I have noticed something about potters since my year of being on this forum. Yes, we are mostly inspired by nature, our surroundings, and pieces we see in museums: but there is also an interest in other cultures. I have not attempted it; but I admire those who venture into "primitives" and replications of pieces from cultures long ago. Some even duplicate the firing techniques from civilizations long past: not sure I have that kind of patience.
Denice: I have been to the Grand Canyon: you should find enough inspiration for the next ten years.
Marcia: do you have an example of religious history?... that tweaked my curiosity.
Lady: I have been following your "anything and everything" in the gallery- well done!!
Terri: an example of "uncommon" would be nice.
Giselle: I have long admired your collection-very nice!
Lee: I have been patiently waiting for you to find your voice: I have been "seeing you" more and more lately.
What: cannot begin to comprehend that struggle: our thoughts and prayers for your grandson.
For me? Half way between Hill City, SD. and Mount Rushmore, as you wind up the side of a small mountain sits a small mountain lake. There is a gravel area to pull off onto and walk around the lake if you desire. On the north side is a large boulder (very very large) boulder that extends out into the lake. I drove up there every morning to sit, and to drink my coffee from the local mom & pop cafe. The sun just barely up at day break, chasing the shadows off the lake as it rises. As the sun got brighter; the clouds reflected off the waters. The deer, coming up to the waters edge on the other side, along with the mountain goats.