August is dwindling away; Fall is tapping Summer on the shoulder with a knowing, pumpkin grin.
And at the S&P, we are preparing.
Ideas are forming, and inspiration is coming from all sides.
One inspiration in particular has been surefire, surely fired... and Shellie fired!
Folks, meet the newest member of our menagerie miniature:
He looks pretty with green -- hey!
What's that inside there...?
Could it be...?
I guess my little Mini-Boo found this Shellhawk sibling and had to get in
on the photo shoot.
This is truly a fine piece, and Shellhawk has a limited amount of her handmade, Raku-process-fired jacks and other goodies at her Etsy store, Shellhawk's Creations.
I highly recommend a visit. I also recommend a purchase because not only will you own a one-of-a-kind piece of artful wonderment, but whenever she sends something, there are always a few extra goodies:
Thanks again Shell, your craft is truly impressive.
Another memorable thing. I couldn't let a post go by without mentioning today's passing of an entertainment legend, comedy genius and feminist hero (whether she ever knew it or not)...
1917 -- 2012
I enjoyed every single film, TV appearance, game show, panel, talk show, anything I saw or heard her do -- especially her turn as the iconic Rankin/Bass character The Monster's Mate in their madcap Mad Monster Party (1967).
"The LAST time you had a ROVING eye, I KEPT it in a JAR
for a WEEK, a-HAH-HA-ha-ha-hahaha!"
In her honor, I've added to our jukebox Diller's song from that film, the bubbly waltz You're Different.
You certainly were, Phyllis.
I'm afraid we may never see her likes again.
Then again I'm afraid we might... a-HAH-HA-ha-ha-hahaha!
(Come on, she would've said it herself).
A toast to Shellhawk, to Phyllis, and to the honest-to-goodness beginning of our Hallowe'en season coming so very soon.