Kitty Cats and Dragons

Riley has been busy at clay class. What this girl does with big old hunks of clay, given a two hour time block to create! She explores textures, and shapes and comes up with things uniquely her own. Yesterday, she brought home two new pieces. The first, predictably, a cat. But not just any cat. This gentle sweet cat, is concerned with cleanliness, and she’s thus licking her paw. Look at the movement in the piece!

The second piece is a dragon. A fierce, fanged, fearless dragon.

We think the two could learn a lot from each other.

So we made room for both, on the mantle,

where they will remind us of the value of both kinds of energy.

Gentleness and fearlessness.


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18 Responses to Kitty Cats and Dragons

  1. She’s very talented and I love how you’ve displayed these.

    My daughter is 22 and I just unpacked some of her early clay works that I shipped over from the US to my new home in England. She’s mortified of course that I have any of her early art projects displayed, but my favorite gifts from her always were the things she made herself.

  2. kario says:

    These are gorgeous! I love that you are giving Riley ways to explore her world in a tactile way.

  3. Kim says:

    She did a great job! Love that the cat is cleaning itself!

  4. Amanda says:

    Love the cat especially because it’s an usual pose. So amazing that Riley can do this after the initial faltering steps. She really is blooming 😀

  5. kyra says:

    she is ROCKING it with that clay! so inspiring!

  6. pixiemama says:

    Those are AWESOME! Riley perseveres and ends up doing amazing things.


  7. Bonnie says:

    That is one wonderful cat! I’ll be it’s therapeutic for her to be working with clay too.

  8. Lydia says:

    Do you know the Jabberwocky? That dragon reminds me of how my find envisions the Jabberwocky!

  9. Wow! She is so talented! I hope she’s proud of her work!

  10. amber says:

    These are really, really good!! She is an art-teest. A real one.


  11. naomi says:

    The most amazing things come from Miss Riley!

  12. drama mama says:

    What I love even more are the evolutionary pics of the kids in the background. More fearlessness and gentleness, you know?

  13. Betty says:

    She’s really good at this. You may have to put up some shelves eventually to display all of them.

  14. Deb says:

    Perfect in every way!

  15. Carrie Link says:

    Have I ever said this before, you are my human.

  16. Amanda says:

    Lydia you are SO right – it’s a jabberwocky!

  17. Michelle says:

    What’s a jabberwocky?

  18. Kellyology says:

    Wow. Those are really good!

    OK, & I’m with you…what’s a jabberwocky?

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