“Many things grow in the garden that were never sown there.”
Thomas Fuller 1732
Three years ago when I completely remodeled this little house, the garden became hard-packed dirt from all the construction activity. There wasn’t even a walkway to the house, only a path of mud to the front door with scrap wood laid over it. Below the beautiful big window in the front, the gray foundation seemed far too prominent. The skies were also turning winter gray. I needed color and fast. My first project was a mosaic to cover that boring foundation.
I had kept chickens in this small city yard for many years and I miss their strutting, the sowbug and slug control, and the eggs. So my mosaic, as you see, put some chickens back in the yard. No eggs, but color and attitude.
My friend Jana, who is a wonderful watercolor and oil painter and who has a popular blog about her painting process and other matters of life, suggested, several months ago, that I start one to talk about ceramics