The Bird TLC fundraiser is this weekend. I read in the newspaper this morning that their famous "Cash-Crow" is named "Kodi," after Kodiak Island where he originally was from. Other fundraisers I'm contributing
artwork to this week are the Catholic Social Services Charity Ball and the Anchorage Concert Chorus. Donating to the CSS Charity Ball is easy for me to support because of the various programs CSS funds and operates, especially Clare house, which provides temporary emergency shelter for women and women with children. Though it may not always be financially convenient to write a contribution check, I can always make art for good causes.
It appears the bisque load of new "Woobie Souls" and other work fired successfully. I was surprised that the new Raku clay I used fired to a pinkish color. It started as a grayish ^04 clay with more grog in it than the Tile White I was also using. I took a quick picture after I opened the lid this morning, I'll unload the kiln and glaze today after I drop off the donations to CSS and Anchorage Concert Chorus. Among the "Woobie Souls" is a pinch style goblet that the youngest son made (inspired after too many Indiana Jones movies...) and the tile on the far right was made by the middle son and says "Love Life" -
I thought that was a good mantra to live by.