Holiday Sale approaching, morning walks and ideas.

Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay New York

Our holiday sale is always the weekend before Thanksgiving, Sue takes 25% off her pottery and I have a sale of from 25% to 50% off of silks and etchings.  The gallery still needs a lot of sprucing and cleaning, but the walls and shelves are filling up with work coming out of the studio.
Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay New YorkThe Shibori style designs on the silk scarves normally sell for $40 but on sale they will be $20, I want everyone who wants some color in their life to have one.  I made  about 25 of them, we’ll see if that was enough.

In addition to the work that Sue and I make we’ll have a large selection of wooden puzzles at very reasonable prices.  These puzzle are not made in the Adirondacks, but they are so cleaver and at such a good price we couldn’t resist them.  Some of them do have Adirondack themes as the maker does visit the mountains.

Sue’s ware shelves are full of drying pottery as she schedules in the last of her firings before the sale.


Most morning I take an invigorating walk in the morning, it really sets up my energy levels for the day.
11_15_14_cWe had a little snow on the ground and here’s view across the small Lake Eaton to where Whiteface Mountain shows snow on it’s slopes.
11_15_14_aCanadian geese are living in the reeds and fishing in the lake this time of year.  The fly in and out several times a week, I guess some move on and others fly in for a rest.
11_15_14_dThis old tree stump sends out roots.  I love the way the pine needles are swirling and the roots from the tree weaving and twist their way through them into the ground.  I’m tempted to just get lost with pen and ink on this idea.
11_15_14_bHere’s another example of contrasting patterns I’ve been exploring lately.  The random up and down of the reeds against the horizontal waves in the lake.