Friday, June 26, 2015

"Books Fall Open"


I did this piece for the Society of Childrens' Book Writers and Illustrators monthly illustrator challenge.  I sent a copy of it to my mother, a former first grade teacher, and she said that when she looked at it this wonderful poem that she used to teach her students popped into her head:
                                               
"Books fall open,
You fall in,
Delighted where,
You've never been.
Hear voices
not once heard before,
Reach world through world
through door on door.
Find unexpected
keys to things,
locked up beyond
imaginings....
True books will venture,
Dare you out, 
Whisper secrets, 
Maybe shout, 
across the gloom,
to you in need
Who hanker for
a book to read."

by David T.W. McCord 

Monday, June 15, 2015

New Work for Guest Artist Spot at Micropolis Gallery


I've been in my "mole" mode. It feels like I go underground for a long period of time and don't come up for daylight until I stop working.  This past year was spent with my head down, my hands busy, and just making stuff.  Some of the new work will be shown this fall at the Micropolis Gallery in Gloversville, New York from September 15th through November 2nd.   Here are a few of the pieces that have come out of the kiln:



Feels Like A Chinook

White Bear