Thursday, April 21, 2011

Spring Break = Break My Back!

Apple Blossoms
First, I want to say how blessed I feel to have escaped the tornadoes that were all around us last Saturday.  After a six hour trip from the D.C. area, which should have usually taken only about three hours, we ran right into the string of storms heading east and were able to get home before the worst hit.  Our hearts and prayers go out to those who were affected by the tornadoes, especially in North Carolina where over 60 tornadoes were documented.

Rainbow after the storms Saturday the 16th
This is my week of Spring Break and although it is a break from my usual work, it has been filled with other tasks that have tested all those muscles I never use.  We were finally able to move our two storage sheds from the parsonage to our new location (about 1.5 miles down the road) with the help of our neighbor and his workers.  One shed is 8 X 12 and the other is 12 X 12.  Quite a job over the last two days!  As a result, I have not really had much time this week to sit down at the wheel, but spent a good deal of time preparing for the Halifax Arts Council "Sip and See" program on Monday the 25th.  Danny Hinnant and I are the featured artists for this month and today we set up our pots at Ernies on King Street in Halifax, North Carolina.  The program is from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday evening for anyone in the area.  Check out for more information.  The pictures are from setting up this afternoon.

Starting point - "empty" store

The plate at the top is Danny's

Center Shelves

Have to display some Face Jugs

Some smaller pieces

Some smaller face jugs - the one of the right is less than 2 inches tall.
Have a wonderful Easter Sunday.

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