Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: food, holiday, platters, stamped

I mean… who doesn’t enjoy a few lazy days after the “hectic-ness” Christmas?!
Relaxing, watching TV, playing with friends and enjoying a few yummy snacks
along the way!!!

Categories: friends, theater

A fun end to Boxing Day yesterday “storming the castle” with my friend Pam at the Mercury Theater. A fun musical for Monty Python fans… and for those who “always look on the bright side of life.”

Categories: family, food, holiday

And what goes well with cookies?… well, hot chocolate made with cookies of course!!! Another great gift from my sister & family!

Categories: family, food, friends, holiday

So nice when people “get you” and then get you the perfect gift!
Who’da thought that OREO cookies could be so fancy?!
Thanks Michael & Anna… you know me too well !!!

Categories: holiday

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to everyone today.
Here’s hoping your day is filed with family, friends & fun!
Make it a special day that creates memories for years to come! Enjoy!!!

Categories: food, holiday

And there we have it…
my chocolate raspberry carrot cake to share with my family for Christmas Day.
A little “explosive” drama along the way… but I think it turned out okay.
Pretty, festive and VERY chocolatey!!!

Did I mention that I made a double-recipe of the frosting and used almost all of it???
Is there such a thing as too much frosting? I think not.

Categories: food

And then THIS happened while making the frosting…
a little powdered sugar “explosion”!!! Well this is gonna wait until tomorrow to clean up…
gotta finish up and get off to my Christmas festivities!!!

Categories: food, holiday

Early morning baking for today’s Christmas festivities!
Of course it’s gotta be chocolate, right?!
Yes, with a dash of shredded carrots just to make it “healthy’!!!


Categories: photography, sunrise

And who ever said that a panorama photo always has to be horizontal?…
… not me!

Categories: photography, sunrise

It’s a BIG holiday morning… with a BIG sunrise sky show…
so it only makes sense to have some BIG sunrise photos too!!!