Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Shotgun Boogie Man

Gently sculpted with a 12ga. Shotgun

I got a new shotgun for Christmas last year. I decided to explore it's creative potential by blasting away at some clay. Deciding what to make for a target was the hard part.
A while back I was listening to some old Rock-a-Billy tunes when they played "Shotgun Boogie" (Johnny Horton) and the idea clicked. I decided to make some "Shotgun Boogie Men" for my blasted jugs! I mean , most people don't like the devil and even if you killed him it would only make him mad. He's even sporting a shotgun shell ear ring.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Let Your Inner Monkey....

Let your "Inner Monkey" take care of your "Inner Demons".
Problem solved.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

New Potatoes

Loaded a glaze kiln this morning and dug some "New" potatoes for supper. They will be quartered and rolled in fresh dried herbs and parmesan cheese then roasted in the oven.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Big Blue Genie

# 107 Of The Final 1000

 Maybe he will grant you three wishes, maybe not. Just be careful what you wish for.

Forget about the "40 Virgins" wish. The upkeep would bankrupt you in no time.

Remember, wishing for a million dollars isn't all that wonderful either. A million dollars just doesn't go as far as it used to.

Maybe you'll make the grand gesture and wish for world peace and an end to hunger. You might as well wish for the return of Elvis. It aint happenin'.

Whatever you do don't rub him the wrong way. No telling what a mad Blue Genie could do.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Don't Amount To Beans

Title: " It Don't Amount To Beans"
Or : "Do I Look Like Some Kind Of Fool ?"

Inflation is rampant. The tricks the manufacturers and retailers use to fool us would impress Houdini himself. Packages that contained a pound now only contain 13oz. Your favorite national brand of peanut butter indented the bottom of their jars so they contain 2 oz. less.. Most of the ice cream that was a gallon is now three quarts. Some cereal boxes are the same height and width but the depth has gotten skinnier. The list goes on and on.
My "Aha!" moment happened a couple of weeks ago when I purchased a packet of garden bean seeds for $1. When I opened them there were EIGHT seeds. These were not magic bean seeds just plain old Blue Lake Beans from a national seed supplier. It was like a fairy tale (where Jack trades the cow for a hand full of beans)
I suddenly realized that dollar was practically worthless.
So, I made a jug about it. Please note: the bottom is indented so it will probably only hold

3 1/2 quarts instead of one gallon. Hey, that's inflation for you. The dollar is included.