Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A Man's Prayer


A Man’s Prayer
Here is the man’s prayer by Red Green another one of Canada’s icons.
Ok, men raise your right hand and repeat after me
I AM A MAN.
I CAN CHANGE.
IF I HAVE TO.
I SUPPOSE. (with a sign)
AMEN

I took the liberty of  starting to write The Woman’s Prayer
I AM A WOMAN (said forcefully)
I WILL  NOT CHANGE!!!
SO BUGGER OFF!
More of Red Green’s wisdom includes “if ya can’t find em’ handsome then find em’ handy.
This baking dish of Linda Christianson’s is probably 30 years old and remains the most used ceramic cooking dish I have. I don’t find it particularly handsome but it sure is handy.  I use it to make shepard’s pie, lasagna, cannelloni or to take to a pot luck filled with my world famous burnt chicken wings. Sometimes I just pile it up with fruit.
A thrown bottomless pot is made oval and a bottom put in or you can completely screw up the whole idea and make a box like I did back at USU in 2006. I actually use it as a flower box.I think Eric Botbyl is making some really nice boxes these days. He posted one on FB the other day that was a collaborative piece

with poppies on it that was really wicked. I can't get that one out of my wee brain.

3 comments:

Dennis Allen said...

so, you CAN cook in that stuff ? ( The most asked question I hear at shows.)

smartcat said...

Oh the joy of seeing Linda Christianson at NCECA. I'd do a workshop with her any day!
Believe it or not Red Green is much appreciated by many of us south of the border! Through Red Green I figured out how to fabricate a car bumper out of duct tape and flashing!

Tracey Broome said...

I once took a workshop with Linda and I remember a story she told. Her mom was at her studio looking at her work and said to her "Oh Linda, why don't you make some pretty things instead of this stuff".
Haha! It don't gotta be pretty to be great!