The Journey Ahead

Happy New Year!
Cathy Kiffney, ceramic
I looked up and there it was
among the green branches of the pitch pines—

thick bird,
a ruffle of fire trailing over the shoulders and down the back—

color of copper, iron, bronze—
lighting up the dark branches of the pine.

What misery to be afraid of death.
What wretchedness, to believe only in what can be proven.

When I made a little sound
it looked at me, then it looked past me.

Then it rose, the wings enormous and opulent,
and, as I said, wreathed in fire.-- Mary Oliver

Selling work while sleeping

Last night, in the early hours of the morning before anyone around here was up, someone from the land down under took a fancy to my Tree of Life tile. Shipping it off today to Australia, how cool is that?  This is my fourth order shipped to Australia, other places include the United Kingdom, Turkey, Scotland, Wales, France, Canada, Ireland, and Italy. Thanks Internet!

Tree of Life tile, going to live in Australia!

Tree Tiles

I just finished a special commission for an old friend of mine who will be giving the Tree of Life tile to each of her nieces and nephews in memory of her beautiful and talented 18 year old niece who died in a tragic accident last fall in her first year of college. So sad, I can barely fathom the pain. It means so much to me to be able to do something.

Tree of Life tiles