Okay, so I've sort of abandoned the Jesse tree. Sad day!
As it turns out, painting an ornament a day and writing a devotion for each of those days of Advent leading up to Christmas has proven just a bit too much for me this year, on top of two degree programs packed with final projects in the middle of the Advent season. However, fret not! Many of the ornaments are finished, and--with only one degree program next year--I should have enough to post every day in Advent. As a matter of fact, I may just write them in July and set them to post in December, just to get a jump on the game.
And speaking of final projects, my art piece came out of the gas kiln today. I wrapped it up with some gold acrylic paint in the eyes, and then epoxied a small piece back on that had fallen off. Then we photographed it.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you my first ceramics art piece (go easy on me), Put Your Hands Into the Earth. If you're curious about the title, it comes from a Wendell Berry poem.
I'd love to hear your thoughts.