We have been hustling to get our gallery looking spiffy for our open studio this weekend. Many photos were taken and pots were carried up and down the stairs for better light and final placement. As the sun came shining in our windows I remembered making many of these pieces earlier in the fall when I had long studio sessions egged on by the voice and energy of the singer Sharon Jones blasting on my studio speakers. She passed away of pancreatic cancer November 18 I am so sorry to say. She was a burst of light, energy, and rhythm even in the darkest of moments. I love so many of her songs, but today I especially loved listening to her version of Woody Guthrie's This Land Is Your Land."When the sun come shining, then I was strolling
In wheat fields waving and dust clouds rolling
The voice was chanting as the fog was lifting
This land was made for you and me."
--From This Land is Your Land by Woodie Guthrie