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The week leading up to my birthday, I rearranged, organized, purged, and cleaned out this space. Now let the fun begin! 💕 ...

An assortment of the pieces unloaded today. 🌸🌸🌸 I was trying out various techniques and these vessels all went through three firings as different glazes fire to different temperatures. I had fun with these! ...

The joy of summer flowers!! ❤️ ...

Decorating pots today… blissful 💕 ...

I am thrilled and honored to be included with my husband @madpottermv and our sculpture trail @islandfolkpottery in this beautiful compilation showcasing various creative folk on Martha’s Vineyard. Thank you @twislandgirl @amandabenchley @elizabeth.cecil The book is breathtaking #vineyardfolk ...

Spring in my neighborhood. 💕 ...

Spring window. This is a photo but doesn’t it look painterly? Chilmark, MA ...

I don’t know if any of you are like me but when I am confronted with a blank store-bought pad of expensive paper, I freeze up and that’s why I’ve always been so much more comfortable experimenting and working on craft paper or cut-up paper bags even because it just allows me to release.

I revisited a daily practice over a month ago of drawing and experimenting everyday in a journal and I made myself a junk Journal out of cardboard and craft paper, just to give myself freedom to do whatever I want and not worry about wasting expensive precious supplies.

It’s been so fantastic and liberating, I’m really grateful and I’m hoping to continue every day just doing something in the journal because I think it’s helping massage those creative muscles and helping me improve my drawing as well. I’m amazed how often I need reminding about the importance of a daily practice.
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February and March on the island are very introspective times. Donald Nitche runs a bimonthly poetry drop-in via zoom in the winter with the help of a grant from the Martha’s Vineyard Cultural Council and our local libraries and I had the good fortune to join the mid February session. It opened a flood gate of poems in me, and here is one of them.

THE REAR VIEW MIRROR

I look up from the road’s curve,
rimmed with stone walls, leaning trees,
and history
 
to see your bumper in my rear-view mirror,
muscled as a bully,
the proud logo centered.
 
And I wish you wouldn’t.
crowd and push me faster
with your impatience.
 
Don’t you realize how hard I’ve worked at slowing down? on these country lanes in this small community,
 
the struggle to unclench lists of expectations propelling me always past the now,
to fight free of the hurry-up current
and find the quiet, unique, drift
of a hometown,
 
to look up, allowing my gaze to be an invitation,
and listen for the layered notes of the story outside my head -
a shared harmony.
 
to notice that connection is as necessary and profound as breath.
 
I am opening a space inside myself, expansive enough to hold us all,
with room for conversation and kindness,
for messiness and reverence,
a cathedral of stillness and wonder.
 
Please do not hurry me.
I am going the speed limit.
 
Heather Goff
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I set up one of our outdoor folding tables next to the wood stove and when I sit at it, I feel like I’m sitting in a cafe somewhere. It’s been a great spot to write and sketch. 😊 ...

My eldest granddaughter stayed with us for her school break and her sisters and mom joined her for the weekend. I had a lovely week of baking, UNO, and sketching young models. ...

Some incredibly talented customers of mine built a cocktail table and inset some of my painterly tile series in it!! 😊 ...

Little dog - Big dog ...

I am honored to have some if my tapestry tile designs installed as accents in this kitchen!! ...

One thing I love about cold, raw, wet days is the excuse to light a fire in the morning. It makes the house so cozy! The dogs love it too. 💕💕 ...

A fireplace surround created using my painterly tiles for accents. I am honored to be featured in this family’s home. ...

This year’s (first batch of) gingerbread cookies are inspired by the Solstice and our Sculpture Trail. Castles, dragons, suns, moons… ...

Work in progress: painting with amaco underglazes on earthenware. The colors will change significantly once fired. ...

We have sold all of the eyes in the shop! It is past time to start a new batch. I poured a plaster mold of the original carvings that I did so that I can make multiples. I press clay into the mold, stamp them, and inset the high fire wire in the back at this stage so that a hanging wire can be strung after they are fired. After they are pried out of the mold, I trim them and clean them up and sometimes add to them. ...

Our shop is open today, October 10th from 11-5. 💕💕 ...

New 4x4 dragon tiles going in the shop tomorrow. 16 Marion’s Way Chilmark MA ...

My husband and his dog. ...

Mugshot Monday - our various mugs at lunch - one for water, one for tea or coffee. Most of these are older mugs of mine. The octopus is one of Bill’s. ...

Still dreaming, sketching and transposing onto the rounded surface of mugs. 💕💕 the song is one of mine recorded with magically talented friends in the early 90s. ...

Just realized the mugs that I’m illustrating with underglazes tell a story when seen together. ...