Still Working on my Photography Closeups

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I have been practicing my close ups again. This time my African Violets are the subject instead of our little dog Annika.
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In a previous post I showed you an African Violet pot I was making in my slip casting class. Here is the pot which has now been fired with color on it. The color is more vibrant due to the firing. Today I painted it with a clear glaze and it will go back in the kiln for a final firing.  Next time you see it, the pot will be shiny and sporting a beautiful African Violet. No classes next week because of spring break, so I’ll have to wait two weeks to see the finished product. I can hardly wait to show you.

A Trip to the Local Garden Nursery

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It’s Thursday which means it’s Artist Date Day. In my last post I showed the African Violet Pot I’m making in my slip casting class, and even though it will be a couple of weeks before I finish the project, I thought it would be fun to select a new plant. A visit to the local nursery would also be the perfect place for this week’s Artist date,  because it’s certainly colorful and has a creative atmosphere. Both are requisites for an Artist Date.

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I love the green house at the nursery where they keep the African violets and orchids. Here are only three of the many gorgeous plants I saw while browsing.
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It’s a good thing that I traveled by motorcycle and not car today, or else I would have come home with more than just the one African Violet.
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After this lovely white orchid I’ll leave you with a splash of color.
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It really was the perfect place to go for this week’s Artist Date.