Well, the Mother’s day ceramics sale at Windward Community College is over. My goodness, I should hope it would be, after all. that was almost a week ago. I did OK. Nothing special.
As I was picking up my “didn’t sells” one of the student said, “I think someone stole one of your dancer sculptures.”
“Oh, good,” I replied.
She looked at me with a perplexed frown and said, “No, you don’t understand. They didn’t buy it, they stole it.”
“Yes, I know. That’s good.”
She just shook her head and walked away. The way I look at it, if someone steals a bag of clay that’s theft, pure and simple. Well maybe not so pure since clay is nothing more than mud and mud is not known for being pure. At least my mother always told me not to play in the mud puddle because she said it was dirty. So stealing a bag of clay is just plain stealing. But taking (notice I did not call it stealing) a finished work, well that’s a compliment. I will admit I would like for them to have paid for it but if they liked it enough to take it, well that is a real compliment.
The platters sold well and so did the coffee mugs. But sculptures do better at Christmas time; people buy them as gifts.
So time now to start throwing mud for the annual Christmas pot sale. Oh, dear, that has to wait. For the first time in the 10 years I’ve been there the ceramic’s studio will not be open during the summer. Not enough people registered for the potty, I mean pottery classes. Guess I’ll just have to concentrate on writing. Maybe I’ll start painting.
Till next time. If you’re looking for me I’ll be wandering around wondering what to do.
Desperate Voyage, is a World War II story of courage, love, murder and an enemy attack on a British freighter. It is available from All Thing That Matter Press and on Amazon. The Kindle edition is only $5.99,
It is based on my recollections of crossing the South Atlantic as a boy during WW II.
Murder Sets Sail is a sea adventure. You know right from the beginning who the bad guys are. Can Chris escape the sinking of his boat and the death they have planned for him?
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Body On the Church Steps – A who-done-it that will keep you guessing to the end. Everybody is suspect, well, not everybody, but a whole lot of them and the police don’t seem to be to interested in solving the murder real quickly. I wonder why.
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The Telephone Killer – He calls a head of time to tell the TV station who his next victim will. It will keep you reading even after you have figured out who the killer is. The Telephone Killer is published by Indigo Sea Press and is available on Amazon and from the publisher. Kindle and Nook versions just $4.99.
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Two historical novels about colonial Congo where I was born and grew up are: Of Rulers and Ruled and Of Chiefs and Giants. The period covered is from 1885 when Leopold II of the Belgians claimed more than 900,000 million square miles of Central Africa as his private domain until independence in 1965. These books are available All Things That Matter Press and from Amazon. The Kindle and Nook versions are only $5.99.
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