Hi… umm… It really has been a while… I know…sorry… I have been really busy. (Do I sound like the friend who has avoided contact and is making excuses? or the guy who promised to call after the first day but never did…) I am grappling with the decision to either continue this blog or … Continue reading What if I never wrote again?
I find myself this past week working in Israel and decided that I would spend my weekend visiting Jerusalem. For those who may not be familiar with Israel… when I say weekend I am actually talking about Friday and Saturday. (Just as a side… I am going to share lots of pictures… hopefully not … Continue reading Weekend in Jerusalem – October 2018
This is part two of our initial try at creating Raku Pottery… (if you have not seen part 1 here is the link Weekend with Raku (Part 1) ) I think a better title for this post would be “Going up in fire” or “Cast down into the flames”. I don’t want to ruin the … Continue reading Weekend with Raku (Part 2 – Firing)
This weekend we decided to try our luck with making pottery… or as Sam states we spent the weekend exploring the “art of touching clay”. I was told that Raku a traditional Japanese pottery would be a good starting project since it has a very low firing temperature and is often hand sculpted instead of … Continue reading Weekend with Raku (Part 1)
This weekend I would like to share another weaving project. I feel a bit deceptive with the title since I am not weaving Algae but weaving wool that was dyed with algae. (See Weekend with Algae (Spirulina) ) I read a news article this week about a “dangerous” algae bloom in the local reservoir. This … Continue reading Weekend with Algae Weaving
This weekend I would like to share two things… A traditional coiled basket project and Ben’s big boat race. Let’s start with Ben and his cub scout “rain-gutter regatta”. By the way isn’t that a mouth full… “rain-gutter regatta”… couldn’t they just call it boat race? Ben got a kit and put a boat together … Continue reading Weekend with Baskets and Boats
I am going to share random pictures taken from my trip to India as a recap. For example…the feature picture is from a temple in the city of Pune where I stay and work. The temple is about two blocks away from my hotel. I am also going to do a first…. share a recipe … Continue reading Crispy Corn Chaat (India Trip Recap)