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Qotw: What Inspires You In Your Work, And How Do You Incorporate It?

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#21 glazenerd

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 07:26 PM

Marcia:

 

Absolutely stunning work; can see why your pieces are in museums. I am hiding the horse vase from my wife's; prying eyes: she will want to buy it. I have never been able to say no to her when she wants something. Alas!!!

 

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#22 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 08:34 PM

It sold. But my gallery wants more. So I need some ^6 porcelain which is in Helena. The roads were to bad to make a long detour last weekend. I did get to mix raku clay before the cold returned.
Thanks for the compliments.

The herons are some of my favorites inspired from Texas.

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#23 flowerdry

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 10:57 AM

One of the things that inspires me is to try and NOT do what the folks around me are doing.  As an example, I live in an area with lots of water...so I will NOT incorporate crabs, fish, herons, etc. because it is such a common motif.


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#24 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 01:50 PM

We have heron in Montana as well as the Gulf Coast of Texas. They are all over. I like the natural surroundings. Love wild horses, cattle, and birds. I really want to study Magpies more. they are very beautiful in the snow. I have been an avid Bird watcher for 45 years.
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here ia a Black Bellied Whistling Duck with 29 ducklings. I published this in the local newspaper. The others are from my back yard in Texas.Altamira Oriel, Painted Bunting, Green Jay

This one popped up today on Facebook memories Rosietta spoonbill- my backyard in Texas. Currently I have huge wild turkeys, magpies and chickadees around.

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#25 Evelyne Schoenmann

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 02:38 PM

Thanks Nerd for taking over! I love your comments, and I love love love the answers and pictures I saw here. I have to search my mobile if I can find a picture of the bi-disc I worked on before I broke my leg. Couldn't go to the studio since.... The bi-disc is definitely inspired by the temple windows I saw in Taiwan, last fall. Hmmmmm.... can't find it. Stay tuned!


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