but captured the essence of the game brilliantly. Enjoy your company – we potters don’t get much time off. I absolutely love the creamer.

  8. Peter Says:

    Hi Jim,
    Always a delight to visit your site. Lovely evocation of childhood in your photos and comments about Sofia, and part of the joy of reading it are the memories that surface from one’s own happy times!
    Just to let you know that I have nominated you for a Kreative Blogger Award. Wish it was a big money prize or something, but it is just a modest way of saying “thank you” for your site and the special place it has become.
    If you want to accept the award…, there are some simple “rules” on my site, but if you are too busy, please enjoy the nomination.
    Best Wishes, Peter

  9. ron philbeck Says:

    Those are great pics of the bug. I may go jump around a bit this morning to get me going. Your remarks about Fla made me laugh. Love the fishnet. And I wanted to tell you I saw loads of those flowering trees in Charlotte the other day. I’d never noticed them before.

  10. Rob Lorenz Says:

    The fishnet bowl is outstanding. It always seems like the pieces that take the longest/are the most difficult to complete end up turning out the best. Well, except for those pieces you spend forever on and end up breaking in frustration because they turned out like crap, but that probably doesn’t happen to someone as top notch as yourself.

  11. Heidi Says:

    Wow! That bowl must have taken forever! I love it. I’ve never played hopscotch with a diagram like that. Interesting.

  12. nadie Says:

    Too bad hatefulness doesn’t require group membership.

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