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

Never too busy for a bit of art… especially when you can play hooky at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Enjoyed the Alexander Calder & Jeff Koons exhibit… and possibly the coolest staircase in Chicago!

Categories: artists, Chicago

BIRTHDAY WEEK … Day Seven!

A good day to get out of the office and see the artwork of Alexander Calder & Jeff Koons
at the Museum of Contemporary Art… and the coolest staircase in Chicago!!!

After the museum, we went over to Wrigleyville for lunch…
and again, because it’s MY Birthday Week…. nachos for lunch from Smoke Daddy!!!

….again!

 

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Categories: Chicago, flowers, food, nature, special events

So I had to go downtown to renew my Driver’s License today. As I was leaving I noticed the Farmer’s Market across the street at Daley Plaza. So I just “had to” stop by for some Fall fun at the Farmer’s Market. Who doesn’t like fresh vegetables, colorful flowers, LOTS of pumpkins & gourds… and “quite possibly” some pies, cookies and other yummy baked goods!!!

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Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise

Another chilly & breezy morning… I hate to admit it was cold enough for a jacket and long pants!!! Yikes, Winter is on it’s way!

But that didn’t stop me… PEDAL ON!!!
It didn’t look like anything special for most of the ride, but I happened to catch a bit of extra beauty when I got down to Chicago’s Navy Pier!

 

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Categories: Chicago, sunrise

Big photo for big sky drama on a big sky morning.

Categories: Chicago, nature

Wicker Park. Just one of the many beautiful parks in Chicago -
especially with the morning sun hitting the fountain just right.
Okay, so “maybe” this park has a few too many pigeons,
unless someone has taught them how to read???

Categories: Chicago, television

While 9/11 will forever go down as one of the most tragic days in history, there is another landmark historical event that happened on 9/11. Fifty-seven years ago today “BOZO CIRCUS” debuted on WGN in Chicago! While I was not even born then, I did get my chance several years later to attend a couple of tapings live in the WGN Studio. I even got to play the group game at the end of the show! My partner and I had to stack cup-saucer-cup-saucer-cup-saucer as high as we could on the end of a baseball bat. WE WON!!! And our prize was the Scooby-Doo 3D ViewMaster Slide Projector!!! Sure wish I still had THAT one!!!

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Categories: bike, Chicago, flowers

After our last day of camp this week, I snuck out this afternoon for a quick bike ride along the lakefront. It was still a bit humid and hazy downtown… but still a beautiful ride with some nice wildflowers along the way. Still enjoying those lazy, hazy, crazy days of Summer! And now… back to the studio…

Not every bird likes to swim.

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Categories: Chicago

The city looked AMAZING this morning…
as one big clouds was blowing through and the city lights were shimmering & reflecting
on the calming ripples of Lake Michigan.

Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise

Red sky in the morning… bikers take warning.
Another dramatic start to another amazing morning.
Crazy cool colors splashing across the clouds. Quite the sky show…
but also a harbinger of some crazy weather on the way!

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