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

So yesterday was “National Guacamole Day”… and did anyone feel “obligated” to celebrate besides me?! Yummy nachos solely for the observance of this auspicious holiday.

Thank You Big Star for the extra guacamole & extra cheese!!!

Categories: food, holiday

I mean, if there’s a National Holiday… you’ve gotta celebrate, right?!
Well today is NATIONAL AVOCADO DAY!!! And what better way to celebrate than with a big pile of nachos from Big Star Wrigleyville?!!! Yum!

Yep, I’ll be pedaling that off tomorrow morning!!!

Categories: holiday

Okay, so enjoy these…
cuz’ it might just be the closest thing to “real” fireworks we get this Fourth Of July?!

I know I can skip them this year…
if it keeps us all safer & gets us through to the other side of all this a bit faster.

Again… be safe, be smart and wear your mask!!!

Categories: food, holiday

Just hoping that everyone is having a “sweet” Fourth of July today! I’ve got my red, white & blue going already… feeling very festive!!! Just be safe, be smart & be wise today as we all celebrate from a safe distance today!

Okay, so I’m pretty sure these OREO’s were meant to celebrate the Olympics this summer… but we all know THAT’s not going to happen any time soon! So I guess I’m glad that they’ve decided to “release” them under the guise of Fourth of July… instead of trying to keep them in the warehouse until the Olympics hopefully come back next summer!!!

Categories: holiday
Categories: food, friends, holiday

With this whole self-isolation lock-down thing going on, we couldn’t celebrate Gerry’s birthday together today! Yet I felt somehow “obligated” to celebrate from here… so I “just had to” make some brownies & topped with my favorite ice cream… and a candle just to make it “official.”

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GERRY… I was there in spirit… and in brownies!!!

Categories: friends, holiday, mugs

Looks like my buddy is kicking off his birthday morning with a morning FaceTime with some of his kids… and a cup of Joe in one of my mugs!!! Looks like a great way to start the day!!!

Categories: flowers, garden, holiday, nature

Found a few beauties as I was walking up the street at home.
I don’t think I’ve ever noticed these double? ruffled? bi-color? daffodils
before in my neighbor’s yard?!

Made Earth Day today a little more special.

Categories: holiday, nature, seasons

Celebrating a little EARTH DAY today with some new growth after the rain … hoping that someday soon we’ll all be cleared to go outside to enjoy it, right?!!!

Categories: flowers, holiday, soda-fired, stamped, vases

Just bringing a little bit of Spring inside with just a few snips!
No huge centerpiece… just my take on a Spring ikebana floral arrangement.
Seemed fitting for the day!

Oh, what to do with the tiny little leftover snips?…
put them in a tiny little vase of course!