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

“If you ever plan to motor west
Travel my way, take the highway that’s the best.
Get your kicks on Route 66. Well it winds from Chicago to LA.
More than two thousand miles all the way.”

A mural map in Pontiac, Illinois… right there on historic Route 66.

Categories: murals

With a couple hours between wedding & reception yesterday, I had some time to “explore” the town of Pontiac and their beautiful murals… located right there on the original Route 66… “The Mother Road.”

Categories: holiday, murals

You know I LOVE a good “holiday”… even when it’s NATIONAL SQUIRREL APPRECIATION DAY!!! So why not celebrate with a fun squirrel mural just down the street from Lillstreet Art Center?! But why squirrels one may ask?…

“Squirrels may be considered rodents, but they play a critical role in the environment. It is an unofficial holiday started by North Carolina wildlife rehabilitator Christy McKeown in 2001, as a way to encourage people to put out seeds and nuts for these cute rodents.” – So there.

Categories: food, murals

You know how much I love a good mural… especially when it’s inside a fun restaurant with yummy food! It was my first time having “real” ramen at Ika San in Omaha! So the murals inside were beautiful… and the bowl of ramen was too!

Categories: murals

A fun mural in a side alley…
layers of colorful characters peeking, peering & smirking back at’cha!!!

Categories: bike, Chicago, murals, weather

We had a surprisingly warm day here in Chicago today… lots of sun & lots of melting! And the perfect opportunity to get back out on my bike for another wonderful afternoon ride along the lakefront!

Categories: murals

Love this mural on Chicago’s West side
honoring the sixteenth President.

Categories: food, murals
Categories: murals

A cute little mural I found this morning along the lakefront. Looks like Minnie has been hanging around there for awhile now… and I’m loving how the paint looks so weathered & aged.

Categories: murals

Across the street from the studio…
Let’s just hope that “someone” knows what any of this means?!!!