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192 Jim Boone Rd
Bakersville, NC, 28705
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The Best of Sawdust and Dirt

A record of the goings on around Michael Kline Pottery!

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devil's walking stick or honey locust

The air was warming and the sun was so bright on our walk the other day. You could hear the ground thawing and percolating. Jack and I were getting muddy for the first time in a month, unusual for these parts. I had my camera with me as I often do on our walks and tried to capture some of the things I was seeing. Although I rarely use imagery in a representational manner, I am always looking at nature and patterns in nature. It's endlessly fascinating.

two birds

goldenrod leaves
goldenrod flowers/seeds

broom sage

The 15" of snow that fell on the 18th of December was slowly soaking into the field and leaving these beautiful shapes. It was sort of like laying on your back and looking at clouds, something I remember doing often as a child. Except I was stalking over these looking for interesting shapes. Here are a few of those. If someone had seen me from a distance they might have thought I had gone crazy, hopping around in the middle of the field taking pictures of the ground. I'm sure jack was wondering himself what was going on!

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dog/lamb in repose
person wearing hat/sombrero



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Looking and Seeing

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i thought these rocks looked like a mosaic

On my frigid stroll up to my wood pile this morning, with my head down in the cold wind, I began to notice the dusting of snow and how it revealed the grass and gravel below it in a beautiful translucency. So I ran walked back to the house to gab the camera. As sharing might be a stretch with these pictures, the reality of my cozy chair next to the heater and blogging, might be more the motivation for this post.
Well, I better get out there before inspiration gets in the way of more important things, like firewood!

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Jar the Memory

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There was something nice about this tiny jar that I found compelling. I'm not sure what is is, maybe proportions, maybe handles. Pottery is a subtle game. The trick will be to remember this pot and be ready to recognize it when it appears on the wheel again.