"the artist has one function--to affirm and glorify life."
- w. edward brown

Saturday, December 16, 2006


Well, I made it home.
Glad to be here.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Just a few more

Since I've now finished with most stuff for the semester,
here are a few more images of what I've been up to...

Let me know if you like!

Rose colored teabowl

White bowl

Yellow teabowl
(I had a lot of fun making
teabowls this semester)

Tenmoku Tea Set
(there are two more
bowls for this set,
but the picture was
better with just two)

Thursday, December 14, 2006

working hard

so I'm alomost finished with everything I need to be.
I'm finishing editing my last images of the semester, then I have to figure out which ones I want made into slides!
I'm lighting the last kiln firing of the semester tonight.
And I'm going to clean my room and finish my laundry so I can pack and go home!

Here's a taste of my images I've taken today...

A tea set

A tea bowl

So lots of fun all around, and I'm almost there!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006


things I'm done with:
Japanese exam
Packet for senior seminar
Large paper for material Culture independent study
my secret santa gift for work (yes I made something)
my second to last semester at Calvin

Things to do yet:
clean my room
clean my fish tanks
read some good books over Christmas
Christmas shopping... :)

I leave on Saturday and can't wait to get to Orlando!

Monday, December 04, 2006

Snow Snow Snow!

Well, it is finally winter... very good for studying and getting work accomplished indoors.

Although we (my roommate Jose and I that is) spent some time out side this evening to shovel our driveway. Second time this week already. We also did both sides of our corner house sidewalks. For those of you who live in the north and have to shovel your walk, please do. As a commuter who walks to classes each day, a shoveled sidewalk is a very nice thing to walk on. Also, its your responsibility, and if I fall on your icy sidewalk, there will be serious consequences. So far no falls, but a couple nasty almosts!

Speaking of which, this is the last week of classes, and although I'm a little nervous about finishing in time, things are looking up. I started the big kiln with my last work in it for the semester and am ready for my other classes to finish up as well.

And now, for some more winter photos...

The firestation across the street

And another car going by...

OK so the pictures aren't great, but at least they kinda show the snow...