It’s been a strange week – filled with long distance road trips, holidays, beaches, family, friends and sick children. Mostly it’s been great, but there’s been little time for posting or making. The Tattie holidays* go on till the end of next week and I’m itching to get back to throwing. Until then here is a different kind of post… another lovely piece of mail art turned up from Claudia McGill the other day. I’m calling him Grumpy Bird.


*The October holidays in many parts of Scotland are known as the ‘Tattie’ holidays. This is because in the past children used to be released from school to help bring the potato harvest in.


From across the Pond

Look what appeared in my post today…


…a lovely handmade postcard from Claudia McGill in Pennsylvania, USA. She’s an artist working in mixed media and clay, and also writes poetry. I discovered her blogs a while back and particularly liked her abstract landscape postcards that are painted on cereal packet card. Cheekily I asked if she’d mind sending me one – and here it is.

The back is almost as lovely as the front.