Here I am back - I have been absent for some time from this group and have missed it tremendously. Andrew Thornton of The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton has been our gracious host since the beginning of this group. The above link provides a recap of the Challenge for March as well as a few details of the group. Andrew selects a very interesting group of books to read - not all my favourites - but definitely expanding my reading style. I can honestly say I have enjoyed all the books I have read in the group and I have read more than I have created with.
The selection for March, An Irish Country Doctor, has been a particular favorite of mine. An "easy" read it has led me to read more of the books in this series. But inspiration? I had a hard time with this --- colour seems to be my inspiration lately. But "green" is so cliché. I wanted more. But what? After much contemplating with no ideas, I received a package in the mail. An order I had forgotten about ---- but I made up my mind very quickly ----- green it was - with a brass stencil of a number - 1, Main Street, Ballubucklebo - the address of Doctors O'Reilly and Laverty.
I torch fired the number onto a copper blank - the hint of blue is from over firing. I was going to redo it but decided to leave it - the house number would be old so I decided to leave it with the "aged appearance". The ceramic pieces are a very subtle green (for Ireland??) or perhaps for the bricks on the house or perhaps for the moss that I am sure would be abundant.
The links to other participants can be found on Andrew's blog.