Thursday, March 31, 2011
On the kitchen counter, small things gather in their own odd world. The figures above are metal, less than two inches high and probably part of an old train set landscape. I love this pair, but it is hard to say why–because they are patiently waiting? That space between them? The way they sit and what they hold?
The frog (or toad?) is also metal and sits on a plaster leaf. The frog is slightly bigger than the couple above and could possibly eat them.
The couple and the frog live among greenery in this four-inch pottery vase made by a Southport, NC, artist. The vase is soft blue swirled with cream; the greenery is from a winter bush by the back door.
I am partial to small vases and small things. Some day I'd like to do a very small book with small words and small illustrations and big beauty.
Do you know the Mole Sisters books? Like those, but smaller still, and hardback.
What collects on your kitchen counter?