Gary's described some of my work as handmade fiesta-ware - I can definitely see that in these pieces. It's funny to me how the these forms, rendered in bright colors, are a world apart from the same pieces glazed white with a simple green leaf or two. I have several examples of both the botanical pieces and these vividly colored pieces sitting next to each other on the kitchen table - one set is definitely more quiet and formal while the other is vivacious and happy (if dishes can be vivacious. . . ).
Over the next few days I have to wrap up my 2010 taxes to take to our accountant, glaze a small load of pottery, attend a few meetings about our community's schools, and visit with some relatives who've come in from out of town for the weekend. We're having lovely sunny spring-like weather (today's high is 70!) and it energizes me.
I think I won't be back in this space before next Monday- I hope your week wraps up well.
Enjoy some sunshine!