Did a little thrift shop hoppin' yesterday looking for something and then really nothing at all...it goes that way some times. Thought I'd check out the frame selection before leaving one store and noticed a large (30x52) back-facing hand stretched canvas. Expecting little better than a velvet Elvis, I instead found a lovely pastoral scene (lousy phone photo courtesy of me) with actual paint (not a print) and a signature: WR Stone* *William R. Stone (1842-1913) British.
I'm going to assume this is a copy...a really, really good copy...because those stories about finding a Picasso at the Goodwill only happen to people who find wayward twenty dollar bills in the laundry, never got a speeding ticket and have three too many cats.
Made a few 'field notes' for the tour (just a few). These are small drawings, usually mounted rather than framed. I found I really like to make these (relatively) quick drawings.
The Ceramics Studio Tour is two days away. My studio is stop number 11 on the tour. Sam Hodges @hodges5281, Sarah Brodie and Genie Swanstrom @genieswanstrom , will be at the studio with me - Saturday 2/24 and Sunday 2/25 from 10am to 5pm each day. Demonstrations throughout the weekend.